Wedding Dress


Bride and Groom first look kiss: 1920s wedding dress
21 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Danielle and Cody

Danielle and Cody perfectly pulled off a Great Gatsby themed wedding in Des Moines on August 8th. We love the rich gold tones and glamorous details of this real wedding! The couple met on Thanksgiving in 2002 during Danielle’s senior year of high school. After meeting, Cody persisted to call her until they finally hung out a few weeks later. After that, they spent every...

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Bridal Gown Alterations: What to Expect
16 Jun 2015

Bridal Gown Alterations: What to Expect

When it comes to your bridal gown fittings, what should you expect? To many of you, this is the first time you’ve ever had anything altered, let alone a wedding gown! The following is a summary of what to expect when having alterations done to your bridal gown. Even if you do not choose to have your alterations done with us, this information will be...

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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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Designer Spotlight Davenport Event
27 May 2015

Designer Spotlight Davenport Event

We are excitedly gearing up for a big weekend June 6th & 7th in our Davenport store.  You should plan on joining us! For two days only, we will bring together all our samples from our top four exclusive designers- meaning you won’t find these designer wedding dresses ANYWHERE ELSE IN IOWA!!!  We will feature gowns from Martina Liana, Robert Bullock, Roz la Kelin, and...

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Designer Spotlight: Roz la Kelin’s “Glamour Plus”
22 Apr 2015

Designer Spotlight: Roz la Kelin’s “Glamour Plus”

It’s always been important to us to offer beautiful dresses for ALL brides who shop with us. That’s why, unlike many boutiques, we carry a wide range of stock gowns in all sizes 0-28. When you are shopping for the perfect dress, your favorite dress in inventory might not be the right fit, but we are proud to offer dresses that you CAN try in...

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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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Celeste and Lori shopping for Prom 2015
25 Mar 2015

Shopping at Hope’s: A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Faith, hope, love. We love what we do because we are constantly reminded of these most important things by our customers. We want to share the beautiful story of a Hope’s bride from 1992, and the legacy she has continued with her daughters. We are humbled and honored by families like this, who have trusted us with their business time and again over the years!...

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Stella York lace and soft tulle boho wedding dress
16 Mar 2015

Favorite Wedding Dresses under $1,000

If you are planning a wedding, you have probably thought quite a bit about your budget. We pride ourselves on having dresses for everyone at Hope’s. Our current (available to order from the designer), formal (long with a train) bridal gowns start around $800. You will see our favorites below. However, we have other options for those who need to stay below that. Many of...

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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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