Tag: outdoor wedding


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)


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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Hope and Tyler
07 Sep 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Hope and Tyler

When Hope and Tyler met in high school on a blind date, it wasn’t apparent they would later call each other husband and wife.  “I was painfully shy,” Hope explains.  “He says I didn’t say two words the entire date, until at the end of the night when he tried to open the car door for me and ended up losing his grip and slamming...

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20 Jul 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Traci and Kollin

Traci and Kollin might not tell the same story of how they met at a state FBLA competition in high school, but it’s a fun story either way!  Kollin says he “strategically” walked into a room where good-looking girls were hanging out.  Traci says the truth is he walked into their room by accident, thinking it was his own.  “I threw some fruit snacks and...

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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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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: Megan and Mark
23 Jul 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Megan and Mark

Hope’s Bride Megan met her husband Mark through friends and various charity/golf events. Finally, one night they ran into each other at a local pub where they were catching some live music with friends. Megan recounts, “The stars were aligned. Mark was funny and sweet. He was charming and I felt comfortable with him right away. He gave me his number at the end of...

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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Carrie and Lane
16 Apr 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Carrie and Lane

We’re excited to share Carrie and Lane’s Real Wedding with you. Carrie worked for Hope’s for seven years through high school and college, so it was special for us to help her with her own big day! Carrie and Lane met seven years ago after being set up by his mom. Right away, they felt like they had known each other a lifetime. After four...

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