Tag: Essense of Australia


Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jami and Scott
06 Jul 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jami and Scott

Jami and Scott’s wedding, like their relationship, was adventurous, unique, and completely beautiful!  The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on an island in the middle of Lake Erie.  Their story is so fun, and one many brides in the midst of stressful planning will likely envy! In high school Scott was friends with Jami’s brother and would regularly hang out at her...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Samantha and Quentin
28 Jun 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Samantha and Quentin

Hope’s Bride Samantha and Quentin go way back to elementary school.  They started dating in March of her sophomore in high school when he was a senior.  That October, Quentin went off to basic training for the Marine Corp. “I thought it was going to be the longest three months of my life. A month into basic, his leg was broken in four places. My...

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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: 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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Brooke and Caleb
20 May 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Brooke and Caleb

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...

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Real Wedding: Valerie and Trevor
27 Feb 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Valerie and Trevor

Valerie and Trevor grew up in the same small town, but didn’t know each other well because he was six years older.  The two connected when she began working at the University of Iowa with him.  Soon their friendship blossomed into a relationship, and they said “I do” on October 4th in Manchester. For the elegant fall wedding with touches of gold, Valerie wore a...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew
22 Dec 2014

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew

The high school sweethearts in this Real Weddings feature know how to make memories!  We have known Hope’s bride Kasey and her husband Drew since they were young.  Kasey worked for Hope’s for five years, in fact. So when it came time for them to plan their wedding, we were honored and excited to be able to help their big day be everything they hoped...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher
13 Nov 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher

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...

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