Smiling Through Chaos is a full-service event planning business, specializing in weddings and other major lifetime events. It is the one company to call for your event because we provide everything you need to look and feel your best for that special event you are hosting, while managing all of the details, from vendor management to color and theme selection, to diet, exercise and relaxation techniques, and everything in between. We want you to be thrilled with the results, so we will keep you informed and involved as much or as little as you choose. The Founder, Amanda Hudes, is involved in every phase, so you can count on a fantastic production. Amanda only works with the most qualified service providers to best suit your vision and budget.


  • Seamless Event Planning, with years of experience in Wedding Planning, as well as Personal and Corporate events
  • Health Counseling, certified through the Integrative School for Nutrition (IIN), affiliated with Columbia University
  • Yoga, 200-hour certified through YogaFit 
  • Group Fitness and Sports Conditioning, certified through ACE Fitness 
  • Fashion Styling and Color Coordination, Bachelor's of Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC
  • Reiki, certified 
  • Barre, certified

Amanda is known for her style, attention to detail throughout every phase in event planning, and the ability to help women lose weight quickly in a healthy way. Nothing thrills her more than knowing her clients are happy and living the life they always imagined. Amanda LOVES planning and managing every aspect that goes into making the event smooth and stress-free. 

While some may take a list and check off each task as it is completed, Amanda thinks about each piece to the puzzle to ensure it isn't just checked off but that there are no missing pieces. "What would make this even BETTER? What would bring a smile to my client's face?" Treating your event like she would her own, she puts her all into each project and works to get you the best rates and best service. She wants your guests to feel comfortable and truly enjoy their time at your event, and she goes out of her way to create that warm feeling. THAT is the difference in hiring Amanda as your event planner.

"...Of course, she is not only extremely efficient, capable, and on top of everything, she is also full of sunshine, which to me, is how it should feel working on weddings! Amanda makes doing this job fun, which is truly why I love working with her so much!"

Erin Hill, harpist