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"Working with Amanda was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding (October 2016). We hired Amanda as our wedding coordinator and our biggest regret was not hiring her earlier! She not only helped manage our vendors leading up to the big day (and some of our vendors weren't the easiest to deal with!) she helped ensure we would have everything that we needed day of - including things that we didn't even realize we needed. Leading up to our wedding Amanda made sure we got everything done that we needed to, all while making sure we weren't too stressed out. On the day of our wedding, Amanda coordinated the entire day, made sure everyone (bridal party and vendors) were where they needed to be and had everything they needed, and ensured that the venue was setup perfectly! Additionally, Amanda worked with us prior to the wedding to make sure that we looked our best.

The reason we chose to work with Amanda was how excited and invested she was in our wedding from our first phone call. Without Amanda and her passion for planning the perfect day, we’re positive our day would not have been as amazing as it was. We will definitely use Smiling Through Chaos for future events, and we highly recommend Amanda for wedding planning and coordination!" 


"Weddings are stressful but with our wedding planner we didn't feel the stress! She took charge, contacting all of our vendors and handling all of the difficult issues that came up. She dealt with the problematic vendors, coordinated all of the many timelines and checked that every detail was taken care of. This way, the day of the wedding I could relax and enjoy myself and she would be handling everything and everyone else. She was absolutely fantastic!!"



"Amanda provides customized, sensitive advice on a wide range of important lifestyle and spiritual topics that go far beyond what any so-called 'nutritionist' could be reasonably be expected to deliver on a consulting basis. What's more, she has a delightful personality that makes you look forward to meetings, gets you excited about her program, and encourages you to stick with it until you get the promised results, and then some. I recommend her without qualification."

Tom Bisky, Editorial Consultant, Prose & Content,  Inc.

"Smiling Through Chaos was recommended to us by a family friend, who used Amanda (the proprietor) for their son's wedding. From the start, Amanda was in constant communication with me and my mother, and always made herself available to speak if we  had any questions. In the days leading up to the wedding, she contacted each vendor, and produced a detailed timeline for the big day. On the day of the wedding, Amanda could not have been more valuable. She made sure that everything went off smoothly and was there to take care of all the little details. Amanda listened to all our concerns and gave her input without being pushy. Amanda ensured that my wedding day went smoothly and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to make it as stress-free as possible!"


"I have had the pleasure of working with Amanda several times over the last few years for various events, both large and small scale. Each time I hire her to plan an event for me, she far surpasses my expectations. She has made my personal events very meaningful by thoughtfully planning them every step of the way. She has a keen eye for detail and manages every aspect so that I am able to enjoy the process as well as being able to relax on the actual event day. Knowing that I have someone whom I trust to take care of all the nuances of planning, is invaluable. I don't have to worry about a thing, Amanda is there to make sure that everything goes seamlessly.

Amanda has also really come through for me for my corporate events as well. She has a way of turning potentially extremely stressful situations into something very pleasant and manageable. She has artfully orchestrated the creation of several beautiful, successful productions for me and I am very grateful for her seamless organization. Her ability to unobtrusively arrange these productions is a rare art form. I am so thankful to have Amanda, she is truly a gift!"

lauren y.


"I had most of my planning set in place already by the time Amanda came into the picture. My mom wanted to gift to me someone to help me the day of my wedding in order to leave me as stress free and worry free as possible. Amanda did just that. From the moment I spoke with her I knew she would be such a great person to include. Amanda reached out to all of my vendors to make sure all loose ends were tied, she helped with items I personally would have forgotten about and she was super helpful in my day of schedule ( something I would have left until probably the morning of!!) Amanda helped to make sure my venue was set up to be what I expected and she helped me to look best my day of. She was constantly there making sure I was happy and worry free. I highly recommend Amanda and look forward to working with her in the future! Thank you Amanda!"


Photo: Day for Night Productions

Photo: Day for Night Productions

"Dear Amanda,
The past 6 months working with you have changed my life.  When we first started talking I was a complete mess; both mentally and physically.  After each session you would help build my self-esteem and confidence while also helping me resolve some personal issues with my father.  By our last month I was in a much better place.  

My father and I both speak a few times a week and have great conversations, I am much more comfortable with myself and my body, and I don't feel the need to criticize any part of me anymore.  I also eat much healthier but don't lose out on great flavor or on indulging myself from time to time. 

The way you approached my situation was so pleasing.  You were attentive and kind but also stern without being harsh.  I always felt beautiful when you and I would speak.  

I also really enjoyed our Shopping Day!  I had fun listening to you talk about what the new fashions were and what would look great on me.  And the clothes I bought are very flattering.  My husband loves the bathing suit! 

In closing, I want to thank you so very much for all of your advice and positiveness!  You are truly an inspiration to me!"

Due to the confidential nature of the services provided, the client names will never be provided without the client's agreement.


"...I enjoyed so many of the various options she provided for me - her knowledge about food and what was right for me was unbelievable.  But in addition to all of this, we also tapped in to things that were happening in my personal life and she helped me with that as well.  I did not set out to get help with relationships or my daily happiness, but the sessions allowed for that to be incorporated in.  

Amanda has such a positive attitude and approach which you can't help but start to take on as she coaches you in her sessions.  

And lastly, she is so responsible and so thorough that I was highly impressed!  We had phone sessions and she always called exactly on time and her e-mail follow ups were so helpful and detailed.  I always knew she was really paying attention, really cared, and tailored my sessions just for me - there is not an overall protocal she applies to everyone - she really treats each client individually and for their specific needs. 

Overall, I look better physically, I feel better physically, and although I'm still working on the rest of the personal aspects, her advice and personal touch has really stuck with me and I continue to hear her words of wisdom each day.  Even after our sessions have ended, Amanda sent me an article which absolutely applied to me - she really does care and wants to help.  Bringing that passion to her work has helped her to be a real success!"



"We had the great pleasure to enjoy a beautiful wedding that Amanda created. From the sweet ceremony highlighting the couple's personal essence, to the thoughtful touches she wove throughout their entire special day, it was just perfect. Amanda cleverly tailored the details of the day's sequence of events to coincide perfectly with their unique personalities and preferences. This event was efficiently streamlined and meticulously orchestrated. There was so much joy, fun and celebration, it made for a truly memorable day!"


"Working with Amanda, who I informally dubbed “Superwoman,” was always an amazing learning experience. Her attention to detail, efficiency in organization and creativity are inspiring. I don't think Amanda knows the word "can't," as she does what it takes to get the job done and ends up exceeding all expectations.

While developing our company holiday party, she created a welcoming environment, building on people's strengths, which I believe is the epitome of leadership. Her ability to think out of the box while anticipating every need ensured that guests had a blast.

Amanda's work ethic is something I aspire to and anyone lucky enough to benefit from her services will also gain an invaluable resource and friend."



"...As a full time working mom I have so little time for me and it has been so nice having someone there to support me as I try to focus on me again. "


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