Tag: Cedar Rapids wedding


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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Real Wedding: Sydney and Jake
10 May 2017

Real Wedding: Sydney and Jake

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)


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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18 Aug 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Hannah and Dakota

It’s hot outside, but Hannah and Dakota’s January 2nd wedding was a winter wonderland out of a dream.  These two lovebirds fell for each other almost immediately.  “I am loud and very outspoken, Dakota is quiet and reserved.  His sweet demeanor is the perfect balance to my crazy,” says Hannah.  It was an easy decision when they were shopping one day and Dakota said they...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lacey and Kyle
08 Aug 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lacey and Kyle

This is a special one-year anniversary Real Wedding.  Lacey, my childhood best friend, married Kyle August 8, 2015 in a classic church ceremony in Keystone followed by an elegant, fun reception at the DoubleTree in Cedar Rapids. Lacey had heard about her good friend Josephine’s brother Kyle, and even met him once, before sparks flew at a birthday party in December 2011.  Lacey was living...

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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Megan and Mark
23 Jul 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Megan and Mark

Hope’s Bride Megan met her husband Mark through friends and various charity/golf events. Finally, one night they ran into each other at a local pub where they were catching some live music with friends. Megan recounts, “The stars were aligned. Mark was funny and sweet. He was charming and I felt comfortable with him right away. He gave me his number at the end 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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