About the Hosts
Courtney Shorter – Owner & Creative Director
So you want to host an event, but not sure how to execute flawlessly or in a way that completely represents your personal or professional brand. You have ideas and know exactly what you want, but struggle to pull together all the resources needed? I’m Courtney, and it is my passion to plan and create memorable events that bring people together. I’ve always loved parties and celebrations. Fascinated by all the details in dressing up, dancing, the music, lights, and glamor.
At Ryan Morgan Events + Design, we create unique experiences through events where your guests leave impressed, empowered, and inspired to celebrate and take action. After seven years of planning and designing professionally, I launched RyanMorgan Events + Design with the intent to create events, plan them flawlessly, and give back to the community I serve. I felt an urge and realized my dreams of planning events full time which brings me to you and your celebrations of life, family, and careers. I’m here to serve you and help you celebrate your life to the fullest.
My company, named after my daughters, Ryan and Morgan, is built on a bedrock of love, a passion for what’s possible and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good. It’s my pleasure to deliver exceptional service and a memorable experience! Much like a stylist helps her clients find the best garments to showcase the greatest versions of who they are; I help my clients throw the best party to exhibit the very best of what they have to offer.
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.
Michelle and Kelly are Co-Owners of Sage Wedding Pros, a consultancy dedicated to educating small business owners. The company’s mission is to create sustainable business in the wedding and events industries. Thursday Therapy is a branch of Sage Wedding Pros.
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.