Real Weddings by Hope’s


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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20 Jul 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Traci and Kollin

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...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sadie and Steve
13 Jun 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sadie and Steve

Sadie and Steve’s April wedding in St. Louis was picture perfect.  We are so honored we were able to help this gorgeous bride find her amazing Stephen Yearick gown.  As her mom wrote us, “The dress stole the show—we had so many people talking about it all night that we clearly knew we had picked the right dress!” Steve and Sadie met in college. “I...

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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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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: 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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sara and Jamie
23 Nov 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sara and Jamie

Hope’s bride Sara and Jamie started dating in July of 2013 after working together for some time. Their November 7th wedding at Beaches Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica was a picture perfect example of the fun and relaxation a destination wedding offers! While planning her wedding, Sara visited Hope’s where she found her Roz la Kelin gown. “The gal that helped me was a sweetheart!”...

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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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28 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sarah and Ryan

Sarah and Ryan’s June 26th wedding may have had some classic touches, but these Iowa transplants made it anything but traditional! Read on to swoon over their love story and be inspired by their vintage chic barn wedding with DIY flair! After both moving from out of state to Oskaloosa for agricultural jobs, Ryan and Sarah happened to meet one night at the local watering...

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