Tag: Iowa bridal shop


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: 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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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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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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Real Wedding: Anna and Dale’s Traditional Wedding
09 Jun 2017

Real Wedding: Anna and Dale’s Traditional Wedding

The river flooding and forcing you out of your wedding reception venue might put a damper on the best day of your life, but Hope’s bride Anna and her husband Dale took it in stride last September. “We knew we didn’t want to see each other until we were in our dress attire, but knew we needed to speak and discuss a new plan. At...

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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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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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