Real Weddings by Hope’s


Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kim and Mitch
02 Jun 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kim and Mitch

The real wedding of Kim and Mitch was a whimsically elegant affair with rustic touches that created a romantic Victorian feel. The couple tied the knot on October 18th at Pebble Creek Golf Course after four years together. To prepare for the big day, Kim came to shop at Hope’s in Davenport because she was excited to work with our consultant Naomi. “We were friends...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Brooke and Caleb
20 May 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Brooke and Caleb

This romantic Real Wedding by Hope’s started with one of the most thoughtful proposals we have heard! A couple of years after Brooke and Caleb met in college through her roommate, Caleb planned an elaborate surprise involving Brooke’s whole family. Late one night at her parents’ house, Brooke’s dad suddenly came in with a letter. “I found this in the mailbox and it says it’s...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Collette and Brennan
29 Apr 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Collette and Brennan

Collette and Brennan met their freshman year at the University of Iowa, sharing many experiences in the Hawkeye Marching Band and engineering classes. “In the past 8 years we have traveled the country, marched in three bowl games, snowboarded the Colorado Rockies, tailgated, road tripped, dined, wakeboarded, vacationed, spent time with family, tried new things and helped each other grow into the individuals we are...

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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jennifer and Zach
13 Apr 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jennifer and Zach

Hope’s bride Jennifer met her groom Zach back in 2012 through a friend of her sister who worked with him. After exchanging numbers and texting for almost a month, they closed down the restaurant on their first date! He proposed in December 2013 by leaving a series of clues that eventually led to him sitting by a sign lit by blue Christmas lights asking Jennifer...

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Real Wedding by Hope's: Natalie's lace Maggie Sottero was complemented by berry bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Angelo
11 Mar 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Natalie and Matt

The real wedding of Natalie and Matt took place on October 3rd, two years after Matt popped the question. The couple met through friends, and while Natalie knew right away Matt was someone special, they just got to know each other as friends for a few months. Once they started dating, it took Matt just six months to ask her to marry him. They took...

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Real Wedding: Valerie and Trevor
27 Feb 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Valerie and Trevor

Valerie and Trevor grew up in the same small town, but didn’t know each other well because he was six years older.  The two connected when she began working at the University of Iowa with him.  Soon their friendship blossomed into a relationship, and they said “I do” on October 4th in Manchester. For the elegant fall wedding with touches of gold, Valerie wore a...

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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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Bride and Groom
05 Feb 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Bree and Luke

Our Real Weddings feature today showcases Hope’s bride Bree and her new hubby, Luke.  Both of our stores had the privilege of working with this lovely couple, outfitting the bride and the handsome men! Luke and Bree met in high school. Although he was older, they had mutual friends and dated on and off through high school and college.  Eventually they agreed they didn’t want...

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Real Wedding: Jessica and Tyson
30 Jan 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Jessica and Tyson

Jessica and Tyson’s real wedding tied together two aesthetics- Vintage and Modern- to create a truly cool, unique vibe! The couple met in 2008 when they were working for the same company.  Jessica asked him out on their first date to Riverside Casino, and they were pretty much inseparable after that night.  They added a daughter, Lyric, to their lives in 2011, and he proposed...

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