Tag: family

Bridal Market Recap: #BabyBridalBuyer
25 Mar 2016

Bridal Market Recap: #BabyBridalBuyer

The Fall 2016 bridal collections debuted at the National Bridal Market in Chicago last week.  This was a special market trip for our family.  Thirty years ago, Mom took me on a buying trip as a one-month-old, and this year we got to take Selah!  She made the trip fun and exciting, although everything took a little longer because EVERYONE had to stop and talk...

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Beautiful Bride
15 May 2015

Something Borrowed: Meet Director Christy and Bride Silvia

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” Eph. 3:20 I’ve been struggling to know how to start this post because these stories of what God has done (and continues to do) are just so BIG. Because this isn’t really my story to tell, I want to...

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Mother’s Day Announcement
10 May 2015

Mother’s Day Announcement

A VERY happy Mother’s Day to all the special women who work with us, shop with us, and “mother” us in so many ways!  You are wonderful!  You are appreciated!  You are truly a gift from God. This Mother’s Day is extra special because I’m celebrating my wonderful mom who is soon-to-be a wonderful grandma!  We wanted to share our excitement that the Hope’s family...

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Celeste and Lori shopping for Prom 2015
25 Mar 2015

Shopping at Hope’s: A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Faith, hope, love. We love what we do because we are constantly reminded of these most important things by our customers. We want to share the beautiful story of a Hope’s bride from 1992, and the legacy she has continued with her daughters. We are humbled and honored by families like this, who have trusted us with their business time and again over the years!...

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18 Dec 2014

Girls’ Night Out: Veils and Cocktails

Ready for a Girls’ Night Out? Plan to join us January 17th from 7-9 for the “Ultimate Bachelorette Bonding Experience” at Palmer House Stable in Solon.  This is a great spot between our two stores, so it’s accessible for all our brides!  The name of the event sums up the fun we are sure to have: “Veils and Cocktails”- who doesn’t love to do a...

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When your parents own a bridal shop, your Halloween costumes tend to look like this lovely from about 6th grade.  Yes, I cross-dressed as (current Hope's bride) Lacey's groom.  I think she looks better on Kyle's arm.
29 Oct 2014

A Hope’s Halloween Update

Happy Halloween, lovelies!  It’s such a fun and beautiful time of the year!  We are sure enjoying the start of our “slow season” (lol…) at Hope’s.  We are using this time to prep for the craziness after the holidays: Finalizing prom orders, reconstructing our space to better serve all of you come January, and planning for upcoming events like the super-fun Veils + Cocktails Bachelorette...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal:  Laura and Alex
22 Oct 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal: Laura and Alex

For our first Real Weddings by Hope’s blog post, we are featuring my dear friends Laura and Alex.  They are a couple I love and respect, and you can tell they are perfect for each other.  I’m so excited to share their love story with you! One of the passages shared at their September 28, 2013 wedding was from Romans 12:   “Love must be sincere....

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Wifey tee from www.ilycouture.com/
13 Oct 2014

Tips for the Bride-to-Be Searching for her Dress

Hello Beautiful Bride! When I was a bride-to-be searching for her dress, it brought me to tears.  We love tears when brides find THE PERFECT DRESS, but my tears weren’t those kind- I was just frustrated!  I’ve literally worn hundreds of wedding dresses, and seen about any style you can imagine on other brides.  Plus, I had the pressure of being Diane’s daughter- I had...

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This is me at my wedding to JD on July 21, 2012.  With us from left to right are Ariel, Diane, Mark, and Moriah.  I did NOT make my own dresses for my wedding!  I did DIY my programs and some decorations, though… haha.
09 Oct 2014

Beginnings: An Introduction to Faith, Hope’s, Love

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev. 22:13 Beginnings. As I sit down to consider how to start this blog- Faith, Hope’s, Love- for Hope’s Bridal, I’m thinking about beginnings of different kinds. I’ll be writing about a lot of beginnings: Beginning your wedding planning, beginning your marriage, and beginnings of real Hope’s couples....

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