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Most of the time, brides pick the month of June to get married. Since this is the perfect season for a beautiful backdrop, there is no question why many brides would like to get married during this time of the year.

For some brides, however, getting married during June is something they would like to avoid. Because of how common June weddings are, these brides would like to go for a different style. Apart from a summer wedding, there are brides who prefer having a winter wedding. Since there are only a few that choose this time to get married, the costs for weddings are not so high. At the same time, the snow can add a beautiful and enchanting effect to the photos.

If a winter wedding is something you’ve been considering, it is important that you pick out a suitable wedding dress for the season too. Here are some things you have to consider when picking out a winter wedding dress:

• Go for a long sleeved gown as it will keep you dry and warm during your winter wedding. At the same time, this will exude an elegant appeal to your ensemble.
• Look for wedding gowns made out of a heavy and luxurious fabric such as velvet, silk, taffeta, or satin. Not only will it look elegant, it will also provide extra warmth to you.
• You can opt for a stylish jacket to wear over your dress, especially when you’re having photos taken outdoors.

A trick to staying warm while wearing a wedding dress is to wear thermal leggings underneath the gown. You can also wear white hand gloves to keep you warm. This will produce a royal appeal to your ensemble and still do its job in keeping you warm.

If you’re planning a winter wedding, make sure to visit our store for some of our latest designer wedding dress offering. You’ll be sure to find one you’ll love!

White may be the traditional wedding gown color, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spice it up with a pop of personality. Brides these days are adding colors ranging from red to blue and everything in between.

Here are a few ideas to help ease you into the colored wedding gown phenomenon:

• Ease into color by going with pale hues like baby blue or pink.

• Lilac is a popular brides maids wedding dress color but who says your wedding gown can’t be lilac?

• Feeling bold? Why not fuchsia?

• Buttercup yellow is perfect for a spring wedding.

• Dare to be a bit dramatic with gold tones.

• Cinderella wore baby blue..why can’t you?

• Why not mint green? This color is light enough to be elegant with the perfect touch of creativity.

• And then there’s black. Many brides are showing their rebel side by walking down the aisle in black.

Most brides are anywhere between traditional and completely self indulgent. This is your wedding so why not get creative and wear exactly what you want? We have a wide arrangement of not only bridesmaid gowns but traditional and non-traditional wedding gowns here at Amanadalinas. We would love to fit your body type with the perfect shade of YOU. Come by and check out our selection.


Love—so many people think they know what it is, without actually realizing it’s true meaning. As human as we are, it is common for us to forget what love is; especially when we try to think about ourselves first instead of our loved ones. This is why it’s good to always have a reminder of what love is and what it isn’t.

First of all, what is love? Love is something we experience in any moment we spend with someone, without any beliefs or judgments about that individual; whether he is good or bad. We accept their character because we know that makes them who they are. Further, love is divided into three qualities:

Complete and Unconditional Acceptance

When we love someone, we allow them to be who they are exactly, without any pretensions. And while they may possess some qualities that are unpleasant to us, we do not insist they change. We accept their flaws and lack, without any belief they aren’t good enough for us. We accept their true selves without any belief that they will be a much ‘better’ version of themselves if they were different. Regardless of what they do or say, we will always love them no matter what.

Love Eliminates a Sense of Loneliness or Separation

When we accept another individual’s flaws and identity, we start to love them for whom they are. We stop judging them for their mistakes and this eliminates our feeling of being alone. It starts to create a longing for love and connection from the other individual. And when we’re with the person we love, the feeling of separateness from other people vanishes. In the absence of judgment, what remains is love.

Love is Selfless

In the words of a famous snowman named Olaf: [Love is] “when you put someone else’s needs before your own.” This couldn’t have been said any better. When we love someone, we do not need them to do anything in return for us; even if the other individual may not love us back. If this is something we are looking for, then we are merely using another person to fulfill our selfish goals. Instead, we love for the sake of love.

To better understand what love is, it is best to identify what love is not:

Looking for someone to love us means we’re only looking for someone to use for our own happiness.
Requiring our partners to do certain things for us. The same goes for trying to improve or change them into someone they’re not.
Excitement on your future with someone may create nice thoughts but it isn’t what love is all about.
Loving how that person makes you feel isn’t love.
Being afraid of getting hurt is not a part of love.
It is easy to mistake what you are feeling for someone and think that it is love. But if you carefully analyze the situation and what you are feeling, you may realize that it may not be love at all; you may simply be looking for someone who can fill in the gap in your life. Do yourself a favor and learn to love yourself first. This way, you’ll find out what true love really is all about

Nowadays, there are plenty of brides who decide to wear a separate dress for their wedding reception. A reason why this happens is because there are brides who are torn between two dresses that they would like to wear on their wedding day. Additionally, there are brides who would like to wear something they can be comfortable in during the reception. Especially since there will be some dancing involved, it is important that you feel comfortable with what you are wearing.

If this is something you are deciding upon, knowing the pros and cons of wearing a second dress on your wedding reception can be a big help. Here are some of the things you need to know about making this decision:

Reasons for Buying a Second Dress
For each bride, there is a different reason as to why they would want to wear a second wedding dress. Make sure that you list down these reasons so you can determine whether there really is a need for you to change into a second dress or not. If you are having a traditional wedding, you may need to wear a second dress for it; especially if you are Chinese. After all, you will need to change into a red and gold dress for the wedding reception.

Also, if you are preparing for a special dance number with your husband instead of a traditional first dance, you may be required to change into another dress so you can freely move during the dance. Make sure that you are honest with yourself when you list down your reasons on why you need a second dress for your wedding reception. Since these dresses can be very costly, you have to ensure that you are making a wise decision on your purchase.

Lingerie
If you have decided to wear a separate reception dress, make sure that it does not require a second change of lingerie. Apart from the fact that you don’t have to buy a new pair, you do not waste time when you’re changing into your reception dress. Your guests will be waiting for your return so don’t take too long when you change into the second dress.

Design
A good tip to remember when you have decided to buy a reception dress is to pick one out with the same style and color. This will help make it look that the two dresses are part of one collection, specifically created to complement one another. The second dress, however, is a shorter and has a more casual look compared to the original wedding dress that you picked for your ceremony.

Remember that when you’re deciding to get a separate reception dress, it means that you are adding to the cost of your wedding budget. If this is something that you have set a budget for, feel free to browse through our collection to find both your wedding ceremony and reception dress.