Events


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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Diane, Cathy, and Ariel at the Chicago market
09 Oct 2015

Fall Bridal Market Recap

This fall, we made our way to two bridal markets. Mark and Diane headed to Atlanta, and Diane, Ariel and Cathy attended the Chicago market.  We’d love to share some of the highlights with you today! Trends: We saw a lot of illusion necklines, fun skirts, and color. We hardly saw ANY white in the showrooms, but we did see red, blue, champagne, blush, and...

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Sottero and Midgley Trunk Show at Hope's Bridal in Atkins, Iowa
30 Sep 2015

Sottero and Midgley Trunk Show Preview

Hey all you Brides-to-Be! We are so excited to bring you a much-anticipated trunk show this weekend of Sottero and Midgley new fall designs!  We will have fifteen sample gowns straight from the designer in addition to our current collection in our Atkins store.  Most of these samples are a size 6, but they are sending a few in larger sizes up to size 16...

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Designer Spotlight Davenport Event
27 May 2015

Designer Spotlight Davenport Event

We are excitedly gearing up for a big weekend June 6th & 7th in our Davenport store.  You should plan on joining us! For two days only, we will bring together all our samples from our top four exclusive designers- meaning you won’t find these designer wedding dresses ANYWHERE ELSE IN IOWA!!!  We will feature gowns from Martina Liana, Robert Bullock, Roz la Kelin, and...

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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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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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01 Dec 2014

Waiting with Hope

We are waiting with HOPE this Advent Season! “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.”  Romans 15: 4 Advent is a time of waiting.  You brides out there know a lot about waiting, right?  If you are like me, you were...

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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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