Tag: bridesmaids


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: 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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The women.
23 Sep 2015

Falling in Love: Fall Wedding Inspiration

Happy first day of FALL!  In honor of many people’s favorite season, here is a little color inspiration for those brides planning a fall wedding!  Of course, you are free to do ANY color you wish for your wedding, but here are some of our favorite shades for this cider-sipping, apple-picking, pumpkin-carving season! Whatever you choose for your fall wedding, it’s sure to be gorgeous! ...

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Hope’s How-To: Pregnant Bridesmaid
12 Sep 2015

Hope’s How-To: Pregnant Bridesmaid

It’s almost inevitable. One of those ladies you love the most says “YES” to standing by your side on your big day. And then what? She ends up pregnant. I laugh, because I just got to play bridesmaid for my best friend’s wedding seven months pregnant myself, and I learned the week of my own wedding the reason my sister-in-law’s dress wouldn’t fit was my...

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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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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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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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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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Photo by Brian Hall Photography: 2015 Hope's Bridal Catalog
20 Feb 2015

2015 Bridesmaid Style Guide

Time for a little bridesmaid fun!  What wedding party styles will perfectly complement the bridal trends of 2015? (See those HERE if you missed them!)  Here are our top six bridesmaid trends for 2015! 1.  Lace Lace has been so important in bridal for several years, but we’re just starting to see it more often in bridesmaids.  If you are looking for a lace bridesmaid...

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