We believe that incredible customer service is the heart of our success.  We are proud to have a team of planners that have been selected based on their experience, creativity, and rave-worthy customer service.   Ensuring that our clients have an incredible experience is a job we take very seriously.




Atlanta Event Designer | Sarah Chancey | Chancey Charm | Event Design | Charleston

 Sarah Chancey 

Owner / Designer

After graduating with a degree in Art-Interior Design, from the University of Georgia, Sarah gained professional experience in art instruction, interior design, floral design, marketing, event management, and catering from a variety of industry experts.  She also expanded her design aesthetic by spending a few years living in Denver and traveling along the west coast.  All of her experiences culminate in her work with Chancey Charm as she brings a holistic prospective of the event industry to her work as lead designer and owner.

Sarah’s use of hand-drawn renderings within the event and interior design process is something that developed naturally and fits perfectly into the experience. Coming alongside clients and providing original design boards, which capture their vision and allow them to feel excited and confident about the journey is what drives Sarah’s passion for the event industry.   Sarah has a special love for timeless, elegant designs and loves incorporating unique interior furnishings and lighting into every project she works on.

As an Atlanta native, Sarah enjoys spending a summer afternoon at the TED with her husband, scouring the many boutique shops dotting the perimeter for her next project, and connecting with local artisans. These loves, along with her travels and penchant for fabrics, provide her with constant inspiration.  An artist at heart, Sarah is passionate about leading her clients and colleagues back to the basics of beautiful event design and artistic expression.  Today, Sarah Chancey designs a limited number of luxury weddings and events annually, as well as, providing personal interior design and space planning services on a private basis.  photo by Odalys Mendez Photography




Atlanta Wedding Planner & Event Designer | Athens | Columbus | Wedding Coordinator | East Coast Destination Wedding

Marilisa Schachinger 

Senior Planner

Marilisa (pronounced Mary-Lisa) Schachinger moved to Marietta, Georgia from Ridgewood, New Jersey over nine years ago. After graduating from the University of Georgia with degrees in Advertising and Psychology, she decided to pursue her passion for event planning with one of the premier caterers of the South, Epting Events. She was quickly added to their sales team and worked hard at building a strong rapport with clients before joining Chancey Charm.  With experience ranging from personal holiday parties to detailed weddings and upscale corporate galas, Marilisa has a wide range of event planning experience. When Marilisa is not planning an event, you can find her hanging out with her dog Chief (the sweetest German Shephard you’ll ever meet!) or patronizing a local restaurant with her husband Taylor.  She enjoys frequenting antique shops and decorating her Athens home in true southern style.  She currently serves our clients as a senior wedding and event planner.  Her dedication to the details and natural talent with logistics makes her invaluable in the planning process.  Marilisa also has a keen eye for fabulous design, as her work has been published in various publications.   photo by Hilary Maloney





Atlanta Wedding Planner & Event Designer | Athens | Columbus | Wedding Coordinator | East Coast Destination Wedding

Katie Werkin

Senior Planner

Katie is a native of the sweet southern state of Mississippi, but currently resides in Georgia with her husband, Jacob.  A University of Southern Mississippi alumni, Katie came to Chancey Charm with a corporate background that includes event management and public figure handling. Her professional poise and confidence is evident in her work and communication. Her experience in the corporate world has fine-tuned her organizational skills, making the wedding planning process a breeze! She has a calm presence and professional attitude, which she uses to maintain a calm, stress-free environment for her clients on the day of.  Katie currently serves our clients as a senior wedding and event planner.  Her ability to solve problems on the spot and arrange complicated itinerary schedules makes her invaluable in the planning process.  Katie loves leading clients through the selection of the details and has built up a stunning portfolio.  Her innate sense of style is evident when you meet her, timeless and fun, Katie loves all things Tiffany’s.  And, she always enjoys a trip home to see her precious family.  Katie and her husband Jacob currently reside in Columbus, Georgia.  photo by Allison Elaine Photography





Atlanta Wedding Planner & Event Designer | Athens | Columbus | Wedding Coordinator | East Coast Destination Wedding

Candice Beaty

Senior Planner

Born and raised in Chapel Hill, North Carolina before venturing off to the University of Georgia in Athens, Candice’s love of the south runs deep! She first met Sarah Chancey while modeling for a wedding photo shoot alongside her dashing hubsband. And, she has been joyfully working for Chancey Charm ever since, earning her spot on the team as a senior wedding and event planner with many long weekends and determination. Candice comes to Chancey Charm with a background in education and a passion for perfecting her calligraphy and lettering skills.  She is constantly in the middle of hundreds of DIY projects around the house with her high-school sweetheart, now husband, Morgan and admittedly loves getting engulfed in various Netflix shows. If she isn’t creating, then she is downing anything labeled Starbucks and probably spending too much money on sparkly items or striped JCrew shirts. Her enthusiasm, energy, and encouragement quickly engulf her clients and create the perfect environment for creativity and a stress free experience. Working for such amazing brides alongside the industry’s finest vendors is a dream for Candice and she can’t imagine doing anything else! photo by Hilary Maloney