Tag: bride


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:  Kayla and Jeremy
05 Feb 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kayla and Jeremy

The real wedding story of Kayla and Jeremy is a story of Christ’s love. We greatly admire and appreciate Kayla’s witness as she describes their special day last June. She describes their wedding as, “a worship service giving glory to God for blessing us with each other, but more importantly for giving His son Jesus to be our Savior.” Kayla and Jeremy met through his...

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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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Are you getting what you pay for when you order online?
03 Sep 2015

Buyer Beware: Purchasing Authentic Bridal and Formalwear

Photo from www.knockoffnightmares.com – see more at their website or Facebook page. “While online shopping is always risky, buying a wedding dress online may be biggest gamble of them all. Still, many brides-to-be will scour the internet in search of tempting discounts or convincing counterfeit gowns. But if you dare to order that dream dress online, you may well receive a truly unrecognizable garment in...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Corrie and Jared
12 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Corrie and Jared

The July 11th Iowa City wedding of Corrie and Jared was truly unique, incorporating thoughtful touches from family members and their favorite things to create a fun shabby chic event. The two met in junior high, when Jared was the note messenger between Corrie and a boy she was dating. However, she didn’t talk to him much until they were seniors. She always thought he...

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Wedding Planning Tips from Hotel Blackhawk (Pt. 2)
15 Jul 2015

Wedding Planning Tips from Hotel Blackhawk (Pt. 2)

Here is Lindsay Thul’s next wedding planning tip! See her above with one of her brides at Hotel Blackhawk.  If you missed the first, please click here! …Speaking of control freak It’s okay (and necessary) to be very organized with your initial planning. BUT the closer you get to the big day, the less stressed you should be- not the other way around. Most venues...

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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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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: 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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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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