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15 Mar 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Ashley and Rich

Hope’s bride Ashley didn’t know she was connecting with her future husband when they shared a hotdog and a couple beers at a Chicago Cubs game they attended with friends.  But that set off a fun and easy courtship for this Chicago couple, culminating in a thoughtful proposal on a trip to San Francisco in November of 2014.   Rich didn’t seem nervous that morning,...

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Diane, Cathy, and Ariel at the Chicago market
09 Oct 2015

Fall Bridal Market Recap

This fall, we made our way to two bridal markets. Mark and Diane headed to Atlanta, and Diane, Ariel and Cathy attended the Chicago market.  We’d love to share some of the highlights with you today! Trends: We saw a lot of illusion necklines, fun skirts, and color. We hardly saw ANY white in the showrooms, but we did see red, blue, champagne, blush, and...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kim and Mitch
02 Jun 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kim and Mitch

The real wedding of Kim and Mitch was a whimsically elegant affair with rustic touches that created a romantic Victorian feel. The couple tied the knot on October 18th at Pebble Creek Golf Course after four years together. To prepare for the big day, Kim came to shop at Hope’s in Davenport because she was excited to work with our consultant Naomi. “We were friends...

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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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Seeking Bridesmaid Dresses Donation Recipients
31 Mar 2015

Seeking Bridesmaid Dresses Donation Recipients

What to do, what to do??? We have so many dresses and just not enough space. We have found great organizations to donate some of our wedding and prom dresses, but we have a large collection of bridesmaid dresses, too. Can you help us find a worthy recipient? We are looking for individuals or organizations that have a use for discontinued sample bridesmaid dresses. Most...

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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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Stella York lace and soft tulle boho wedding dress
16 Mar 2015

Favorite Wedding Dresses under $1,000

If you are planning a wedding, you have probably thought quite a bit about your budget. We pride ourselves on having dresses for everyone at Hope’s. Our current (available to order from the designer), formal (long with a train) bridal gowns start around $800. You will see our favorites below. However, we have other options for those who need to stay below that. Many of...

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Photo by Brian Hall Photography: 2015 Hope's Bridal Catalog
20 Feb 2015

2015 Bridesmaid Style Guide

Time for a little bridesmaid fun!  What wedding party styles will perfectly complement the bridal trends of 2015? (See those HERE if you missed them!)  Here are our top six bridesmaid trends for 2015! 1.  Lace Lace has been so important in bridal for several years, but we’re just starting to see it more often in bridesmaids.  If you are looking for a lace bridesmaid...

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Bride and Groom Dancing on Main Street
12 Feb 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sarah and Zach

Real wedding by Hope’s couple Zach and Sarah enjoyed their first date at a wedding reception.  Unbeknownst to them, they would be celebrating their own three years later! The couple met at Iowa State, when Zach was living with some of Sarah’s best friends.  When he invited her to keep him company on a drive to a wedding reception after a long day at an...

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Valentine’s Love and a SWEET Recipe!
09 Feb 2015

Valentine’s Love and a SWEET Recipe!

Love is in the air!  Happy Valentine’s week!  To celebrate, we have a great Valentine’s Day treat to share with you and some love notes from the creator of love Himself! God sends his words of love to us: 1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God,...

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