Chancey Charm’s full planning and design process is based on a collaborative effort between designer Sarah Chancey and a detailed, senior planning partner to create an elegant vision and seamless experience for guests. On this page, you will find information about our event design and planning team. photo by R.A.G.artistry
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 editorial 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, she loves incorporating unique interior furnishings and lighting into her designs.
Frequenting the many boutique shops dotting the Atlanta area and connecting with artisans are just a few of Sarah’s loves. These hobbies, along with her travels and penchant for furnishings, 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 and plans a limited number of luxury weddings and events annually along with a senior planning partner. photo by Odalys Mendez Photography
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. 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
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. photo by Southern Photography Inc.