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Are you coordinating your first wedding?

Feeling nervous? I’ve got you covered!

I remember standing in the Chick-fil-A parking lot, on my lunch break; convincing my first client she could trust me with her wedding. I was elated when she said yes, but the feeling of joy quickly abandoned me, leaving only panic to set in.

Now what? What do I do next? What do I do at our meeting before the big day? What information do I need to execute this wedding with excellence?

Utter panic, craziness, and lots of Google searching ensued! I learned a LOT of lessons the hard way at that wedding, and the next, and the next… And, well – you get the picture.

I’m sharing my Top 5 Wedding Coordinator Tips & Tricks, as the resource I wish I had at my fingertips as I started booking my first day of coordination clients. It is my hope that the content I’m sharing will make your journey a bit easier and more enjoyable!

So what are you waiting for? Check out my new free training video below.


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Happy Coordinating!

Sarah Chancey

Founder + Creative Director, Chancey Charm

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Chancey Charm Houston is nearing 3 successful years of wedding planning and to mark the occasion they hosted a vendor appreciation dinner. Chancey Charm Houston’s Wedding planner, Skylar Caitlin explains….”We wanted the opportunity to thank those who had graciously referred their couples to us during our beginning years and show appreciation for an amazing network of friendors who have our back and share a love for similar clients. ” The spring season served as an inspiration to include soft pink orals with leafy greenery to give a garden feel to an indoor dinner. The lighting reflected a relaxed and intimate feeling with a vivid glow. See all the gorgeous details below. Cheers!

~ The Chancey Charm Team

Skylar enlisted her spring intern, Bianca Evans, to design, plan, and coordinate the event. She dreamed up an appropriately seasonal color palette that gorgeously captured the current spring to summer transition in Texas. Once we found our venue, The Creative Chateau, she began to incorporate a few more subtly French inspiration. Invitation and stationery designer, Rachel of Half Moon Lettering, developed a digital invitation with scrollwork that harkened to the venue’s more franco-inspired elements. For the place cards, Bianca requested that Skylar write all the guests a personal thank you know which was slipped into calligraphed envelope that matched the linens.

We took a field trip to visit our friends in linen, House of Hough, where we played with textures and colors before choosing the soft blush shantung base linen and a neutral champagne lamour napkin which we gave a cummerbund fold. While there, we decided on a gold charger. Bianca sourced these flat, golden woven placemat chargers from Target and they were a hit! We received many questions and DMs on social media about where we found them.

For florals, Bianca shared her French, alfresco inspiration with Lauren of Flora and Fauna who absolutely ran with it. Lauren incorporated unique, whimsical touches in her design with small floral frog arrangements tucked loosely into the assortment of larger and medium-sized compotes. We added sandstone candlesticks that coordinated with the napkins into Lauren’s brass candlesticks for another neutral touch and the soft glow of candlelight as the sunset.

Bianca worked with the catering staff of Cafe Natalie to produce a menu that was light, summery and delicious. Guests were greeted upon arrival at the Chateau’s lobby with butler-passed champagne and an Asparagus Prosciutto Filo hors d’Oeuvre. The salad course was an Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad, followed by a family style dinner of Herbed Shrimp Scampi, Chicken Marsala, Mushroom + Risotto, and Green Bean Almandine.

The dessert course was displayed on the table throughout the evening on modern acrylic stands and consisted of assorted macarons and gourmet chocolate truffles.

Photographer: Jacquelyn Nicole Photography | Venue: The Creative Chateau | Linens: House of Hough | Stationery & Calligraphy: Half Moon Lettering | Catering: Cafe Natalie | Florals: Flora & Fauna
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In today’s Chancey Charm Cape Cod Wedding Vendor Highlight, we are chatting with Paige Piper from Chatham Candy Manor.  They provide tastefully arranged, delicious chocolates and treats for wedding favors and welcome bags, that can be customized to fit your needs. We’re excited to be chatting with her about how she got started in the wedding industry, her planning advice for new brides and more. Enjoy friends!

