Candace

Firm believer in dressing on theme, 90s rom-coms, and southern phrases.  

Always prepared to jump in and get messy - never without a smile or heels. 
 

Swan diving into the event industry in 2013, she quickly fell in love with the hustle and bustle. Working in roles such as venue coordinator, bridal stylist, and catering manager - she discovered that being a part of special days for special people was her calling and she's been answering it ever since.   

 

Smooth as Butter was created as her fun answer to the often "stiff" side of the wedding world. Celebrating and advocating for the good time havers who just want a little guidance in the planning process. 

 

Areas of Expertise // Problem Solving - Day-of Coordinating - Planning - Video Editing - Officiating - Bridesmaiding - Catching More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar

Favorites // Movie Theaters - Dance Floors - Cocktail Hour - Dipping Sauces

Lead Planner / Coordinator / Officiant / Video Editor


 

Candace

Firm believer in dressing on theme, 90s rom-coms, and southern hospitality.  

Always prepared to jump in and get things done - never without a smile or heels. 
 

Swan diving into the event industry in 2013, she quickly fell in love with the hustle and bustle. Working in roles such as venue coordinator, bridal stylist, and catering manager - she discovered that being a part of special days for special people was her calling and she's been answering it ever since.   

 

Smooth as Butter was created as her fun solution to the often "stiff" side of the wedding world. Celebrating and advocating for the good time havers who just want a little guidance in the planning process. 

Motto |  "There is always magic to be found in good manners and champagne!"

 

Areas of Expertise |  Problem Solving - Planning 5 Steps Ahead - Smiling Big - Bridesmaiding - Catching More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar

Favorites |  Movie Theaters - Dance Floors - Cocktail Hour - Dipping Sauces - Quality Time

Owner | Planner | Coordinator | Officiant | Video Editor 


 

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ELLEN

Avid supporter of shindigs, sauvignon blanc, and sassy memes.

 

She immersed herself in the restaurant culture early on and quickly realized hosting special events was her true passion!  Working in all capacities of private dining until eventually breaking out on her own - her experience lends itself to come, see and conquer every party plan in her path. 

 

With a keen eye for design and an attitude of pure hustle, she is a force to be reckoned with (think Olivia Pope but at a wedding). Once added to your roster of vendors, you will sleep a nyquil-like sleep knowing that she has your back. 

 

It became evident, after meeting Candace, that they share an enthusiasm for inclusivity and creativity in the wedding industry. Screwing the norms and uplifting the love. Not surprisingly, they also became fast friends. She joined Smooth as Butter in the Summer of '19 and the rest is history.

 

Motto |  "Life is the best party I've ever been invited to attend."  

 

Areas of Expertise |  Planning - Decor Design - Coordinating - Bargain Shopping - Getting Things Done

 

Favorites |   Puppies - High Heels - Anything in Burrito Form - Power Anthems - Organization

Planner | Coordinator | Event Designer


 

Kate

Very confident that most problems can be solved with flowers, dry shampoo and a good laugh. 

 

For 8 years, Kate's hospitality career blossomed at Noni’s on Edgewood Avenue - where she perfected the craft of helping customers live their best lives in a fun and fast paced environment. An avid lover of penmanship, she began her side hustle of hand lettering and calligraphy at Little Vine Letter which was her beautiful connection into the world of weddings.

 

Having planned her own wedding to a T and after being a bridesmaid in 10+ weddings, she’s basically the real life version of 27 dresses! Working with Candace and Smooth as Butter Weddings has elevated her skills in coordination and her passion in helping couples have the smoothest day ever!

Motto | "Remember George: No man is a failure who has friends."

 

Areas of Expertise | Detailed Organization - Day-of Coordinating - Cursive - Kindness

 

Favorites | Dogs - Tortoiseshell - Wine - Color Coordination - Sarcasm - Jimmy Stewart Movies

Coordinator | Hand Lettering Artist


 

Patrick

Fan of a cheeky pint and Aston Villa. Other half to Butter's owner, Candace. Studio Producer by week and Wedding Videographer by weekend. 

 

He also finds time to be our handy helper during weddings where he is not behind the camera - as well as supporting us through each event. Commonly referred to by the boss as "the glue".    

 

Hailing from England, he has enjoyed his time in Atlanta, Savannah, and New York exploring his passion for videography. By working with a wide range of video needs from Barney's New York to Paula Dean he has shaped his talent into a career of filming wonderful varieties of people and their stories. 

 

Capturing the highlights from a wedding in a candid and creative way is one of his favorite expressions and weekend projects. Working alongside his wife in the process isn't too bad itself ;)

Motto |  "You write your own narrative."   

 

Areas of Expertise | Videography - Audio Coverage - Logisitics - Being The Muscle - Cheers-ing

 

Favorites | Shepard's Pie - Bill Murray - Being a Dad - FiFa - Atlanta United - A Fresh Brew

Videographer | Drone Operator