Tag: wedding


Photo by Brian Hall Photography: 2015 Hope's Bridal Catalog
20 Feb 2015

2015 Bridesmaid Style Guide

Time for a little bridesmaid fun!  What wedding party styles will perfectly complement the bridal trends of 2015? (See those HERE if you missed them!)  Here are our top six bridesmaid trends for 2015! 1.  Lace Lace has been so important in bridal for several years, but we’re just starting to see it more often in bridesmaids.  If you are looking for a lace bridesmaid...

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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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Bride and Groom
05 Feb 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Bree and Luke

Our Real Weddings feature today showcases Hope’s bride Bree and her new hubby, Luke.  Both of our stores had the privilege of working with this lovely couple, outfitting the bride and the handsome men! Luke and Bree met in high school. Although he was older, they had mutual friends and dated on and off through high school and college.  Eventually they agreed they didn’t want...

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Real Wedding: Jessica and Tyson
30 Jan 2015

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Jessica and Tyson

Jessica and Tyson’s real wedding tied together two aesthetics- Vintage and Modern- to create a truly cool, unique vibe! The couple met in 2008 when they were working for the same company.  Jessica asked him out on their first date to Riverside Casino, and they were pretty much inseparable after that night.  They added a daughter, Lyric, to their lives in 2011, and he proposed...

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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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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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Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher
13 Nov 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s: Lindsey and Christopher

Lindsey and Christopher’s wedding is a great example of how DIY and personal touches can make your big day super-special as you will see in this Real Weddings feature!  The two met in Iowa City in the spring of 2008, sharing Whitey’s ice cream in downtown Iowa City for their first date.  Lindsey says Chris is full of cute surprises, which we can say is...

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