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Radcliffe Couple: Meet Adria & Jake, Lucky in Love

March 15, 2017

Radcliffe Couple: Meet Adria & Jake, Lucky in Love

We would like to introduce you to Adria and Jake.  They have known each other since high school and have many loves to include watching UFC, Mexican food, Criminal Justice and most importantly, each other.  The traditionally “unlucky” number has proved to be quite the opposite for these 2 as it was the date they got engaged and will be the date they get married as well!

Adria and Jake 2

How did you meet?

We originally met in high school but we were 2 grades apart. It was not until I went out with friends at our local pub and saw that Jake was working.  That was the first night we actually talked for a bit.


How did he propose?  

We had a date night at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Jake made reservations at Barcocina, which is right on the water, off of Thames Street. The food was delicious and even Chef Marc came out to speak with us. I knew Jake had a long day at work the next day so I figured we would just go home, but he insisted on trying to get a photo of the Under Armour sign all lit up across the harbor. Since I am the better photographer, he asked me to do it. Once I turned around, he had the ring out and got down on his knee and said, "I have a question for you" … And the rest is history!


What was the first thing you did after you got engaged?

The first thing I did was call my mom and my best friend. My mom was in on the whole thing and helped him plan everything, which was very nice. My best friend is also engaged so she wanted a picture of the ring. Other than that, Jake and I enjoyed the rest of our evening. Jake told me he was happy I said yes, or it would definitely have been the worst Friday the 13th ever.   

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Have you picked a date? Venue? Theme?

Our wedding date is October 13th 2018 - it is a Saturday so no bad luck there! Since we loved Barcocina so much, our reception will be there. The theme is an autumn/rustic type feel. Our colors will be burgundy/wine, with hints of gold, and gray.


What is something you and your fiancé like to do together?

Jake and I love watching UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). We go out to the Green Turtle and watch the PPV while enjoying some beers and nachos. We bond the most over that, besides watching our regular TV shows.


Will you be taking a honeymoon? If so, where and why did you pick that destination?

We will be taking a honeymoon.  We definitely would like to do something tropical- either Bora Bora or Brazil. We like to travel and have already been to the Dominican as well as Jamaica so we are picking something a bit further south.


What is a fun fact about you as a couple?

We both have Criminal Justice degrees; however, we disagree on a lot of things when it comes to our Criminal Justice system. Jake is more of a counter-terrorism scholar while my studies focus on US Criminal Justice and our correctional system. We try not to debate about it unless we both read the same article in a newspaper or something like that so we have the same facts.

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