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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Stephanie and Brandon
06 Oct 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Stephanie and Brandon

Stephanie met Brandon the night before Thanksgiving in 2013.  After a quick introduction from a friend, the two continued the evening with their friends, but exchanged numbers before the night was over.  Brandon sent her a text the next day, and they ended up going to a little place called Stella’s for their first date just a few nights later.  “We talked for hours and...

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Bride with her bridesmaids: Essense of Australia bridal gown and Bill Levkoff chiffon bridesmaid dresses
28 Oct 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jessica and Jordan

Jessica and Jordan said “I do” September 19th in a classic, yet elegantly romantic Real Wedding. The beautiful Hope’s bride impressed us all with her organization, vision, and relaxed, happy planning style. “Planning my wedding was not nearly as stressful as many said it would be. I absolutely loved every minute of wedding planning. I wish the day didn’t go so fast, but I couldn’t...

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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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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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Designer Spotlight Davenport Event
27 May 2015

Designer Spotlight Davenport Event

We are excitedly gearing up for a big weekend June 6th & 7th in our Davenport store.  You should plan on joining us! For two days only, we will bring together all our samples from our top four exclusive designers- meaning you won’t find these designer wedding dresses ANYWHERE ELSE IN IOWA!!!  We will feature gowns from Martina Liana, Robert Bullock, Roz la Kelin, and...

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Designer Spotlight: Roz la Kelin’s “Glamour Plus”
22 Apr 2015

Designer Spotlight: Roz la Kelin’s “Glamour Plus”

It’s always been important to us to offer beautiful dresses for ALL brides who shop with us. That’s why, unlike many boutiques, we carry a wide range of stock gowns in all sizes 0-28. When you are shopping for the perfect dress, your favorite dress in inventory might not be the right fit, but we are proud to offer dresses that you CAN try in...

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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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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher
13 Nov 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher

Lindsey and Christopher’s wedding is a great example of how DIY and personal touches can make your big day super-special as you will see in this Real Weddings feature!  The two met in Iowa City in the spring of 2008, sharing Whitey’s ice cream in downtown Iowa City for their first date.  Lindsey says Chris is full of cute surprises, which we can say is...

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