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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob
17 Oct 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob

“Love at first shot” is how Emily and Jacob began their story on their wedding website.  The two Mount Mercy basketball players first crossed paths in the gym, where they would end up spending a lot of time together.  Months later, they had their first real conversation that revolved around scars and their shared fear of needles.  “We know… super intriguing conversation, but hey, it...

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Prom 2017 Trend: Simple Sophistication
30 Jan 2017

Prom 2017 Trend: Simple Sophistication

For Prom 2017, simple and sophisticated is a huge trend that appeals to many shoppers.  Timeless styles, with clean and sexy lines, rich fabrics, and bold colors are show-stopping choices.  We love to find dresses that fit perfectly and show off the natural beauty of our prom shoppers, then dress them up in gorgeous accessories to make the look complete.  The sophistication of a simple...

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Prom 2017 Trend:  Two-Piece Prom Dresses
16 Jan 2017

Prom 2017 Trend: Two-Piece Prom Dresses

Next up in our prom trend reports:  Two-piece prom dresses are HUGE from Prom 2017!  All of our designers offered lots of these styles, and we bought them heavily, anticipating our prom shoppers would be asking for them.  Sure enough, our early prom shoppers are gravitating toward the two-piece dresses! Most designers have chosen to give just a peek of skin between the skirt 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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I Got it From My Mama!  Mothers Dresses at Hope’s
25 Feb 2016

I Got it From My Mama! Mothers Dresses at Hope’s

What will Mom be wearing for your big day?  She deserves to look and feel beautiful as she “gives you away.”  Joan, who was recently a mother of the groom herself, hand-picked some styles for the mother who wants to be stylish!  Here are her favorite mothers dresses at Hope’s right now.   Come visit us to see more options for that special woman in...

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Valentine’s Day: Romantic Wedding Gowns Inspiration
14 Feb 2016

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Wedding Gowns Inspiration

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Romance is in the air, so we wanted to inspire you with some romantic wedding gowns!  There are SO MANY gowns out there that fit the romantic look because what’s more romantic than your wedding day?!  Here is a little inspiration from a wide array of designers.  To bring in the romance, we looked for details like delicate laces, illusion necklines and...

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Two for You!
27 Jan 2016

Two for You!

Hope’s Bridal is proud to offer two locations in Eastern Iowa. We work hard to provide exceptional service in each store and want to encourage brides and prom shoppers to take advantage of the opportunity to visit both!  You can get an introduction to each store in the video above.  Here are our top three benefits for YOU, our customers: 1. Convenience – Do you...

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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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Mother’s Day Announcement
10 May 2015

Mother’s Day Announcement

A VERY happy Mother’s Day to all the special women who work with us, shop with us, and “mother” us in so many ways!  You are wonderful!  You are appreciated!  You are truly a gift from God. This Mother’s Day is extra special because I’m celebrating my wonderful mom who is soon-to-be a wonderful grandma!  We wanted to share our excitement that the Hope’s family...

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Seeking Bridesmaid Dresses Donation Recipients
31 Mar 2015

Seeking Bridesmaid Dresses Donation Recipients

What to do, what to do??? We have so many dresses and just not enough space. We have found great organizations to donate some of our wedding and prom dresses, but we have a large collection of bridesmaid dresses, too. Can you help us find a worthy recipient? We are looking for individuals or organizations that have a use for discontinued sample bridesmaid dresses. Most...

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