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Prom Dress Designer Spotlight: Alyce Paris
22 Nov 2017

Prom Dress Designer Spotlight: Alyce Paris

We are proud to offer Eastern Iowa the best selection of designer prom dresses.  One of our most popular prom brands for the longest time has been Alyce Paris.  We have carried Alyce for as long as I can remember, and it continues to be a leader not only for its beautiful designs, but also for its wonderful price point.  We have a number of...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s : Stephanie and Alex
20 Nov 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s : Stephanie and Alex

Stephanie and Alex’s fall Amana wedding was full of glitz and glam.  We had a wonderful time helping her find her bridal gown and bridesmaids, and couldn’t wait to share their beautiful day! The two lovebirds met when Stephanie attended Amana’s Octoberfest celebration with her friend.  They hit it off right away, and he took her on their first date to Orchard Green in Iowa...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Holly and Neil
08 Nov 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Holly and Neil

Holly and Neil’s bohemian chic wedding was a perfect representation of their beautiful, fun relationship.  The two met when Holly’s sister, Jena, was dating Neil’s best friend, Brett.  “As I grew up I started to get to know Neil and started to grow a little crush on him,” Holly explains.  Neil was nervous to ask Jena’s “little sister” out, but they started dating when Holly...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob
17 Oct 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob

“Love at first shot” is how Emily and Jacob began their story on their wedding website.  The two Mount Mercy basketball players first crossed paths in the gym, where they would end up spending a lot of time together.  Months later, they had their first real conversation that revolved around scars and their shared fear of needles.  “We know… super intriguing conversation, but hey, it...

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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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Hope’s Welcomes Randy Fenoli Bridal to Iowa!
21 Sep 2017

Hope’s Welcomes Randy Fenoli Bridal to Iowa!

Hello, Beautiful!  Randy Fenoli, the lovable star of “Say Yes to the Dress” has launched his new bridal line, and Hope’s is the EXCLUSIVE Iowa retailer!  Welcome to Iowa, Randy Fenoli Bridal! We are honored to bring this wedding industry leader’s designs to our state.  Randy is no stranger to designing- Diane (Hope’s owner) has known him for almost 30 years, back when he was...

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Another Online Dress Warning!
08 Sep 2017

Another Online Dress Warning!

When Lauryn came to us this summer to find her homecoming dress, we instantly loved her open, fun personality.  And we had a blast helping her find not only an adorable homecoming dress, but also her perfect prom dress for next year! However, we were so upset for her when she told us her online dress horror story. Lauryn showed us pictures she found of...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jordan and Will
22 Aug 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jordan and Will

Jordan and Will’s timeless romance wedding is out of a fairy tale, and the story all started when a girl walked into a bar.  The couple met at The Pelican in Corpus Christi, Texas.  When Will saw Jordan, he told his friend, “The girl of my dreams just walked in.” He immediately came over to talk to her, and they hit it off sharing their...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Karin and Drew
09 Aug 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Karin and Drew

Hope’s bride Karin is “spoiled” by her new husband, who is a true romantic.  And her sweet touches to make their elegant wedding special show she is just as sentimental! Karin was drawn to Drew the first moment she saw him.  “I was driving near NIU Campus and saw Drew walking across the street in a suit and tie, and the rest is history!”  Luckily,...

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Allie helping a current Hope's Bride find her gown.  You can imagine how hard it is to decide on her own!
19 Jul 2017

Allie and Adam: Wedding Planning Part 3

After a month-and-a-half break from wedding planning, Allie is feeling much more focused and excited about it.  She and Adam took a trip to St. Louis to celebrate his birthday with a Cardinals baseball game and some relaxation.  Plus, they have been down to Missouri to visit Adam’s parents and are regularly enjoying taco nights together at Casa Las Glorias.  Overall, they are feeling refreshed...

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