Real Weddings by Hope’s


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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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Shannon and Preston
21 Jan 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Shannon and Preston

Shannon and Preston offer us a real weddings feature full of fun details with an eclectic vintage feel.  The two met freshmen year of high school and started dating junior year.  “Preston is extremely hard-working and has always been planning for the future. He proposed on a random October day in 2013. I was in shock for a good week I think. Then the planning...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Megan and Zach
13 Jan 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Megan and Zach

Real Weddings by Hope’s bride Megan said “I do” back home in Indiana, but she found her perfect gown in her new city, Davenport.  Megan met her husband, Zach, when he was staying in her hometown for the Kentucky Derby. They did the long distance thing for nearly a year-and-a-half until she moved to live with him in Davenport, where he grew up.  About a...

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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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