Tag: Quad Cities Bridal shop


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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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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5 Tips for More Flattering Poses in Your Wedding Dress
11 Jul 2016

5 Tips for More Flattering Poses in Your Wedding Dress

By Guest Blogger Lacey Hauptman If you’ve ever been a part of a wedding photo shoot, or any photo shoot for that matter, you’d know how difficult it is to get a decent photo that puts your best assets in a good light. You’ll painfully scan through thousands of photos with awkward smiles, critiquing what you see as a bloated tummy, flabby arms, and so...

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With designer Kitty Chen at Chicago Bridal Market
22 Apr 2016

Designer Spotlight: Kitty Chen

Kitty Chen designs three bridal lines, all offered at Hope’s Bridal:  Kitty Chen, Kitty Chen Couture, and Ivoire by Kitty Chen.  Kitty was born in China, where she developed her artistic skills before moving to the U.S. in 2003.  She began her company in 2004.  Hope’s Bridal was her first account in Iowa a few years later. We love the sexy styles she creates, the...

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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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07 Mar 2016

Our Favorite Things

Girls in white dresses…  These are a few of our favorite things! Here’s a glimpse at what our staff loves right now.  It might just tell you a little about each of these special ladies! And our favorite thing of all?  Helping YOU find your favorite style for your special day! Faith, Hope & Love, Johanna  


I Got it From My Mama!  Mothers Dresses at Hope’s
25 Feb 2016

I Got it From My Mama! Mothers Dresses at Hope’s

What will Mom be wearing for your big day?  She deserves to look and feel beautiful as she “gives you away.”  Joan, who was recently a mother of the groom herself, hand-picked some styles for the mother who wants to be stylish!  Here are her favorite mothers dresses at Hope’s right now.   Come visit us to see more options for that special woman in...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sara and Jamie
23 Nov 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sara and Jamie

Hope’s bride Sara and Jamie started dating in July of 2013 after working together for some time. Their November 7th wedding at Beaches Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica was a picture perfect example of the fun and relaxation a destination wedding offers! While planning her wedding, Sara visited Hope’s where she found her Roz la Kelin gown. “The gal that helped me was a sweetheart!”...

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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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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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