A few of the designer dresses, shoes, and accessories on display at Posh Bridal Couture yesterday during their one year celebration of their second location in Wayzata, Minn.

At Posh Bridal Couture, Brides and Bubbly go hand in hand. It’s common to have your cake and eat it too! This beautiful and yummy cake was made by The Country Cake Cupboard and Cafe.

Story and Photos by James Ramsay

Editor, Brides Like Us

Posh has fancy mirrors that would make Lady Gaga jealous! RaTaTa Oooh La La!

Posh Bridal Couture is known as one of the leading wedding dress shops in town. Yesterday Brides Like Us dropped in as Posh commemorated the achievement of their One Year Anniversary in Wayzata, Minnesota! Owner Marie and the always lovely Posh girls celebrated in style with champagne and cake from The Country Cake Cupboard and Café for all their guests. They offered special surprise swag bags containing all sorts of goodies à la any celebrity studded red carpet event. Many brides and industry insiders were seen at the event and there was even an early dent in the beautiful and yummy cake! The short list included Matt from Photo Booth Creations, your humble narrator, Kim and Jay from Twin City Bridal Association and wedding photographer Katrina Suzanne Eowyn Hannemann from Studio Laguna Photography. We say short list because that was just in the 15 minutes we were there! Many more stopped by throughout the day. At least two brides were seen picking out the wedding dress of their dreams in the short time we were there. We would post a picture but we would never want to spoil the surprise and joy their fiances will experience when seeing them in their beautiful wedding dresses for the first time. This is one place you are allowed to be yourself, have some cake and eat it too.

Posh Bridal has two locations – one in Wayzata and one in the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis. Their website has all the tools you need to book your appointment.

Posh Bridal Couture

Minneapolis 612.871.4280

Wayzata 952.249.8000

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

The room at ds Event Center in St. Paul before guests arrived for the Minnesota Wish Upon a Wedding Launch Party.

A bevy of local wedding professionals gathered at ds Event Center in St. Paul to celebrate the Official Launch of the Minnesota chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding. The chapter had to officially launch before it could begin the process of preparing to grant its first wish.

Bill Hermann, owner and operator of Bill Hermann Entertainment, celebrates with Donae Cotton of Donae Cotton Photography during the launch party for Wish Upon a Wedding, Minnesota.

Julie Lyford, President of Minnesota's Wish Upon A Wedding, speaks about Wish Upon a Wedding to a crowd at ds Event Center in St. Paul. Having traveled to both coasts, Lyford thought it was time to have this important organization in the Midwest.

The Jack Brass Band keeps the party going at the ds Event Center in St. Paul during the Minnesota's Wish Upon a Wedding launch party.

At this point everything with the wish granting is top secret but Julie Lyford, President of Minnesota’s Wish Upon A Wedding offered, “We can’t grant wishes if we don’t have couples.” Over a year ago in California, a group of people including Lyford and founder and executive director of Wish Upon a Wedding, Liz Guthrie, thought it was important to start a chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding in the Midwest. They hope to cover about a 250 mile radius around the Twin Cities, including some of Wisconsin. The Jack Brass Band closed out the launch party evening by thrilling the upbeat crowd with a boisterous rendition of When the Saints Go Marching In, complete with dance line.

Matt Sherry of Complete Music and Video (center) generates some crowd energy during a performance by the Jack Brass Band.

Thea Farrington, owner and decorator at Perfect Day Cakes won 1st place in a friendly cake competition with a unique 2 cake design. 11 founding board members and over 30 sponsors contributed to the success of the launch party.

The winning cake design courtesy of Thea Farrington, owner and decorator at Perfect Day Cakes. One guest thought the two cakes joined by Wish Upon a Wedding was symbolic of a couple, joined together by the wish granters of Wish Upon a Wedding.

Photos by James Ramsay Photography