The original idea was to rent wedding dresses as a sideline for a small shop in Bedford, that specialized in wedding and special occasion cakes. Starting with 10 dresses to rent, we soon discovered that future brides preferred to buy their dress and so it blossomed into a full wedding boutique. The two endeavours soon became too large and we decided to sell the bakery section and move the bridal boutique to Granby in 1998. In 2008 I purchased my partners part and moved to the larger location, under the new name Boutique de la mariee KaraMia. The name KaraMia comes from the Italian caramia, which means " my beloved ".