Tag: real wedding


Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob
17 Oct 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Emily and Jacob

“Love at first shot” is how Emily and Jacob began their story on their wedding website.  The two Mount Mercy basketball players first crossed paths in the gym, where they would end up spending a lot of time together.  Months later, they had their first real conversation that revolved around scars and their shared fear of needles.  “We know… super intriguing conversation, but hey, it...

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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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Real Wedding by Hope’s:  Karin and Drew
09 Aug 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Karin and Drew

Hope’s bride Karin is “spoiled” by her new husband, who is a true romantic.  And her sweet touches to make their elegant wedding special show she is just as sentimental! Karin was drawn to Drew the first moment she saw him.  “I was driving near NIU Campus and saw Drew walking across the street in a suit and tie, and the rest is history!”  Luckily,...

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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:  Amanda and Nate
03 Mar 2017

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Amanda and Nate

Amanda and Nate will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary and 10th year together as a couple, and we are so excited to share these high school sweethearts’ wedding with you!  Amanda explains, “It’s kind of crazy how fast time goes!  I would definitely say it is not easy at times, but for us the good times outweigh the bad, and I think that’s...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jackie and Robert
22 Nov 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Jackie and Robert

  Jackie and Robert celebrated their perfect real wedding in Cedar Rapids years after first meeting in early education.  Though Robert moved around with his military family, he returned for high school, which allowed the two to reconnect through mutual friends.  As young professionals, they kept running into each other at local events.  “We were both at pivotal times in our lives when we were...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Meghan and Kyler
29 Oct 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Meghan and Kyler

Meghan and Kyler’s beautiful fall wedding was full of rich colors and special DIY touches.  It was a day to celebrate a couple who has grown to deeply love and appreciate each other.  Meghan says, “He is honestly the most selfless person that I have ever met.  He puts everyone before himself, and he never goes a day without telling me how much he loves...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lacey and Kyle
08 Aug 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Lacey and Kyle

This is a special one-year anniversary Real Wedding.  Lacey, my childhood best friend, married Kyle August 8, 2015 in a classic church ceremony in Keystone followed by an elegant, fun reception at the DoubleTree in Cedar Rapids. Lacey had heard about her good friend Josephine’s brother Kyle, and even met him once, before sparks flew at a birthday party in December 2011.  Lacey was living...

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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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