10 May 2017
It was an honor to help beautiful Sydney find her Essense of Australia gown for her summer wedding. She looked breathtaking as she said “I do” to her prince, Jake, in their outdoor wedding. Thank you so much for being a Hope’s bride, Sydney! Wedding Photographer: TINT // a visual company (formally Von Presley Studios)
22 Nov 2016
Jackie and Robert celebrated their perfect real wedding in Cedar Rapids years after first meeting in early education. Though Robert moved around with his military family, he returned for high school, which allowed the two to reconnect through mutual friends. As young professionals, they kept running into each other at local events. “We were both at pivotal times in our lives when we were...
29 Oct 2016
Meghan and Kyler’s beautiful fall wedding was full of rich colors and special DIY touches. It was a day to celebrate a couple who has grown to deeply love and appreciate each other. Meghan says, “He is honestly the most selfless person that I have ever met. He puts everyone before himself, and he never goes a day without telling me how much he loves...
06 Oct 2016
Stephanie met Brandon the night before Thanksgiving in 2013. After a quick introduction from a friend, the two continued the evening with their friends, but exchanged numbers before the night was over. Brandon sent her a text the next day, and they ended up going to a little place called Stella’s for their first date just a few nights later. “We talked for hours and...
07 Sep 2016
When Hope and Tyler met in high school on a blind date, it wasn’t apparent they would later call each other husband and wife. “I was painfully shy,” Hope explains. “He says I didn’t say two words the entire date, until at the end of the night when he tried to open the car door for me and ended up losing his grip and slamming...
18 Aug 2016
It’s hot outside, but Hannah and Dakota’s January 2nd wedding was a winter wonderland out of a dream. These two lovebirds fell for each other almost immediately. “I am loud and very outspoken, Dakota is quiet and reserved. His sweet demeanor is the perfect balance to my crazy,” says Hannah. It was an easy decision when they were shopping one day and Dakota said they...
08 Aug 2016
This is a special one-year anniversary Real Wedding. Lacey, my childhood best friend, married Kyle August 8, 2015 in a classic church ceremony in Keystone followed by an elegant, fun reception at the DoubleTree in Cedar Rapids. Lacey had heard about her good friend Josephine’s brother Kyle, and even met him once, before sparks flew at a birthday party in December 2011. Lacey was living...
20 Jul 2016
Traci and Kollin might not tell the same story of how they met at a state FBLA competition in high school, but it’s a fun story either way! Kollin says he “strategically” walked into a room where good-looking girls were hanging out. Traci says the truth is he walked into their room by accident, thinking it was his own. “I threw some fruit snacks and...
22 Apr 2016
Kitty Chen designs three bridal lines, all offered at Hope’s Bridal: Kitty Chen, Kitty Chen Couture, and Ivoire by Kitty Chen. Kitty was born in China, where she developed her artistic skills before moving to the U.S. in 2003. She began her company in 2004. Hope’s Bridal was her first account in Iowa a few years later. We love the sexy styles she creates, the...
07 Mar 2016
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