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 the power of 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 director, 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. There is always magic to be found in good manners and champagne!

 

Areas of Expertise |  Problem Solving - Anecdotes - Finding Silver Linings - Holding Bridesmaids Bouquets - Catching More Flies With Honey Than Vinegar

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

Owner | Planner | Officiant | Video Editor | Wedding Enthusiast


 

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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. 

 

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

 

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

Planner | Administrator | 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 experience not only in planning weddings but 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!

 

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

 

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

Lead Coordinator | Hand Lettering Artist