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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob
17 Oct 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob

“Love at first shot” is how Emily and Jacob began their story on their wedding website.  The two Mount Mercy basketball players first crossed paths in the gym, where they would end up spending a lot of time together.  Months later, they had their first real conversation that revolved around scars and their shared fear of needles.  “We know… super intriguing conversation, but hey, it...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Olivia and Levi
01 Oct 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Olivia and Levi

Olivia and Levi’s story started as high school students in 2008.  In less than a month they will be celebrating the first anniversary of their romantic vintage wedding!  We’re super excited to share this blog post with you since Olivia is a long-time Hope’s girl- she’s sharing some amazing throwback pictures from her parents’ wedding and her proms!   Olivia’s junior year and Levi’s senior...

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Hope’s Welcomes Randy Fenoli Bridal to Iowa!
21 Sep 2017

Hope’s Welcomes Randy Fenoli Bridal to Iowa!

Hello, Beautiful!  Randy Fenoli, the lovable star of “Say Yes to the Dress” has launched his new bridal line, and Hope’s is the EXCLUSIVE Iowa retailer!  Welcome to Iowa, Randy Fenoli Bridal! We are honored to bring this wedding industry leader’s designs to our state.  Randy is no stranger to designing- Diane (Hope’s owner) has known him for almost 30 years, back when he was...

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Another Online Dress Warning!
08 Sep 2017

Another Online Dress Warning!

When Lauryn came to us this summer to find her homecoming dress, we instantly loved her open, fun personality.  And we had a blast helping her find not only an adorable homecoming dress, but also her perfect prom dress for next year! However, we were so upset for her when she told us her online dress horror story. Lauryn showed us pictures she found of...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jordan and Will
22 Aug 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jordan and Will

Jordan and Will’s timeless romance wedding is out of a fairy tale, and the story all started when a girl walked into a bar.  The couple met at The Pelican in Corpus Christi, Texas.  When Will saw Jordan, he told his friend, “The girl of my dreams just walked in.” He immediately came over to talk to her, and they hit it off sharing their...

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22 Aug 2017

Allie and Adam: Wedding Planning Part 4

Allie and Adam continue on their wedding planning adventure.  While nothing is too stressful at this time, Allie continues to have the feeling of just wanting to have all the decisions made, even though she knows it takes time. Currently, they are working on trying to find a place for their reception and have started a wedding registry.  Since they’ve lived together for quite a...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Karin and Drew
09 Aug 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Karin and Drew

Hope’s bride Karin is “spoiled” by her new husband, who is a true romantic.  And her sweet touches to make their elegant wedding special show she is just as sentimental! Karin was drawn to Drew the first moment she saw him.  “I was driving near NIU Campus and saw Drew walking across the street in a suit and tie, and the rest is history!”  Luckily,...

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Allie helping a current Hope's Bride find her gown.  You can imagine how hard it is to decide on her own!
19 Jul 2017

Allie and Adam: Wedding Planning Part 3

After a month-and-a-half break from wedding planning, Allie is feeling much more focused and excited about it.  She and Adam took a trip to St. Louis to celebrate his birthday with a Cardinals baseball game and some relaxation.  Plus, they have been down to Missouri to visit Adam’s parents and are regularly enjoying taco nights together at Casa Las Glorias.  Overall, they are feeling refreshed...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jami and Scott
06 Jul 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jami and Scott

Jami and Scott’s wedding, like their relationship, was adventurous, unique, and completely beautiful!  The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on an island in the middle of Lake Erie.  Their story is so fun, and one many brides in the midst of stressful planning will likely envy! In high school Scott was friends with Jami’s brother and would regularly hang out at her...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Samantha and Quentin
28 Jun 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Samantha and Quentin

Hope’s Bride Samantha and Quentin go way back to elementary school.  They started dating in March of her sophomore in high school when he was a senior.  That October, Quentin went off to basic training for the Marine Corp. “I thought it was going to be the longest three months of my life. A month into basic, his leg was broken in four places. My...

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