I was living in New York City and had finished my education studying Fashion and was now on the hunt for a job! I had interned in the city and tried to gain as much experience as I could during my time as an undergrad. As you can imagine, this process is definitely competitive in the metro area but there are also many girls who studied in the same field looking for a similar entry-level position.
After some time, I landed an interview at Vera Wang. I hit it off with the manager (who became a friend) and like that, I was the Guest Services Coordinator at Vera’s flagship store on the corner of 77th Street and Madison on the Upper East Side. From booking appointments, to working with brides, helping consultants close sales, even doing a little part time modeling. It was seriously the best first job a girl could ask for. Eventually, I made my way to the corporate office where I worked more behind the scenes with Production/Sales of the bridal business. After working for Vera for 5 years, I decided to bounce around and see what else the industry had to offer but I ultimately found out that I would go back to my roots.
After 9 years in New York, I was ready for a new challenge and a change in scenery. I had always dreamed and spoke about owning a boutique but the time had finally arrived. Bridal is so special and I realized that I missed that 1:1 connection with a client and how rewarding it is to help someone for such a big occasion. Styling my family/friends has always been a hobby and now I am thrilled to say it is my job!
I would like to dedicate “Adriana’s Bridal” to my Gigi – this all started way earlier than I even have space on this page to mention and I thank her for that. Being in awe of all things sparkly and pretty…this is for you.