Tag: wedding fashion


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  


Diane, Cathy, and Ariel at the Chicago market
09 Oct 2015

Fall Bridal Market Recap

This fall, we made our way to two bridal markets. Mark and Diane headed to Atlanta, and Diane, Ariel and Cathy attended the Chicago market.  We’d love to share some of the highlights with you today! Trends: We saw a lot of illusion necklines, fun skirts, and color. We hardly saw ANY white in the showrooms, but we did see red, blue, champagne, blush, and...

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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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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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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: 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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02 Jan 2015

What is a Trunk Show?

At Hope’s we get SO EXCITED for trunk shows!  But we realize some of our customers are not familiar with them.  You might not know what we are talking about when we say, “You have to come to this designer trunk show!”  So… here’s a little info on these super-fun events that fashionistas love! Trunk shows are special events when designers send their new product...

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Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew
22 Dec 2014

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Kasey and Drew

The high school sweethearts in this Real Weddings feature know how to make memories!  We have known Hope’s bride Kasey and her husband Drew since they were young.  Kasey worked for Hope’s for five years, in fact. So when it came time for them to plan their wedding, we were honored and excited to be able to help their big day be everything they hoped...

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18 Dec 2014

Girls’ Night Out: Veils and Cocktails

Ready for a Girls’ Night Out? Plan to join us January 17th from 7-9 for the “Ultimate Bachelorette Bonding Experience” at Palmer House Stable in Solon.  This is a great spot between our two stores, so it’s accessible for all our brides!  The name of the event sums up the fun we are sure to have: “Veils and Cocktails”- who doesn’t love to do a...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Nicole and Shawn
04 Dec 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Nicole and Shawn

The Real Weddings by Hope’s union of Nicole and Shawn Wurzer shows just how beautiful your big day can be on a tight budget.  “Everything for the wedding was handmade, except for the attire of course,” Nicole explained.  Prior to their September 6th wedding ceremony at Our Lady of Mount Caramel in Lawler and reception in Sumner, the families of the bride and groom had...

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