– The Chancey Charm Team


Name

Paige Piper

Hometown

Poland, Maine

What’s your area of expertise?

Wedding Favors, and Welcome Bag Treats!

First job you ever landed?

Right out of college I got a job in Oakland California fundraising for a wonderful nonprofit that focused on creating STEM programs for underrepresented students of color. Then the Level Playing Field Institute, now SMASH is an incredible organization.

Photo: Paige with her husband, Robbie

What bought you to the wedding industry?

My husband Robbie is from Chatham and grew up at the Candy Manor, he loves this place. When the opportunity came up to run a small business on the Cape that involved chocolates and happy customers we thought nothing could be sweeter!

A lesson you’ve learned the hard way in the wedding industry?

Flexibility is important, but there’s such a thing as too much. Waiting until last minute is too stressful for everyone involved. Planning ahead and establishing processes is really important for smooth execution.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

A walk in Nickerson park with our perfect pup Mosby!

Best piece of advice to someone new in the wedding industry?

While my husband and I are both new to the wedding industry, the Candy Manor crew is well seasoned. Their advice, focusing on the highest quality product and customer service will always lead you the right way.

Photo: Paige & Robbie from Chatham Candy Manor

Best piece of planning advice for a new bride?

Try and have as much fun as possible planning. This is such a fun time in your life and while it can be stressful, the planning process is a great time for making memories with those you love the most!

Some words you live by?

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Best tip for balancing work + home life?

Still working on this one, but I find the more I’m present in the moment at work, and at home with my loved ones, the happier that I am overall.

Guilty pleasures?

French fries, The Bachelor, & chocolate covered oreos.

Favorite Instagram account?

Chrissy Teigen.

What’s your favorite aesthetic?

Industrial, open, lots of wood.

Intimate pr Par-tay? What size wedding would you recommend and why?

Everyone is different, but I tried to follow this rule and always recommend to friends, you should invite the people that you’d be happy spending a couple minutes with on your wedding day. Since the day is a flash, time is important.

What’s the first thing a newly engaged couple should do?

Enjoy time together being engaged and celebrating with those you love.

Learn more about Candy Manor here + follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Cheers!

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A few months ago, I kept hearing the SAME QUESTION from our team, over and over again…

“How do I get my client’s wedding published?”

“Why didn’t we land that publication I’ve been eyeing with my last wedding?”

Maybe you’re in the same boat? Do you have a client excited about getting their wedding published?

Are you nervous because you’re not quite sure how to help or work toward publication?

So, after years of experience designing and successfully snagging top publications for my clients, as well as, mentoring other planners through the publication process in partnership with my amazing Publicist Kristen Green (you can check her out here), I sat down and gave my team the scoop!

And now, I’m sharing that same information with you too!

In my new free training video, I’m sharing my step by step process to ensure that your client’s wedding is ready for publishers.


HOW TO ENSURE THAT YOUR CLIENT'S WEDDING IS PUBLICATION READY ( FOR WEDDING PLANNERS ) - YouTube
 

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Rooting For YOU!

Sarah Chancey

Founder + Creative Director, Chancey Charm

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In today’s Chancey Charm Charlottesville Wedding Vendor Highlight, we are chatting with Stephanie Jones of Steph Yoga! She first found healing in Yoga and later decided to make it her career. We’re excited to be chatting all things yoga with her, learning how she changed careers to become a yoga instructor and how her yoga program can benefit brides. Enjoy friends!

– The Chancey Charm Team


Name

Stephanie Jones

Hometown

Chantilly, Virginia

What’s your area of expertise?

Women’s Yoga and Fitness

First job you ever landed?

For the first three years of my post-college life, I worked as a financial analyst at Wells Fargo. It was exciting at first. I was a big girl with a big girl job. I had my own perfectly organized desk and my own computer where I got to sit and learn from all of the knowledgeable finance men I worked with. I would think to myself, “I love work.”

And somehow, I started to hate work. I felt like I was experiencing the same day every single day. The newness of the job wore off and all I could hear in my head was my boss asking, “did you finish the spreadsheet?”

