Marriage


Real Wedding: Anna and Dale’s Traditional Wedding
09 Jun 2017

Real Wedding: Anna and Dale’s Traditional Wedding

The river flooding and forcing you out of your wedding reception venue might put a damper on the best day of your life, but Hope’s bride Anna and her husband Dale took it in stride last September. “We knew we didn’t want to see each other until we were in our dress attire, but knew we needed to speak and discuss a new plan. At...

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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Carrie and Lane
16 Apr 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Carrie and Lane

We’re excited to share Carrie and Lane’s Real Wedding with you. Carrie worked for Hope’s for seven years through high school and college, so it was special for us to help her with her own big day! Carrie and Lane met seven years ago after being set up by his mom. Right away, they felt like they had known each other a lifetime. After four...

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Celeste and Lori shopping for Prom 2015
25 Mar 2015

Shopping at Hope’s: A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Faith, hope, love. We love what we do because we are constantly reminded of these most important things by our customers. We want to share the beautiful story of a Hope’s bride from 1992, and the legacy she has continued with her daughters. We are humbled and honored by families like this, who have trusted us with their business time and again over the years!...

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Bride and Groom Dancing on Main Street
12 Feb 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sarah and Zach

Real wedding by Hope’s couple Zach and Sarah enjoyed their first date at a wedding reception.  Unbeknownst to them, they would be celebrating their own three years later! The couple met at Iowa State, when Zach was living with some of Sarah’s best friends.  When he invited her to keep him company on a drive to a wedding reception after a long day at an...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew
22 Dec 2014

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew

The high school sweethearts in this Real Weddings feature know how to make memories!  We have known Hope’s bride Kasey and her husband Drew since they were young.  Kasey worked for Hope’s for five years, in fact. So when it came time for them to plan their wedding, we were honored and excited to be able to help their big day be everything they hoped...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Nicole and Shawn
04 Dec 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Nicole and Shawn

The Real Weddings by Hope’s union of Nicole and Shawn Wurzer shows just how beautiful your big day can be on a tight budget.  “Everything for the wedding was handmade, except for the attire of course,” Nicole explained.  Prior to their September 6th wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Caramel in Lawler and reception in Sumner, the families of the bride and groom had...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher
13 Nov 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher

Lindsey and Christopher’s wedding is a great example of how DIY and personal touches can make your big day super-special as you will see in this Real Weddings feature!  The two met in Iowa City in the spring of 2008, sharing Whitey’s ice cream in downtown Iowa City for their first date.  Lindsey says Chris is full of cute surprises, which we can say is...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal: Morgan and Jim
04 Nov 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal: Morgan and Jim

This Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal features the beautiful Quad Cities news reporter Morgan (Ottier) and Jim Swanson.  The two just married on October 4th in a blustery outdoor ceremony in rural Davenport.  From her on-air engagement to her fashion-forward bridal gown, we just love Morgan’s story! Morgan described how she and Jim met.  “We met while I was in college, working at a golf...

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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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