a note from the founder, amanda

Life gets busy...I know! And it can get stressful. Smiling Through Chaos was created to help alleviate some of that stress by placing the focus on relationships and celebrations.


I offer an extremely detail-oriented eye, expertise, dedication, a strong work ethic, honesty, and strong management skills.  I treat every single event as if it were my own, working to get you the best rates and service, making sure your guests feel comfortable and truly enjoy their time at  your event, and working with the most qualified service providers to best suit your vision and budget. It doesn't have to be stressful; it can be fun and exciting! I will create a customized team of professionals specifically for you according to personality, design, and service, and nothing is better than having a fantastic team behind you. Becoming an award-winning Event Planning business is wonderful, but seeing clients smile as if they’ve never been happier is the most rewarding type of award I could ever receive.

Whether planning your event and helping you look and feel your best for that special day or just becoming a healthier, better version of yourself, my goal is to get you through every challenge with a smile and to exceed your expectations.

Most would say they can tell right away that I am passionate about what I do. I am someone who focuses on the positive, often with a smile on my face, while remaining focused and diligent in my work. With a fashion and management background, creating color schemes and “stories” for a client excites me. When it comes to health and wellness, I make it a point to create a lifestyle change for my clients and throw the "diet" word in the garbage (buh-bye!). I'm a momma, wife, friend and professional, so living a healthy lifestyle provides me with the energy I need, and I thoroughly enjoy seeing my clients succeed.

Nothing thrills me more than knowing my clients are happy and living the life they have always imagined. I truly love what I do and can't wait to learn more about YOU. 

...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


  • Weddings

  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

  • Bridal Showers

  • Baby Showers

  • Milestone Birthday Celebrations

  • Social Events


  • Seamless Event Planning, with over 10 years of experience in Wedding Planning, Personal, Corporate Planning

  • Health Counseling, certified through the Integrative School for Nutrition (IIN), affiliated with Columbia University

  • Wellness: Yoga, 200-hour certified through YogaFit, Reiki certified, Group Fitness and Sports Conditioning, both certified through ACE Fitness, Barre certified

  • Fashion Styling and Color Coordination, Bachelor's of Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC

Smiling Through Chaos provides a one-on-one approach with each client, so there's no worrying about the game of "Telephone" with one person saying someone said something and the next person saying they said something else. Attention, detail, creativity, respect, and appreciation are all key words within Smiling Through Chaos, and quality is valued over quantity. Get started today.

Learn more about Amanda and Smiling Through Chaos by listening to this podcast!

Amanda also started an initiative through Facebook to focus on the positive in life. Join the group, "Bringing Nice Back" and share your inspiration too! Join on FB today!

Amanda is one of the best wedding planners we’ve ever worked with! She hired us to provide photo booth services for an event she was coordinating and it was a very spectacular party! She was easy to work with through the planning process and everything went off without a single hitch on the day of the big event. We can’t say enough great things about her and we look forward to working with Amanda again in the future.
- Alex, Royal Experience LLC