If you are on the hunt for a super organized, amazingly creative Wedding Planner & Wedding Designer? Then you need to meet Liz Ise of Chancey Charm. Read below to learn more about Liz and her business!
Tell us a little bit about your Dallas Wedding Planning & Design Company.
Chancey Charm Weddings is a national company with 13 locations across the U.S. from Boston to San Diego. We offer two main packages for wedding planning: Full Service + Design and Month-Of Coordination. Our Full Service package helps the couple throughout the entire process including developing their unique design plan. We value the relationships we build with our couples no matter how much time we work with them, so we developed a great Month-Of Coordination plan for couples who want to do a lot of the planning themselves, but want someone to help tie all the loose ends together at the end so they can enjoy their last few weeks of their engagement. We also assist destination couples and love to travel!
Photography Credit: Meggie Taylor Photography
How did you get into Wedding Planning & Wedding Design?
I have always been obsessed with weddings, but found it hard to make a career out of it straight out of college. Subsequently I worked in almost all facets of the event industry including catering, meeting planning, large-scale, non-profit and more. This truly helped me become the planner I am today because I can see the event through multiple lenses. My background also helps me assist couples to the new world of wedding planning. There are tons of things you don’t realize until you start planning and my diverse background allows me to walk along side the couple and teach them everything they need to know.
What is your preferred style of weddings to plan (ie. a specific theme, aesthetic)?
I am always drawn to classic and timeless designs featuring a crisp black tux, romantic gowns, lush florals in pale tones, large-scale venues with historic details, and the sprawling green lawns. Think large southern plantation weddings with black and white details that pop off the natural landscape. The timelessness of an event like that makes me weak in the knees. I want to envision these wedding photos on a mantle fifty years from now and it is still relevant style-wise and elicits the same classic love story we heard as we gazed upon our grandparent’s wedding photos.
While maintaining very traditional aesthetics, I love to pop in the couple’s personality wherever possible to ensure that traditional will never be boring. You should walk into the wedding and know exactly who the couple is. This is how you bring a traditional wedding into the current trends without over-doing it. You should never look back on anything in your wedding and think that wasn’t truly reflective of who you are overall and not just in that moment.
Photography Credit: Melanie Julian
What’s your favorite part of the job?
I love seeing how different each one of my couples is and how they relay that into their special day. The day-to-day of wedding planning is a lot of emails, hours in the car going to meetings, and a seemingly endless to-do list, but on the wedding day all the puzzle pieces come together so perfectly and you get to see how every decision was purposeful to create a day you’ll never forget. I’m so lucky to do what I love and the industry here in Dallas-Fort Worth is priceless. Everyone pushes each other, in the best way, to be creative and in-turn creates some amazing relationships.
What are your hobbies or non-work related activities?
When I finally close my laptop and put my phone down, you’ll probably find me exploring a new craft brewery with my husband and pups. We’re also huge tv bingers and put in a lot of hours snuggling on the couch together.
What is your current favorite color combination?
If you know anything about me it’s that I love my neutrals. My whole house is covered in subtle, muted tones. Grays, blushes, creams, and natural colors will always be my favorites and I love mixing them with dark or bold pops of color. Lately, I’ve been crushing on multi-dimensional tones that seem to change with the light like a deep teal, raspberry, or goldenrod. These colors are so easy to pop into a color palette for a big wow!
Are there any wedding trends that you absolutely love?
My favorite trend right now is thinking outside of the vase with florals. There’s no reason why you can’t do something different when it comes to the natural elements of your design. Simply changing the vessel of your florals you can make a big impact for little budget increase. Try hanging your arrangements above the reception tables to create a floating runner or even turning one of your vintage thrift shop finds into a floral stand. Let your florist branch out (pun intended) to make something memorable for your wedding!
Photography Credit: LoveBe Photography
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are in the midst of planning?
Don’t get overwhelmed! Break it up into daily or weekly chunks. It’s okay to take a weekend off to enjoy each other instead of creating favors. Keep in mind your deadlines, but remember your engagement is fleeting. You’ll never get to go back to this time in your lives together so enjoy it! Set out a clear plan that allows you to have a full life alongside your wedding planning. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you get overwhelmed! I get so many brides that come to us in the middle of their planning process because they’ve hit a wall emotionally and time-wise. We’re happy to customize our packages to help you breathe easier.