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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Amanda and Nate
03 Mar 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Amanda and Nate

Amanda and Nate will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary and 10th year together as a couple, and we are so excited to share these high school sweethearts’ wedding with you!  Amanda explains, “It’s kind of crazy how fast time goes!  I would definitely say it is not easy at times, but for us the good times outweigh the bad, and I think that’s...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jackie and Robert
22 Nov 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jackie and Robert

  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...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Meghan and Kyler
29 Oct 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Meghan and Kyler

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...

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18 Aug 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Hannah and Dakota

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...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lacey and Kyle
08 Aug 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lacey and Kyle

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...

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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  


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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Bride with her bridesmaids: Essense of Australia bridal gown and Bill Levkoff chiffon bridesmaid dresses
28 Oct 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jessica and Jordan

Jessica and Jordan said “I do” September 19th in a classic, yet elegantly romantic Real Wedding. The beautiful Hope’s bride impressed us all with her organization, vision, and relaxed, happy planning style. “Planning my wedding was not nearly as stressful as many said it would be. I absolutely loved every minute of wedding planning. I wish the day didn’t go so fast, but I couldn’t...

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The women.
23 Sep 2015

Falling in Love: Fall Wedding Inspiration

Happy first day of FALL!  In honor of many people’s favorite season, here is a little color inspiration for those brides planning a fall wedding!  Of course, you are free to do ANY color you wish for your wedding, but here are some of our favorite shades for this cider-sipping, apple-picking, pumpkin-carving season! Whatever you choose for your fall wedding, it’s sure to be gorgeous! ...

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Hope’s How-To: Pregnant Bridesmaid
12 Sep 2015

Hope’s How-To: Pregnant Bridesmaid

It’s almost inevitable. One of those ladies you love the most says “YES” to standing by your side on your big day. And then what? She ends up pregnant. I laugh, because I just got to play bridesmaid for my best friend’s wedding seven months pregnant myself, and I learned the week of my own wedding the reason my sister-in-law’s dress wouldn’t fit was my...

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