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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Holly and Neil
08 Nov 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Holly and Neil

Holly and Neil’s bohemian chic wedding was a perfect representation of their beautiful, fun relationship.  The two met when Holly’s sister, Jena, was dating Neil’s best friend, Brett.  “As I grew up I started to get to know Neil and started to grow a little crush on him,” Holly explains.  Neil was nervous to ask Jena’s “little sister” out, but they started dating when Holly...

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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Olivia and Levi
01 Oct 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Olivia and Levi

Olivia and Levi’s story started as high school students in 2008.  In less than a month they will be celebrating the first anniversary of their romantic vintage wedding!  We’re super excited to share this blog post with you since Olivia is a long-time Hope’s girl- she’s sharing some amazing throwback pictures from her parents’ wedding and her proms!   Olivia’s junior year and Levi’s senior...

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Hope’s Welcomes Randy Fenoli Bridal to Iowa!
21 Sep 2017

Hope’s Welcomes Randy Fenoli Bridal to Iowa!

Hello, Beautiful!  Randy Fenoli, the lovable star of “Say Yes to the Dress” has launched his new bridal line, and Hope’s is the EXCLUSIVE Iowa retailer!  Welcome to Iowa, Randy Fenoli Bridal! We are honored to bring this wedding industry leader’s designs to our state.  Randy is no stranger to designing- Diane (Hope’s owner) has known him for almost 30 years, back when he was...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Samantha and Quentin
28 Jun 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Samantha and Quentin

Hope’s Bride Samantha and Quentin go way back to elementary school.  They started dating in March of her sophomore in high school when he was a senior.  That October, Quentin went off to basic training for the Marine Corp. “I thought it was going to be the longest three months of my life. A month into basic, his leg was broken in four places. My...

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Real Wedding: Anna and Dale’s Traditional Wedding
09 Jun 2017

Real Wedding: Anna and Dale’s Traditional Wedding

The river flooding and forcing you out of your wedding reception venue might put a damper on the best day of your life, but Hope’s bride Anna and her husband Dale took it in stride last September. “We knew we didn’t want to see each other until we were in our dress attire, but knew we needed to speak and discuss a new plan. At...

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Real Wedding: Sydney and Jake
10 May 2017

Real Wedding: Sydney and Jake

It was an honor to help beautiful Sydney find her Essense of Australia gown for her summer wedding.  She looked breathtaking as she said “I do” to her prince, Jake, in their outdoor wedding.  Thank you so much for being a Hope’s bride, Sydney! Wedding Photographer:  TINT // a visual company  (formally Von Presley Studios)


Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Amanda and Nate
03 Mar 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Amanda and Nate

Amanda and Nate will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary and 10th year together as a couple, and we are so excited to share these high school sweethearts’ wedding with you!  Amanda explains, “It’s kind of crazy how fast time goes!  I would definitely say it is not easy at times, but for us the good times outweigh the bad, and I think that’s...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jackie and Robert
22 Nov 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jackie and Robert

  Jackie and Robert celebrated their perfect real wedding in Cedar Rapids years after first meeting in early education.  Though Robert moved around with his military family, he returned for high school, which allowed the two to reconnect through mutual friends.  As young professionals, they kept running into each other at local events.  “We were both at pivotal times in our lives when we were...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Stephanie and Brandon
06 Oct 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Stephanie and Brandon

Stephanie met Brandon the night before Thanksgiving in 2013.  After a quick introduction from a friend, the two continued the evening with their friends, but exchanged numbers before the night was over.  Brandon sent her a text the next day, and they ended up going to a little place called Stella’s for their first date just a few nights later.  “We talked for hours and...

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