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When your parents own a bridal shop, your Halloween costumes tend to look like this lovely from about 6th grade.  Yes, I cross-dressed as (current Hope's bride) Lacey's groom.  I think she looks better on Kyle's arm.
29 Oct 2014

A Hope’s Halloween Update

Happy Halloween, lovelies!  It’s such a fun and beautiful time of the year!  We are sure enjoying the start of our “slow season” (lol…) at Hope’s.  We are using this time to prep for the craziness after the holidays: Finalizing prom orders, reconstructing our space to better serve all of you come January, and planning for upcoming events like the super-fun Veils + Cocktails Bachelorette...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal:  Laura and Alex
22 Oct 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal: Laura and Alex

For our first Real Weddings by Hope’s blog post, we are featuring my dear friends Laura and Alex.  They are a couple I love and respect, and you can tell they are perfect for each other.  I’m so excited to share their love story with you! One of the passages shared at their September 28, 2013 wedding was from Romans 12:   “Love must be sincere....

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It’s a good day to serve the Lord! Honduras Mission Part 1
18 Oct 2014

It’s a good day to serve the Lord! Honduras Mission Part 1

It’s a good day… to help girls feel beautiful for the Lord! Our family has participated in several mission trips over the years, and we usually start the day with a fired up, “It’s a good day…” Fill in the blank: to serve the Lord, to praise the Lord, to thank the Lord, etc.  Well, this Honduras mission trip is one we are serving in...

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Wifey tee from www.ilycouture.com/
13 Oct 2014

Tips for the Bride-to-Be Searching for her Dress

Hello Beautiful Bride! When I was a bride-to-be searching for her dress, it brought me to tears.  We love tears when brides find THE PERFECT DRESS, but my tears weren’t those kind- I was just frustrated!  I’ve literally worn hundreds of wedding dresses, and seen about any style you can imagine on other brides.  Plus, I had the pressure of being Diane’s daughter- I had...

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This is me at my wedding to JD on July 21, 2012.  With us from left to right are Ariel, Diane, Mark, and Moriah.  I did NOT make my own dresses for my wedding!  I did DIY my programs and some decorations, though… haha.
09 Oct 2014

Beginnings: An Introduction to Faith, Hope’s, Love

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev. 22:13 Beginnings. As I sit down to consider how to start this blog- Faith, Hope’s, Love- for Hope’s Bridal, I’m thinking about beginnings of different kinds. I’ll be writing about a lot of beginnings: Beginning your wedding planning, beginning your marriage, and beginnings of real Hope’s couples....

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