Our Staff


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Morgan Holmes, Owner

After completing her Bachelors degree in Communications and Public Relations from the Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2005 and exploring Los Angeles, CA for over a year, Morgan Holmes found herself back in Chattanooga ready to start a new chapter.  Always being interested in events and logistical planning, Morgan found the local company, Soirées.   She soon fell in love with her job and was later given the opportunity to make it her career.  She purchased the business in 2008 and has been successfully planning weddings and events ever since.  When she’s not planning parties for others, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, traveling and planning parties of her own!  


Cureton Gannon, Lead Event Coordinator

Cureton is a born-and-raised Chattanooga girl.  Cureton graduated from the Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2013  with a Bachelors in Public Relations. After graduating, Cureton accepted a full-time position from her internship at a small public relations agency, Mary Beth West Communications, LLC. After working at this firm for a year, Cureton decided to explore an alternative opportunity at a larger agency in Charlotte, NC. However, recently Cureton decided to move back to the Scenic City and put her  skills to the test and put her passions to work when she accepted her internship at Soirees. At each job, Cureton has always felt that the event planning was where she felt most comfortable and great excelled. She has planned numerous events, from intimate gatherings and fundraisers for non-profits to million dollar activation events for clients. At the start of the new year, Cureton became part of the team and she couldn’t be more excited. When Cureton is not planning her next event, she loves anything from painting to hiking and some in between activities, such as cooking and kayaking.


Christina Totty, Assistant Event Coordinator

Christina was born and raised in Jackson, TN. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She joined a sorority while attending UTC and was a member for four years. Christina did not realized how much she enjoyed event planning until she graduated and started her internship with Soirees in 2014. Her passion for event planning bloomed and has only grown since she started. Christina loves anything that involves shopping and weddings.

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Casey Reese, Day-of Event Staff