I began searching for more. In the midst of my search, I lost my father. My world came crashing down, so I looked for a way to rebuild myself and my life. I lost interest in finance and found healing in yoga.

How did you get into teaching yoga?

Initially, I started going to yoga to counter the stress I put on my body during long runs. Then, I started to see the benefits. I found myself sitting at my desk wishing I was in yoga. After my dad passed, yoga was the only place I felt like I wasn’t waiting for the clock to strike 5, so I could leave. It was the only place I felt at peace.

Sometime after my father had passed, when I felt healed enough to make a life-altering decision, I set an intention to find my calling. Perhaps, the thing I came to this Earth to do. I like to be deep.

In the middle of a hot yoga class at Charlotte Yoga, I gazed at my own eyes in the mirror in Dancer’s Pose, sweat dripping down my face and said this is it. This is what I’m meant to do. I want to make students feel the same way I feel in yoga. Present. A rush came over my body. It’s a feeling I’ve never had before and a feeling I’ll never forget.

I quit my job, moved to California and joined Yoga Teacher Training.

Photo: Steph Jones Transformation 

A lesson you’ve learned being a yoga instructor?

You have to wake up and show up every single day. You have to ask yourself, “What would I do if I knew I was #1 in my industry.” Self-promotion can be hard, but you have to learn how to do it in order to get ahead. You have to know what you have inside of you is special and that you’re doing the world a disservice by not sharing it.

Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Breathwork class, an ocean plunge, iced coffee, and a sunset.

Best piece of advice you can give to someone changing careers?

You have to have determination, dedication, and strong will to stick with it. My advice for women who want to change the trajectory of their life is to do it for yourself. Don’t do it to change peoples lives, but do it to change your own life. If you change peoples lives along the way, consider that a side effect. Don’t depend on your success on whether or not others like your work. Choose something you’d do even if no one knew you were doing it. That’s how I feel about yoga.

Photo: Client Transformation by Steph Yoga

Best piece of planning advice for a new bride?

Enjoy the journey! What a typical yoga thing to say. Really though – it is a stressful time to try to please everyone, so take care of yourself first. Ensure you’re eating healthy foods and making time for stress relieving exercise. Find the positive in each and every situation!

Some words you live by?

Happiness is at this moment. I never truly understood that until I journeyed into my own mindfulness practice. Every reminder I give myself to be FULLY present it a tiny hit of happiness.

Best tip for balancing work + home life?

Home workouts! I run an at-home workout program that helps busy women get in shape in 45 minutes 3X a week – that’s less than three hours a week! It’s so important to be effective and efficient with your time especially when planning a wedding! Which is why I created my program.

What is FlowLIFT by Steph Yoga? And how does it help brides?

I run an online membership website www.stephyoga.com. I help women get in shape through the class I teach at Buddhi Yoga called FlowLIFT.

The Steph Yoga FlowLIFT Body Transformation Program was born out of my own struggles getting in shape. I tried tons of workout classes before I found FlowLIFT, but nothing ever served my body. I wanted to be thin, but strong. I wanted to be worked, but not over-exerted. Then, I found FlowLIFT.

I became OBSESSED. I picked up a class teaching FlowLIFT at Buddhi Yoga and after I saw such incredible results in my own body I turned the format into a Body Transformation Program for women who are getting in shape for any special occasion have a laid out plan guaranteed to get them in shape. In 45-minutes, you’ll feel stretched, toned, and tightened. The class is effective and efficient and gives you a feeling of confidence in your own body.

My most successful clients are brides! They are so dedicated and committed to fitting into their dress, that they often do my program several times before their wedding. They are so happy they have something they can turn to that gives them the success their looking for.

Guilty pleasures?

Coffee!

Favorite Instagram account?

@gypsealust
@sivanayla

Intimate pr Par-tay? What size wedding would you recommend and why?

Ah I love both! I am not engaged, but I envision myself with a Par-tay! I love when all of my family and friends are together in one place.

