Tag: Iowa bridal shops


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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Two for You!
27 Jan 2016

Two for You!

Hope’s Bridal is proud to offer two locations in Eastern Iowa. We work hard to provide exceptional service in each store and want to encourage brides and prom shoppers to take advantage of the opportunity to visit both!  You can get an introduction to each store in the video above.  Here are our top three benefits for YOU, our customers: 1. Convenience – Do you...

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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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Sottero and Midgley Trunk Show at Hope's Bridal in Atkins, Iowa
30 Sep 2015

Sottero and Midgley Trunk Show Preview

Hey all you Brides-to-Be! We are so excited to bring you a much-anticipated trunk show this weekend of Sottero and Midgley new fall designs!  We will have fifteen sample gowns straight from the designer in addition to our current collection in our Atkins store.  Most of these samples are a size 6, but they are sending a few in larger sizes up to size 16...

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The women.
23 Sep 2015

Falling in Love: Fall Wedding Inspiration

Happy first day of FALL!  In honor of many people’s favorite season, here is a little color inspiration for those brides planning a fall wedding!  Of course, you are free to do ANY color you wish for your wedding, but here are some of our favorite shades for this cider-sipping, apple-picking, pumpkin-carving season! Whatever you choose for your fall wedding, it’s sure to be gorgeous! ...

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Hope’s How-To: Pregnant Bridesmaid
12 Sep 2015

Hope’s How-To: Pregnant Bridesmaid

It’s almost inevitable. One of those ladies you love the most says “YES” to standing by your side on your big day. And then what? She ends up pregnant. I laugh, because I just got to play bridesmaid for my best friend’s wedding seven months pregnant myself, and I learned the week of my own wedding the reason my sister-in-law’s dress wouldn’t fit was my...

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Are you getting what you pay for when you order online?
03 Sep 2015

Buyer Beware: Purchasing Authentic Bridal and Formalwear

Photo from www.knockoffnightmares.com – see more at their website or Facebook page. “While online shopping is always risky, buying a wedding dress online may be biggest gamble of them all. Still, many brides-to-be will scour the internet in search of tempting discounts or convincing counterfeit gowns. But if you dare to order that dream dress online, you may well receive a truly unrecognizable garment in...

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28 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sarah and Ryan

Sarah and Ryan’s June 26th wedding may have had some classic touches, but these Iowa transplants made it anything but traditional! Read on to swoon over their love story and be inspired by their vintage chic barn wedding with DIY flair! After both moving from out of state to Oskaloosa for agricultural jobs, Ryan and Sarah happened to meet one night at the local watering...

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Bride and Groom first look kiss: 1920s wedding dress
21 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Danielle and Cody

Danielle and Cody perfectly pulled off a Great Gatsby themed wedding in Des Moines on August 8th. We love the rich gold tones and glamorous details of this real wedding! The couple met on Thanksgiving in 2002 during Danielle’s senior year of high school. After meeting, Cody persisted to call her until they finally hung out a few weeks later. After that, they spent every...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Corrie and Jared
12 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Corrie and Jared

The July 11th Iowa City wedding of Corrie and Jared was truly unique, incorporating thoughtful touches from family members and their favorite things to create a fun shabby chic event. The two met in junior high, when Jared was the note messenger between Corrie and a boy she was dating. However, she didn’t talk to him much until they were seniors. She always thought he...

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