About the Hosts
Kourtney James, a native Houstonian, knew Texas was home to some of the most gorgeous weddings in the country, but had trouble finding online resources that showcased the state’s great talent when planning her own wedding. She decided she did not want other Texas brides to struggle as she did. Thus, after a year-long internship with one of the state’s premier event planning businesses, this Harvard and Stanford graduate launched 7 Centerpieces to create a wedding style showcase for the discerning Texas bride.
7 Centerpieces features the most stunning and unique Texas wedding events, provides features and advice from the state’s top vendors, and serves as the go-to resource for brides searching for creative ideas and gorgeous fashion for their Texas nuptials. It is 7 Centerpieces’ mission to inspire Texas wedding planning from the Pan Handle to the Valley.
When not blogging about beautiful Texas weddings, Kourtney spends her free time traveling to new places, bargain shopping, and renovating and decorating her home.
Carendylyn L. Watson
With over ten years of event planning experience, Carendylyn L. Watson prides herself on tailoring her event planning & event management services to fit her clients’ needs while exercising professionalism, tact, and creativity to birth unforgettable memories. Without taking a major leap of faith by resigning from her corporate job in 2015, LeTez Events, LLC would still be a dream and not a reality.
Partnered with her engaging personality, practical approach, proven leadership qualities, and the commitment to serve with grace under pressure, Carendylyn provides you the assurance that your event will be executed at the highest level of satisfaction.
Carendylyn is certified as an International Event and Wedding Planning Professional™ (IEWP®) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from her beloved alma mater, Spelman College.
Carendylyn’s favorite pastimes include hosting family gatherings with her husband and two toddlers, reading, watching 1940s films, and shopping for bargains.
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.