What’s the first thing a newly engaged couple should do?

Share the news! Then enjoy a wonderful day/night together celebrating their love!

Learn more about Steph Yoga here + follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Cheers!

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Kelly grew up knowing that she wanted to work in the wedding industry in some capacity. She gained a degree in event management and first honed her wedding planning skills in the catering field, later setting up her own event planning business. Her background and experience give her the advantage of seeing both the couple’s and the vendors perspective. She is a total romantic at heart and just loves city living in New York. Get to know our Chancey Charm New York Wedding Planner and Designer in today’s planner spotlight below!

–The Chancey Charm Team

New York Wedding Planner Spotlight | Kelly McVeigh

Hometown:

Born and raised in Stonington, CT, but now living in New York City

Why New York?  What do you love about this city?

I’ve always had a city crush on NYC. There is something so glamorous and charming about the mix of old art deco buildings and modern skyscrapers. I love how diverse NYC is, and how there is something for everyone. I am still in awe of waking up here every single day.

What did you do prior to joining Chancey Charm?

I have always been an event planner in some capacity. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Event Management from Johnson & Wales University. After college, I worked for a number of top-tier caterers in different markets, where I was exposed to all aspects of the industry. I’ve had my own event planning business since 2013, where I gained experience in venue management, non-profit events, event design, and wedding planning. I feel that my diverse background in event management helps me see a wedding from both the couples’ perspectives and the vendors’ perspectives, which leads to a seamlessly executed event.

What drew you to planning + the wedding industry?

I have known I wanted to be an event planner since high school. I used to watch all the wedding shows I could find and I would plan all my friends birthday parties. I’ve always been very organized and creative, so I knew that wedding planning was the right choice for me. I am also a lover of love; fun fact – I tear up at almost all of the wedding ceremonies I’ve ever been to.

What’s your favorite part of the planning process?

I am a logistics queen! I love timelines, budgets, and to-do lists. I’m happiest when couples come to me with overall ideas/visions, and then rely on me to organize the details. I pride myself on my attention to detail.

Do you have any pets?

Sadly, no. I’m a cat person through and through, but unfortunately, apartment-living and pets just don’t go hand-in-hand.

Favorite holiday?

Christmas, hands down. Growing up, my entire family would gather at my grandparents’ house to eat, talk, and spend time together. Now, living in NYC, Christmas here is truly magical. There are lights everywhere, the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, ice skating in Bryant Park, and holiday markets throughout the city, just to name a few.

Best first dance song?

I don’t think there is any one best first dance song. I believe this should be a special decision between both partners, and what is right for one couple might not be right for another. I love when couples pick a song that is meaningful to them instead of something that pops up on a “best first dance songs” list on the internet.

A long weekend off includes…

Cooking a delicious breakfast, wine tasting, catching up on This is Us, trying out a new restaurant, reading, and lots of relaxing at home with my husband (long weekends off are very rare for me, so I’ll take all the relaxing I can get).

What’s your favorite style?

Oooohh, this changes a lot. Right now, I would have to say my favorite style is industrial chic. Think old warehouses, lofts, exposed bricks and beams, lots of metal details, that sort of thing.

Favorite Blog?

Wedding Related – 100 Layer Cake or Green Wedding Shoes. Non-wedding related – Create & Cultivate, The Everygirl, and Ambitious Kitchen.

Best place for a dessert in NYC?

Baked (the Tribeca location) or Doughnut Plant

Are you a bride in the New York area? Reach out to Kelly today and get started planning your big day!

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Last week, my husband and I were blessed with the opportunity to spend a few days at Old Edwards Inn, in Highlands, North Carolina.  We’ve been able to escape to this special spot a few times, and each visit surprises us with new adventures and a deeper love for the city and resort.  As a destination wedding expert, I can’t recommend Old Edwards Inn and it’s wide variety of accommodations and venues enough.  Nestled among the mountains, you’d be hard pressed to find a place that could beat the views, food, amenities and attentive staff at Old Edwards Inn.  It really is impossible for me to adequately convey all of the wonderful details of this mountain destination wedding dream.  So, I’m going to hit my faves, as well as, give you the scoop on their newest venue addition!

