10 May 2017
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)
22 Apr 2016
Kitty Chen designs three bridal lines, all offered at Hope’s Bridal: Kitty Chen, Kitty Chen Couture, and Ivoire by Kitty Chen. Kitty was born in China, where she developed her artistic skills before moving to the U.S. in 2003. She began her company in 2004. Hope’s Bridal was her first account in Iowa a few years later. We love the sexy styles she creates, the...
07 Mar 2016
Girls in white dresses… These are a few of our favorite things! Here’s a glimpse at what our staff loves right now. It might just tell you a little about each of these special ladies! And our favorite thing of all? Helping YOU find your favorite style for your special day! Faith, Hope & Love, Johanna
16 Jun 2015
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...
20 May 2015
This romantic Real Wedding by Hope’s started with one of the most thoughtful proposals we have heard! A couple of years after Brooke and Caleb met in college through her roommate, Caleb planned an elaborate surprise involving Brooke’s whole family. Late one night at her parents’ house, Brooke’s dad suddenly came in with a letter. “I found this in the mailbox and it says it’s...
12 Feb 2015
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...
13 Nov 2014
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...
04 Nov 2014
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...
22 Oct 2014
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....