A summer 12th Street Pier Hoboken Proposal
This summer 12th Street pier Hoboken proposal was simply perfect! Adrianna and Richard actually knew each other since high school but it wasn’t until later when they met again at the Dublin House where sparks began to fly! Read more about the day and their story here.
How they met
Richard: “Adrianna and I actually knew each other in high school. We both ran track, I knew her as “Taco,” and she knew me as “Dickie” or “Bohny.” Our groups of friends were very close, but we never directly communicated.
Two of our good friends from that high school group are now together. Those friends now live in Mississippi, but flew home around Christmas to see family and friends. Adrianna and I both went out to the Dublin House to see those friends. After that night we began “talking,” went on our first date a couple months later, and officially started dating that summer.It is about two and a half years since we ran into each other that fateful night at the Dublin House.”
About their first date
Richard: “Our first date was at the Robinson Ale House in Red Bank, NJ. We sat at the bar for lunch because college basketball was on (March Madness). I subsequently went home to watch the Villanova game with my parents – Villanova lost. Adrianna has since become an avid supporter of Villanova basketball.”
What they love to do together
“We very much enjoy cooking in our apartment together. We also enjoy going down to the Jersey Shore. One of our favorite places is the Parker House. We have met a number of each other’s friends and family at the Parker House. We also enjoy spending time at each other’s family’s houses in Hazlet, Holmdel and Bayhead.”
Why Adrianna is so special to Richard
“Adrianna is one of the most caring people you will ever meet. She is beautiful, has a fantastic sense of humor, and a great dancer. She never feels uncomfortable in new situations, and makes everyone around her feel welcome. Whether you met Adrianna 5 minutes or 15 years ago, if she is able to help in anyway she is quick to volunteer.”
Why Richard choose this place to propose
“Adrianna and I had some of our first dates in Hoboken. It is where we would meet for weekdays dinners when I still lived in NYC and she lived in Hazlet. Our first home together is in Hoboken, and we have walked/run up and down the waterfront a number of times, always remarking on how great the view is. Asking her to marry me in a city we grew together just felt right. We also have a number of family members and friends who live very close by and could not wait to celebrate with everyone.”
That moment Richard knew Adrianna was special
“Adrianna met my sister, Beth, at the Parker House before we officially began dating. She was having a great time with her friends, which included their traditional belt limbo across the basement. Beth turned to me and said “Richie, what have you been doing, that girl is amazing. I love her” – maybe I didn’t realize exactly what would happen, but I knew there was something special.”