THE WELCOME

As you consider inviting your guests to a unique destination wedding location, that truly reflects who you are as a couple, details matter.  Guest experience is so very important when asking guests to spend a weekend away, and it’s one of Old Edwards Inn’s strengths.  Not only does the 45-minute mountain drive, into the mountains help transport your guests away from the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s also a magical journey filled with breathtaking vistas and waterfall hikes.  This is the first time that my husband and I stopped to take it all in, and we managed to go on three waterfall hikes during our three day stay.  It really felt like an escape from reality for us, and when we arrived in Highlands, North Carolina at Old Edwards Inn, exhausted from the day’s adventures – they were ready!  Every guest at the Old Edwards properties is created by a glass of champagne or Dove chocolate bar!  I mean, does it get better than that?!  I really adore how Old Edwards has embraced and integrated the magic of the mountains + the cute downtown scene into their property.  It feels cohesive and unified.

THE VARIETY

A lot of destination wedding locations are limited in the variety of accommodations offered for your guest.  That is NOT the case at Old Edwards, which has purchased and now offers several different accommodation options for your guests, at different price points.  The best part?! They are all extremely nice, clean and well staffed – with great amenities. Hence the gorgeous pool + hot tub shot below.  Rest assured, an Old Edwards property experience will be comfortable and above par in every way for your guests.  They even offer large home rentals, in town, which are perfect for the wedding party or a collection of family or friends to share.  What a fun win!

A PROPERTY TO YOURSELF

My favorite new (to me) accommodations was the Half Mile Farm property.  I had seen it online and fell in love, so my husband and I stopped on the way to our hotel to check it out. Wow.  What an escape for your guests.  And the best part? You can actually rent out this entire property for your wedding weekend, transforming it into the ultimate wedding destination and your personal party for three days!  Imagine your guests arriving to cocktails in your own private bar, and lawn games in full swing!  The cabins on site, provide the ultimate authentic mountain experience and would be a lovely backdrop for a barbecue and Friday night welcome party.

Chris and I were lucky enough to snag two paddle boards and scoot around the lake on the property at Half Mile Farm while we were there.  It was too much fun, and I spotted some bicycles and kayaks we will have to try next time.  Half Mile Farm is most certainly a new favorite, and I can’t wait to see us do a lakeside, mountain ceremony with an al fresco reception on site.  Just pure magic.

RELAIS & CHATEAUX PROPERTY

In case you were wondering what the food + customer service is like at Old Edwards, need we say more?!

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive group of over 550 hotels and restaurants operated by professionals who share a passion for outstanding hospitality, incredible cuisine and local heritage. It is no small feat to be invited into this collection of outstanding properties, and Old Edwards is an amazing fit into this exceptional community.

THE SCOOP ON THEIR NEW SPACE – THE ORCHARD HOUSE

Okay, okay, I know! I promised that I would give you the scoop on the latest wedding venue option on at Old Edwards.  And honestly, I’m over the moon to share it with you.  If you’ve ever seen a wedding at The Farm (you can check out the weddings we’ve done at Old Edwards Inn here), you know that it’s all about a lush garden feel.  Couples swoon over their picturesque garden ceremony spot and portrait locations.  It’s perfection.  But, could it be better?  I didn’t think so, BUT the staff at Old Edwards is always innovating and pushing themselves to be their absolute best, and they have indeed improved the most perfect wedding location to now include The Orchard House.

