Let's not beat around the bush, truth is- this is a dilemma many couples are having to consider at this time, and for many others it has already become a reality. That being said, let me assure you, having to postpone your wedding to a later date because of COVID-19 (or really any natural disaster- can we call it that?) doesn't have to be as stressful as it sounds! The person I was 3 weeks ago would not picture me ever saying this, but we have officially helped 3 months of our Brides to make this change it has all gone rather seamlessly.

Here is what I have learned and want to share with you;

1. Thankfully, you don't need to start from square one.

You have already invested a lot of time and money into creating the vision for your wedding day and securing the various vendors who will be able to bring it all together for you. Once you find out new options with your primary vendors (Venue, Ceremony site, caterer, etc.) you can share these dates with the rest of your vendors to find an option that works across the board.

2. Everyone is trying to make the best of a challenging situation and wants you to have the Wedding day of your dreams!

In the recent weeks I have had several conversations with the other vendors in Chicago, and I can tell you that we are all doing everything that we can to make this transition as easy as possible and help our couples to avoid unnecessary expenses. No one I know of is charging clients a rebooking fee and everyone is making an effort to be flexible with dates.

3. You will still get to have your special day.

Sure, it may not happen on the exact day you had envisioned, but it will happen. And when it does, we wont need to stress about all of our loved ones being able to make the trip and celebrate with us because this challenging time will be in the past!

Caitlyn & Tim's Wedding


Hair by Ann & Nicole

Photo credits: Rebecca Haley Photography

  • Ann Krause

Do you feel like you really need a day of pampering? Let me show you how to treat yourself to a luxurious spa day that you can recreate without even leaving your house or buying anything new! Just follow my simple itinerary below & enjoy.

Step 1. Schedule the Time

Make sure to give your self 3 hours without interruptions from your partner, pets, or babies. Enlist the help of your partner if needed.

Step 2. Set the Vibe

Close the blinds, light all the candles you own, and play your favorite chill music. I like the "Pure Yoga" playlist on Apple Music.

Step 3. Hydrate

Drink water infused with fruit (all day). I happened to have extra limes and basil, so that's what I used.

Step 4. Stretch for Approximately 5 Minutes

I practiced my favorite yoga moves to the timeframe of two songs.

Step 5. Dry Brush

If you own a dry brush, spend approximately 3 minutes brushing your body in a circular motion with medium pressure working towards your heart. (feet to hips, hands to shoulders, then from the outer edges to your torso towards the heart). If you don't own a dry brush, try a textured or rough towel. This will help you decide if you want to purchase a dry brush later.

Step 6. Deep Condition

Apply your favorite deep conditioner (or regular conditioner if you don't have one) from the mid lengths to ends of your dry hair and twist into a bun shape and the top of your head. Clip if needed.

Step 7. Mask

Apply your favorite face mask, need I say more?

Step 8. Foot Soak

Remove your finger and toenail polish first and also trim and file your nails. I made a home made foot scrub by mixing about one cup of sea salt with a small amount of olive oil. You can also use your favorite essential oils, but I didn't have any. If the scrub gets a little messy, don't worry because it's time to...

Step 9. Shower

Step 10. Moisturize

Use your favorite lotion/moisturizer and take your time head to toe!

Step 11. Blowout

Take your time blowdrying your hair and finish it smoothly over a round brush

Step 12. Mani-Pedi

Polish your nails in a favorite color that makes you smile. I used the Essie color; Good as Gold.

Step 13. Relax

This day is for you. Allow your self to take things slow, read a book, and even stay in your bathrobe all day!

Special Note: This post was written at the time of the Shelter in Place order in Chicago. It was a fun challenge to come up with a day of self-pampering without leaving the house to pick up any new indulgent products.

Updated: Mar 20

Our recent styled shoot at the new venue; Fairlie with Jenn Marie Wedding Photography was just so glam and I am so excited to show off all of the images! Michelle provided the unexpectedly bold bridal makeup, while I styled an effortless feeling low bun for our bride; Viviana. The whole project was such a dream!

No shoot would be complete with out some great beauty shots!

My absolute favorite part of this shoot was all of the details! Just check out Viviana's hair accessories (there's three of them in there), and this lovely dressing gown. Can I have one, please?

Here comes the Bride!

Talking about all of the little details.... aren't these bird glasses the cutest?!

This shoot could not have been pulled off without the entire team of dedicated vendors;

Planning: Urban Allure Events

Venue: Fairlie Chicago

Photography: Jenn Marie Wedding Photography

Videography: Hunter Floyd Films

Event Designer: Ellie Styled

Bride Model: Vivi Vazquez

Groom Model: Matt Schiro

Wedding gown: Aisle Chic

Hair/Makeup: Beauty by Ann Krause

Florals: Ki House

Invitations: Maison Blanche Lettering

DJ: Luniks Entertainment

Officiant: Aj Metz Officiant

Cocktails: Dine Machine

Coffee Cart: Barista of Chicagoland