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. 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 reach that goal feeling peace and pure happiness.
And I live my life that way as well, authentically and with effort to become the best version of myself. 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!
When it comes to health and wellness, I personally choose organic, real food whenever possible, and 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. I am the type who loves doing yoga to hip hop music. I'm a water and fire sign mixed together (cusp), so I am the true combination of creative dreamer with hard working strong woman who stands up for others.
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.
EXPERTISE YOU CAN COUNT ON:
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
Relaxation: Yoga, 200-hour certified through YogaFit, Reiki certified
Exercise: 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.
"...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
"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