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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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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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Allie and Adam:  Wedding Planning Part 2
28 May 2017

Allie and Adam: Wedding Planning Part 2

It’s time to check in again with Allie and Adam’s wedding planning! “Oh my goodness, can we just go to the courthouse now?” Is what Allie asked Adam after dress shopping with her family.   Allie advises other brides to take a small number of people with you when you go shopping.  “It makes it easier; also, take people who are going to enjoy dress shopping,...

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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)


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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Prom 2017 Trend: Simple Sophistication
30 Jan 2017

Prom 2017 Trend: Simple Sophistication

For Prom 2017, simple and sophisticated is a huge trend that appeals to many shoppers.  Timeless styles, with clean and sexy lines, rich fabrics, and bold colors are show-stopping choices.  We love to find dresses that fit perfectly and show off the natural beauty of our prom shoppers, then dress them up in gorgeous accessories to make the look complete.  The sophistication of a simple...

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Prom 2017 Trend:  Two-Piece Prom Dresses
16 Jan 2017

Prom 2017 Trend: Two-Piece Prom Dresses

Next up in our prom trend reports:  Two-piece prom dresses are HUGE from Prom 2017!  All of our designers offered lots of these styles, and we bought them heavily, anticipating our prom shoppers would be asking for them.  Sure enough, our early prom shoppers are gravitating toward the two-piece dresses! Most designers have chosen to give just a peek of skin between the skirt and...

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Prom 2017 Trend Report: PRINTS
12 Dec 2016

Prom 2017 Trend Report: PRINTS

Prom 2017 is sneaking up on us, and the dresses keep pouring into Hope’s by the boxful!  Watch our blog for trend reports over the next few weeks to get a feel for the type of styles you will see from your favorite designers! First up, one of the biggest prom trends of 2017 is going to be prints!  We saw a lot of prints last year...

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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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