Real Weddings by Hope’s


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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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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