Tag: cedar rapids bridal shop


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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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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Allie and Adam: Just Engaged & Planning a Wedding!
19 Apr 2017

Allie and Adam: Just Engaged & Planning a Wedding!

We are extra excited in our Atkins store because our beloved Allie is newly-engaged!  She is such a great sport and agreed to share her wedding planning journey with you.  We will be following her through the next year-and-a-half with the hopes of giving our brides ideas, shared experiences, and a chance to get to know one of our amazing bridal consultants on a whole...

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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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5 Tips for More Flattering Poses in Your Wedding Dress
11 Jul 2016

5 Tips for More Flattering Poses in Your Wedding Dress

By Guest Blogger Lacey Hauptman If you’ve ever been a part of a wedding photo shoot, or any photo shoot for that matter, you’d know how difficult it is to get a decent photo that puts your best assets in a good light. You’ll painfully scan through thousands of photos with awkward smiles, critiquing what you see as a bloated tummy, flabby arms, and so...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sadie and Steve
13 Jun 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sadie and Steve

Sadie and Steve’s April wedding in St. Louis was picture perfect.  We are so honored we were able to help this gorgeous bride find her amazing Stephen Yearick gown.  As her mom wrote us, “The dress stole the show—we had so many people talking about it all night that we clearly knew we had picked the right dress!” Steve and Sadie met in college. “I...

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With designer Kitty Chen at Chicago Bridal Market
22 Apr 2016

Designer Spotlight: Kitty Chen

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...

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07 Mar 2016

Our Favorite Things

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  


I Got it From My Mama!  Mothers Dresses at Hope’s
25 Feb 2016

I Got it From My Mama! Mothers Dresses at Hope’s

What will Mom be wearing for your big day?  She deserves to look and feel beautiful as she “gives you away.”  Joan, who was recently a mother of the groom herself, hand-picked some styles for the mother who wants to be stylish!  Here are her favorite mothers dresses at Hope’s right now.   Come visit us to see more options for that special woman in...

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