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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Megan and Zach
13 Jan 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Megan and Zach

Real Weddings by Hope’s bride Megan said “I do” back home in Indiana, but she found her perfect gown in her new city, Davenport.  Megan met her husband, Zach, when he was staying in her hometown for the Kentucky Derby. They did the long distance thing for nearly a year-and-a-half until she moved to live with him in Davenport, where he grew up.  About a...

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Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Style Guide
05 Jan 2015

Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Style Guide

2015 is here and so is the winter weather!  While you cuddle up for your snow day, warm up with these hot new styles for SPRING 2015.  While we have tons of gorgeous dresses in all kinds of styles, here are the top five wedding dress styles I’m excited for this season! Trend #1: Boho While the rustic trend is still big, bohemian has made...

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02 Jan 2015

What is a Trunk Show?

At Hope’s we get SO EXCITED for trunk shows!  But we realize some of our customers are not familiar with them.  You might not know what we are talking about when we say, “You have to come to this designer trunk show!”  So… here’s a little info on these super-fun events that fashionistas love! Trunk shows are special events when designers send their new product...

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New Year Reflections
31 Dec 2014

New Year Reflections

As we close out 2014, we have a lot to be thankful for.  God has showered Hope’s and our family with blessings this year.  We are still amazed that even after owning Hope’s for 29 years, we continue to grow.  We truly are grateful for the wonderful customers who make each day fun, our dedicated, caring staff and the ability to work with our family...

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Finding your Wedding Style by Guest Contributor Jenn of Harper Hadley Events
29 Dec 2014

Finding your Wedding Style by Guest Contributor Jenn of Harper Hadley Events

Congratulations on your engagement! You’ve found your best friend and partner for the rest of your happily ever after. Whether or not you are a bride who has dreamed of your wedding day since you were a young girl, chances are you have some fairly strong opinions on what you want your big day to look like. With so many resources, social media and our...

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Christmas Eve Love
24 Dec 2014

Christmas Eve Love

“Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2: 10-11 Christmas Eve is my favorite night of the year.  It’s all about promises fulfilled, peace on Earth and God’s love joining us in a way...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew
22 Dec 2014

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew

The high school sweethearts in this Real Weddings feature know how to make memories!  We have known Hope’s bride Kasey and her husband Drew since they were young.  Kasey worked for Hope’s for five years, in fact. So when it came time for them to plan their wedding, we were honored and excited to be able to help their big day be everything they hoped...

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18 Dec 2014

Girls’ Night Out: Veils and Cocktails

Ready for a Girls’ Night Out? Plan to join us January 17th from 7-9 for the “Ultimate Bachelorette Bonding Experience” at Palmer House Stable in Solon.  This is a great spot between our two stores, so it’s accessible for all our brides!  The name of the event sums up the fun we are sure to have: “Veils and Cocktails”- who doesn’t love to do a...

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08 Dec 2014

Christmas Cookie Time!

Do you have a favorite Christmas cookie?  We have two festive recipes to share with you today!  We had fun baking some of these over Thanksgiving weekend with Mom’s side of the family.  Let us know which of these Christmas cookies you love! Mrs. Wasley’s Sugar Cookies – from Diane 1 cup sugar 1 cup butter 1 egg beaten 1 teaspoon soda blended with 5...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Nicole and Shawn
04 Dec 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Nicole and Shawn

The Real Weddings by Hope’s union of Nicole and Shawn Wurzer shows just how beautiful your big day can be on a tight budget.  “Everything for the wedding was handmade, except for the attire of course,” Nicole explained.  Prior to their September 6th wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Caramel in Lawler and reception in Sumner, the families of the bride and groom had...

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