Gown and Glove owner buys Belle Bridal

Two Bellingham bridal shops are joining together in matrimony.

Anna Lorenz, the owner of Gown and Glove, a bridal consignment store, has purchased Belle Bridal from owner Nicole Croney. The deal is effective June 1. Croney will stay on board, and will continue to run her wedding planning business, Elegant Endeavors, through Belle Bridal. Croney wanted to take a step back to spend more time with her kids, Lorenz said.

Lorenz said the deal will help bring more options to brides at all budget levels.

“I just love being able to be a part of a bride’s big day and being able to help them no matter what their budget is,” Lorenz said.

Lorenz is a Whatcom County native, and worked in wedding planning and photography for 12 years before buying Gown and Glove a year and a half ago.

She said things will stay the same at both shops, except they’ll add some new custom services and work with more small local businesses for services like catering and florists.

“[We can] show people that there are really some amazing little guys out there that we can support,” Lorenz said.

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