Tag: wedding photography


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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18 Aug 2016

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Hannah and Dakota

It’s hot outside, but Hannah and Dakota’s January 2nd wedding was a winter wonderland out of a dream.  These two lovebirds fell for each other almost immediately.  “I am loud and very outspoken, Dakota is quiet and reserved.  His sweet demeanor is the perfect balance to my crazy,” says Hannah.  It was an easy decision when they were shopping one day and Dakota said they...

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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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28 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Sarah and Ryan

Sarah and Ryan’s June 26th wedding may have had some classic touches, but these Iowa transplants made it anything but traditional! Read on to swoon over their love story and be inspired by their vintage chic barn wedding with DIY flair! After both moving from out of state to Oskaloosa for agricultural jobs, Ryan and Sarah happened to meet one night at the local watering...

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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: Corrie and Jared
12 Aug 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Corrie and Jared

The July 11th Iowa City wedding of Corrie and Jared was truly unique, incorporating thoughtful touches from family members and their favorite things to create a fun shabby chic event. The two met in junior high, when Jared was the note messenger between Corrie and a boy she was dating. However, she didn’t talk to him much until they were seniors. She always thought he...

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Real Wedding by Hope's: Natalie's lace Maggie Sottero was complemented by berry bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Angelo
11 Mar 2015

Real Wedding by Hope’s: Natalie and Matt

The real wedding of Natalie and Matt took place on October 3rd, two years after Matt popped the question. The couple met through friends, and while Natalie knew right away Matt was someone special, they just got to know each other as friends for a few months. Once they started dating, it took Matt just six months to ask her to marry him. They took...

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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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