Bridal Gallery opens

Hannah Shaw, owner of The Bridal Gallery, located at 117 W. Auglaize St. in Wapakoneta, cuts the ribbon during the bridal shop's Grand Opening on Saturday. Shaw formerly worked at the recently  closed Bridal Emporium.
Staff Writer

When the Bridal Emporium closed, Hannah Shaw was out of more than a job.

“I worked [there] for six years,” Shaw said. “I loved it. It was something that I would wake up and look forward to going to work everyday.”

“There was nothing that gave me more joy than helping the bride have that experience where they just felt like the center of attention,” Shaw added. “It’s a special day. It’s the biggest day for most people.”

So when the opportunity arose to strike out on her own and continue to provide that experience, she took it.

“It all really fell into place. It was amazing, really, so when [Thrifty Treasures] went out, I decided, ‘you know what? Just jump,’” Shaw said. “So I jumped.”

On Saturday, Shaw cut...

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