The new 3,410 square foot open concept, ceremony + reception space within the gardens at The Farm is a huge win for our clients and you if you’re considering an event in the Highlands, it’s a must see.  The walls quite literally open up on all sides, via huge glass doors allowing you to have the comforts of a permanent covered space (luxe bathrooms and all), with the elegance of a lush English garden soiree.  Pickled pine wood ceilings and ship-lap wall details make the space inviting and irresistible.   The natural light is absolutely insane in this space and makes for the best photos.  Y’all.  I can’t even.  We are counting down the days to our May wedding in this space.

photos via Old Edwards Inn

WRAPPING IT UP

If you’re considering a mountain destination wedding for your nuptials, I hope I’ve convinced you to spend a weekend checking out all that Old Edwards Inn and the Highlands have to offer.  I promise you’ll leave enchanted and feeling great about a weekend escape for all those your love.

Feeling overwhelmed by the logistics of a destination wedding?  Don’t worry – We’ve got you covered!  Simply contact us here, to get started planning your mountain destination wedding with on of our experienced destination wedding planners today.

Are you looking for information on Rockwood Lodge? We’ve got you covered here!

Want to know more about all the property offerings at Old Edwards?  Check out this post for the full overview.

Happy Planning!

Sarah Chancey

Founder + Creative Director

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Giving a bell as a wedding gift to your guests is a fun Irish tradition. As they believe that the chime of bells is supposed ward evil spirits off.   The ringing of the bells also reminds the newly married couple of their sacred wedding vows.

A sweet and fun modern twist on this ancient tradition is to give tiny bells to your wedding guests, including instructions for them to ring as the couple ‘ties the knot’ or when they exit the church down the aisle.  This is a great alternative to throwing confetti, esp in a venue with strict regulations on confetti use in the ceremony space.

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Photo by Morning Light

Check out these adorable ribbon streamers with bells attached that a client recently used at her wedding.  AND, you can easily purchase similar ones here via Amazon Friends!  Here are a few we love!



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When it comes to wedding planning, one of my favorite details to discuss is music! Let’s just say I had a wedding playlist planned out long before I was engaged… but that’s another story. I recently worked with a couple who used Once There Was a Hushpuppy as their recessional and even cued the music to begin playing before they were pronounced so that as the music built up, they kissed right at the climax! It was beautiful and sweet and it really got me thinking about how unique recessional songs can be.  Below, I’ve compiled a list of recessional songs the team has reviewed for the couple to be, that is planning their big day and stuck on this decision!

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Here are a few of our team’s favorite wedding recessional songs that you can quickly download for your wedding!

Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Wedding Collectionby the Vitamin String Quartet

You Are the Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne

Wild Horses (2009 Digital Remaster) by The Rolling Stones

Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor

Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles

Paradise by Coldplay

Groom’s Entrance: Notion by Kings of Leon

Bridesmaid Entrance: Painting By Chagall by The Weepies

Bridal Entrance: Glory Bound by The Wailin’ Jennys

First Dance: I’ve Got A Rock And Roll Heart by Eric Clapton

Father & Daughter Dance: Sweet Pea by Amos Lee

Mother & Son Dance: Loves Me Like A Rock by Paul Simon

Sarah Chancey’s current favorite is “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips. If you are wanting to go the traditional route, she loves anything performed by a string quartet. For instrumental covers of pretty much any song ever created, check out Vitamin String Quartet.

Skylar Albritton gushed that music speaks to her soul! It’s no wonder she chose such an upbeat and joyful song like “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles.  She particularly loves the instrumental versions. Skylar feels like you can’t help but celebrate when you hear this song!

Jyl Deering is enamored by “Paradise”, by Coldplay simply because the heart and words behind the song are so beautiful.  And Lauren loves, You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall & Oates.

My current favorite recessional song is “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. It has a fun late-60’s feel for a couple looking to surprise (and entertain) their guests. If I were to suggest something more classic or traditional, I would have to say “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor.

If you are on the hunt for the perfect exit song, think about what speaks to you and your fiance. Save “your song” for the first dance, but use a song that easily transitions your ceremony into party time. I suggest keeping it upbeat so your bridal party has an opportunity to dance a little back down the aisle, too.

What are your favorite recessional songs? We’d love to hear!

Happy wedding planning y’all,
Marilisa

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Photographer: Lauren Carnes Photography, Planning & Design: Marilisa Schachinger for Chancey Charm

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