About the Hosts
Julie Blakey and her team at Refined Romance Events are the beauty and brains behind Thursday Therapy Dallas!
We are excited to meet, mingle and share with Dallas! Julie’s first networking event she ever attended was Thursday Therapy Dallas in 2013 and she’s excited to introduce new and seasoned vendors to Thursday Therapy. She brings new life back to the table by re-introducing monthly events – the first Thursday of every month, and loves seeing the established vendors in our community show up to see old friends and make some new connections along the way as well.
Julie is the co-owner of Refined Romance Events and previously owned and was the Principal Planner of few: forever events and weddings. In 2017 Julie partnered up with the dynamite planner Melanie Ewing of Melanie and Co. Weddings and together they lead and build Refined Romance Events. Both ladies love all things weddings and love being a part of the thriving Dallas industry.
If you are new to Thursday Therapy, please be sure to find either Julie or one of their team when you arrive at Thursday Therapy so they can be sure to introduce you to everyone!
What is Thursday Therapy?
A fun gathering for wedding pros to meet, mingle, share.
In 2007, Michelle Loretta wanted wedding pros to meet in a fun casual way without any strings attached. She began gathering Seattle wedding pros monthly for “Tuesday Toast” with the intention to toast to the industry.
In 2009, Kelly Simants took the idea to Dallas and ran with it. Here, she turned the concept into “Thursday Therapy” where it gained a life of its own. Monthly, wedding pros gather to collaborate and share in a fun, laid-back and approachable environment. There are no membership fees, you can drop in for 20 minutes if that’s all the time you can spare, and you’ll meet some really cool people in a welcoming environment.
In October 2016, Thursday Therapy Dallas gained a new owner Julie Blakey of Refined Romance Events. Together with her team they bring new energy and ideas to the events!
Thursday Therapy is where business happens!
We promote a culture of camaraderie, collaboration, and cohesion within the wedding industry. It is through our relationships with one another that the wedding industry will become stronger and our businesses will be more successful. We welcome all people in the business of weddings to join our fun and festive mixers. Thursday Therapy is a place for us to meet, mingle, and share.