Blog | Faith, Hope and Love


15 Mar 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Ashley and Rich

Hope’s bride Ashley didn’t know she was connecting with her future husband when they shared a hotdog and a couple beers at a Chicago Cubs game they attended with friends.  But that set off a fun and easy courtship for this Chicago couple, culminating in a thoughtful proposal on a trip to San Francisco in November of 2014.   Rich didn’t seem nervous that morning,...

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07 Mar 2016

Our Favorite Things

Girls in white dresses…  These are a few of our favorite things! Here’s a glimpse at what our staff loves right now.  It might just tell you a little about each of these special ladies! And our favorite thing of all?  Helping YOU find your favorite style for your special day! Faith, Hope & Love, Johanna  


I Got it From My Mama!  Mothers Dresses at Hope’s
25 Feb 2016

I Got it From My Mama! Mothers Dresses at Hope’s

What will Mom be wearing for your big day?  She deserves to look and feel beautiful as she “gives you away.”  Joan, who was recently a mother of the groom herself, hand-picked some styles for the mother who wants to be stylish!  Here are her favorite mothers dresses at Hope’s right now.   Come visit us to see more options for that special woman in...

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Valentine’s Day: Romantic Wedding Gowns Inspiration
14 Feb 2016

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Wedding Gowns Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Romance is in the air, so we wanted to inspire you with some romantic wedding gowns!  There are SO MANY gowns out there that fit the romantic look because what’s more romantic than your wedding day?!  Here is a little inspiration from a wide array of designers.  To bring in the romance, we looked for details like delicate laces, illusion necklines and...

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13 Feb 2016

A Valentine to Remember: Preserve her Gown!

This makes the perfect Valentine’s present for the recent bride!  If you aren’t familiar with gown preservation, check our previous post with details on how to preserve her gown –> here <–! Also, it would be an extremely thoughtful and sentimental gift if you were to preserve Mom’s or Grandma’s gown to last for future generations.  It’s never too late!  One of our staff members...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Kayla and Jeremy
05 Feb 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kayla and Jeremy

The real wedding story of Kayla and Jeremy is a story of Christ’s love. We greatly admire and appreciate Kayla’s witness as she describes their special day last June. She describes their wedding as, “a worship service giving glory to God for blessing us with each other, but more importantly for giving His son Jesus to be our Savior.” Kayla and Jeremy met through his...

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Prom 2016 Photo Shoot
01 Feb 2016

Prom 2016 Photo Shoot

    This year we shot Hope’s Girls in Davenport with Avenue Studios to show some of our new styles for Prom 2016. It was a freezing winter day, but our models, representing over 10 schools in the Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids areas, were troopers!  Thank you to Capri College in Davenport for the wonderful hair and airbrush make-up and Holiday Inn & the...

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Two for You!
27 Jan 2016

Two for You!

Hope’s Bridal is proud to offer two locations in Eastern Iowa. We work hard to provide exceptional service in each store and want to encourage brides and prom shoppers to take advantage of the opportunity to visit both!  You can get an introduction to each store in the video above.  Here are our top three benefits for YOU, our customers: 1. Convenience – Do you...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lisa and Chad
18 Jan 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lisa and Chad

Hope’s bride Lisa probably didn’t know she was going to turn into a bridal model when she found her gown at Hope’s for her September wedding. Since saying “I do” to her husband Chad, we’ve called on her a couple of times to walk the runway. And as you will see from her pictures- lucky us! This sweet bride has quickly turned into a friend,...

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31 Dec 2015

New Year Update

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for the past month. There has just been so much going on and not enough time in the day! On this last day of 2015, though, I think it’s appropriate to do a little reflecting on some of the exciting things we have been experiencing! 1) My most amazing blessing is also my most time-consuming job....

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