About the Hosts
Our “Blissful” journey began in mid 2007 when, only a few short months after we started dating, we decided to start a business. With some quick yet careful planning, many late nights, tons of scribbles on cocktail napkins and a solid business plan in hand, Bliss Bridal Salon opened its doors for business on January 26, 2008. After our first year of being in business together it became obvious that we were a good team and as close to soul mates as two people could be, so in April 2009, we were married. In 2012 we moved the bridal store from West 7th Street to a much larger space on Camp Bowie Blvd then in 2013 we opened our prom and social occasion store next to the bridal salon.
We both work full-time at our businesses so while it is our livelihood, this business and this industry are also our passion. We realized very early on the power of networking and getting to know other professionals in the industry. Not only is it one of the best things you can do to promote and grow your business, it can also be fun and rewarding through the personal relationships you acquire along the way. As such, we have always worked hard to project and establish a sense of community, friendship and professionalism with and among our peers. Thursday Therapy is the perfect opportunity to continue that work and we are honored and excited to be hosting the Fort Worth (Funky town for you locals) edition of Thursday Therapy!
We’re looking forward to meeting you!
JT & Wendy
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.