Tag: wedding dresses


Allie helping a current Hope's Bride find her gown.  You can imagine how hard it is to decide on her own!
19 Jul 2017

Allie and Adam: Wedding Planning Part 3

After a month-and-a-half break from wedding planning, Allie is feeling much more focused and excited about it.  She and Adam took a trip to St. Louis to celebrate his birthday with a Cardinals baseball game and some relaxation.  Plus, they have been down to Missouri to visit Adam’s parents and are regularly enjoying taco nights together at Casa Las Glorias.  Overall, they are feeling refreshed...

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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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Bridal Market Recap: #BabyBridalBuyer
25 Mar 2016

Bridal Market Recap: #BabyBridalBuyer

The Fall 2016 bridal collections debuted at the National Bridal Market in Chicago last week.  This was a special market trip for our family.  Thirty years ago, Mom took me on a buying trip as a one-month-old, and this year we got to take Selah!  She made the trip fun and exciting, although everything took a little longer because EVERYONE had to stop and talk...

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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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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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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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Bride and Groom Dancing on Main Street
12 Feb 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sarah and Zach

Real wedding by Hope’s couple Zach and Sarah enjoyed their first date at a wedding reception.  Unbeknownst to them, they would be celebrating their own three years later! The couple met at Iowa State, when Zach was living with some of Sarah’s best friends.  When he invited her to keep him company on a drive to a wedding reception after a long day at an...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Shannon and Preston
21 Jan 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Shannon and Preston

Shannon and Preston offer us a real weddings feature full of fun details with an eclectic vintage feel.  The two met freshmen year of high school and started dating junior year.  “Preston is extremely hard-working and has always been planning for the future. He proposed on a random October day in 2013. I was in shock for a good week I think. Then the planning...

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Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Style Guide
05 Jan 2015

Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Style Guide

2015 is here and so is the winter weather!  While you cuddle up for your snow day, warm up with these hot new styles for SPRING 2015.  While we have tons of gorgeous dresses in all kinds of styles, here are the top five wedding dress styles I’m excited for this season! Trend #1: Boho While the rustic trend is still big, bohemian has made...

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