We have been rejected on Dragons’ Den for our marriage ceremony enterprise concept to coach DOGS – however now we’re laughing

IT could have been a powerful “I do not” from the Dragon’s Den millionaires, however a duo who cost {couples} £1,000 to coach their canines to be a part of their weddings have had the final giggle.

Emma and Adrian Cartlich, who run Treasured Pets Weddings, are actually reserving till 2025 – and their enterprise exhibits no indicators of stopping.


Adrian and Emma Cartlich run Treasured Pets Weddings and prepare canines to be a part of individuals’s marriage ceremony daysCredit score: Treasured Pets Weddings
A happy couple, with their dog Bear, who booked the service for their London ceremony after spotting it on Dragons' Den


A cheerful couple, with their canine Bear, who booked the service for his or her London ceremony after recognizing it on Dragons’ DenCredit score: Treasured Pets Weddings

The twosome entered the BBC lair in June final 12 months hoping to persuade Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies and Theo Paphitis to pump some money into their pet chaperone service.

Sadly the panel thought Emma, 39, and Adrian, 49, have been barking mad, and so they walked away empty handed.

However 14 months on and Treasured Pets has helped greater than 100 brides and grooms-to-be make their furry pals a part of their big day – and so they’re prepared for tons of extra.

Emma, 39, stated: “We have been hoping for an funding however we did not really feel too upset because it was nice publicity for our enterprise.

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“Adrian and I are very proactive, decided and hardworking individuals – working seven days per week the place needed – so we ensured we might be a hit.

“We each really feel immensely happy with our achievements up to now, and there was by no means any doubt in our minds we weren’t going to make a hit of our enterprise, even with out the Dragons.”

Pet packages begin from £369 rising to over a grand, and every quote is tailor-made to a few’s particular animals and desires.

So it would not matter whether or not you desire a Miniature Schnauzer to stroll you down the aisle, a Chow Chow ring bearer or a Nice Dane to pose for group pics, they are saying they have you coated.

The couple, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, determined it was time for a profession change in 2017.

On the time, Emma was a coaching supervisor for the NHS, whereas her husband labored in heavy items.

However they packed it in to pursue their lifelong dream of working with animals and Adrian educated as a self-employed canine grooming stylist.

He was in a position to put his abilities to the check with family and friends who have been getting married throughout that interval, and so they rapidly realised he was a success.

“Adrian is sort of a canine whisperer,” Emma stated.

“As a marriage reward, we chaperoned our pal’s canines for his or her images and even coordinated a shock ring bearer for one more.

“We by no means thought it will be a thriving enterprise for us sooner or later.”

There was by no means any doubt in our minds we weren’t going to make a hit of our enterprise, even with out the Dragons.

Emma Cartlich

Inside a 12 months, the couple launched their pet chaperone service with the motto “canines are household” and so they have been inundated with “unbelievable and intensely optimistic” suggestions.

“Treasured Pets Weddings was born and the remainder is historical past,” Emma stated.

Months later they have been approached by the Dragons’ Den analysis staff and subsequently appeared on the present in June 2021.

Whereas they didn’t impress the Dragons, they received the hearts of individuals watching at residence.

After the programme, Emma and Adrian secured their first job outdoors of their space and chaperoned pup Bear at The Previous Marylebone City Corridor in London.

In addition they had the enjoyment of being given an award by Dragon Theo Paphitis as a part of his Small Enterprise Sunday competitors.

The retail magnate and entrepreneur named Treasured Pet Weddings as one in all his “ones to observe” in Could 2022.

Emma and Adrian are actually wanting ahead to a “very vivid” future – with engaged {couples} reserving their companies as far upfront as 2025.

“We’re very proud that our enterprise has gone from power to power,” Emma stated.

“We now have already scaled up by increasing into totally different counties, together with hitting the marriage scene within the capital.

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“This 12 months has been and continues to be a record-breaking one for us, and 2023 and 2024 are reserving up quick.

“We now have even been approached to open our 2025 diary.”

The Dragons' Den millionaires turned down Emma and Adrian on the programme in 2021


The Dragons’ Den millionaires turned down Emma and Adrian on the programme in 2021Credit score: BBC
Adrian and Emma charge people upwards of £369


Adrian and Emma cost individuals upwards of £369Credit score: Treasured Pets Weddings
They have helped with more than 100 weddings to date


They’ve helped with greater than 100 weddings up to nowCredit score: Treasured Pets Weddings
The couple, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, decided it was time for a career change in 2017


The couple, from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, determined it was time for a profession change in 2017Credit score: Treasured Pets Weddings

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