With this shop full of rings, I thee wed …

March 28 2014

THE launch of a Gloucester Road jewellery shop wasn't just the start of a successful business venture, it also sparked romance between two close friends - and it was last month they decided to tie the knot.

THE launch of a Gloucester Road jewellery shop wasn't just the start of a successful business venture, it also sparked romance between two close friends - and it was last month they decided to tie the knot.
Mother and daughter team, Catherine Amesbury and Carrie Mullan opened Artemis two and a half years ago - and Shane Grandison, who Carrie had already been close friends with for five years, helped out with the building's renovations. Carrie and Shaun Grandison
Carrie, 24, said: "We became really close while Shane was renovating the shop, as we were spending a lot more time together. It was six months after the shop opened that we decided to make a go of things.
"There were a lot of parallels with where we were both at in our lives - Artemis gave him the stepping stone to then start up his own business, Grandison Designs."
Carrie, who started making jewellery at the age of 10, designed and made all of her own jewellery for her wedding.
She chose to stick to the tradition of using something old, and made herself and the bridesmaids' jewellery using antique chandelier crystals. Carrie also used cultured freshwater pearl hearts for her necklace, and designed her husband's ring.
The couple got married at Holy Trinity Church in Westbury-on-Trym - a church which Carrie's grandparents had been involved in.
The Artemis dog, Flynn - a red Cocker Spaniel, who has become a popular and much-loved addition to the shop - also attended the wedding.
"It was a wonderful day and it couldn't have been more perfect - it was just absolutely beautiful," Carrie said. "The reception was also really personal, with a wonderful atmosphere."
The wedding reception was held at Falafal King on Cotham Hill, where 60 close friends and family attended. The wedding cake, which was made up of 70 vanilla cupcakes, topped with vanilla butter cream, was made by Abi Smith from Cake Bristol, on Gloucester Road.