Our Store

Sam and Rachelle are husband and wife team that started this business together in May 1995. Sam had worked in the retail industry with his parents when they had their store called Lina’s Boutique on Weston Road and Lawrence. He joined them in 1979 and over the years of expansion he gained in depth knowledge of fashion and retail management experience.

Rachelle graduated from Sheridan College specializing in fashion technique and design.

Amanda-Lina’s Sposa combines luxury with cutting edge style. Sam and Rachelle together travel and explore new fashion trends around the world, selecting the designs for each season in bridal, evening wear and prom. Our strength as people cover all facets of retail and offer the bride a vast selection of some of the most popular bridal, evening wear, prom brands in the marketplace today.

Rachelle’s expertise in customizing bridal gowns and eveningwear is an asset. We can sell most brands with changes.Our site offers online shopping competing with prices posted on any U.S. site. Dollar conversion, duty and taxes along with delivery do apply. This is an extension of the vast array of products available to you that is not part of our current inventory in the marketplace.

Whether you shop online or in store you are guaranteed to receive diligent service and quality products. You will benefit from the advice of our experienced fashion and bridal consultants, who know how to match a body type with a particular style to enhance your beauty. As part of the exceptional service at Amanda-Lina’s Sposa you have the option of customized changes with some designer brands.

Many customers have commented on the depth of our inventory and that we have the biggest selection in bridal and evening wear.

Amanda-Lina’s Sposa is proud to be home of SAY YES TO THE DRESS CANADA for the second consecutive season! Please tune in to the W network and watch us weekly on Wednesday evening.

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Breathtaking Wedding Dresses

Marciela Wedding Dress: Diamante Beaded, Alenecon Lace Appliquess Adorn the Bodice of this Glamorous Mermaid Wedding Dress.

 

Malia Wedding Dress: Romantic Wedding Dress Featuring Beautiful Allover Embroidered Lace on Net with Crystal Beaded Double Straps and Scalloped Hemline. Open Back Accented with Scalloped Lace Detail and Covered Buttons.

Marilyn Wedding Dress: This Glamorous Ballgown Features a Frosted, Embroidered Lace Bodice Accented with Crystal Beaded Straps and Waistband. Dreamy Layers of Flounced Organza Trimmed with Horsehair all Come Together Beautifully to Create the Perfect Look.

 

Martha Wedding Dress: Gorgeous Fit & Flare Wedding Dress Featuring a Beautifully Embellished Bodice Adorned with Venice Lace Appliques on Net. An Off-the-Shoulder Illusion Neckline and Cap Sleeves Complete the Ultra Feminine Look.

 

Maisie Wedding Dress: Stunning Mermaid Wedding Dress Featuring Allover Embroidery on Net with Horsehair Edged, Flounced Organza Skirt.

The National Average Cost of a Wedding Is $32,641

We surveyed nearly 18,000 brides and grooms married in 2015 for The Knot 2015 Real Weddings Study and found that couples are looking to make the ultimate personal statement for their wedding day.

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Having your wedding budget talk soon? Well, we have just the information you need to get that conversation going. We just released The Knot 2015 Real Weddings Study, and after polling nearly 18,000 couples, we found that the average wedding spend is at a national all-time high—at $32,641!

The Knot started tracking the average cost of a wedding in 2006, and since then, the national average wedding cost has seriously skyrocketed. In fact, just last year, the average wedding cost for 2014 was at $31,213, a $1,408 difference. Continue reading

How Saving the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake Became Tradition

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Alongside matrimony comes a slew of traditions, from kissing the bride to tossing the bouquet. But a certain ritual extends far beyond the wedding day, leaving many to wonder, well, why? Saving the top tier stems back centuries and gives couples the chance to indulge in their confection outside of that one precious wedding-day bite. But where did the tradition start, and why just the top tier?

Multi-tiered wedding cakes have been the norm since the 19th century, says food journal Gastronomica. Royal cakes, from which they originated, most often had three parts—a top, middle, and bottom tier. When Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) married Prince Philip in 1947, each tier of her cake had a different purpose: one for the wedding, one sent off as a gift, and one preserved for a future occasion. We’re guessing that’s what led to the modern ritual, which calls for slicing the bottom tier at the reception, sending pieces of the middle tier off with departing guests, and saving the top tier for something special. Continue reading

Shop for your wedding dress with your mom with ease

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Shopping with mom can be an amazing experience – but it can also add to the stress, especially when it is your wedding dress that you are searching for. How to make this easy and productive for both of you? How to involve your mom in the wedding gown shopping process? We have some tips for you – read on and learn more about this.

• Be very sensitive and very honest. Your mom only wants to help, and even though her ideas may not always coordinate with yours, she isn’t doing this on purpose. Be honest with her, tell her when you don’t like something, but also make sure you don’t hurt her feelings. You wouldn’t like this to be done to you, would you? Continue reading

Eve of Milady and Amalia Carrara Bridal Collections

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Amanda-Lina’s Sposa Boutique is bringing new Eve of Milady and Amalia Carrara Bridal Collections during upcoming trunk show on December 28 – January 4

Award-winning bridal designer Eve Muscio creates all of her gowns using the finest fabrics from different parts of the world and is most widely known for her incomparable designs of embroideries and laces. Her gowns have a unique signature look that fit to perfection no matter what size.

TRUNK SHOW TIP

If you fall in love with a gown, be prepared to make a decision that day – it may not be available in store once the show is over as we have made our choices for the store. These picks for future stock will take several months to arrive for regular inventory. Get the jump on the next season’s gowns by deciding at this event!

Learn more here.