Leading Wedding & Entertaining Expert, David Tutera is hailed as an artistic visionary whose ability, uniquely creative talents and outstanding reputation have made him a tremendous success in the lifestyle arena. Tutera has created a name for himself by taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. He continuously exceeds the expected with an unmatched level of inspiration, imagination and innovation to create the latest trends in entertaining.
Tutera’s grandfather, a successful florist, first noticed his grandson’s artistic ability at an early age and encouraged David to pursue his destiny. At age 19, with the sound advice of his grandfather and only one client, David opened his own events planning business. Today, David Tutera presides over an award winning company built from experience, dedication and Tutera’s natural talent for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision.
Honored by Life & Style Magazine as “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner,” David’s impressive client list includes Jewel, Shannen Doherty’s wedding, Star Jones’ wedding, New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Mc Conaughey, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Vice President Gore at the White House, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites. Tutera has also designed events for several charities including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids) and the Nature Conservancy. In addition, David is also a professional speaker hired to lecture on the topics of weddings, lifestyle, design and more.
The newest season of David’s hit primetime show, “My Fair Wedding: Unveiled” will premiere on September 8, 2012 on WE tv. New this season, viewers will get an up close and in-depth look into David’s world like never before. Viewerss will experience the magic along with the emergencies, mistakes and last-minute scrambling that occur when David Tutera and his team plans extreme, lavish and luxurious weddings in only a few short weeks. “My Fair Wedding” has established a loyal and enthusiastic fan following that has made it one of WE tv’s highest-rated and most popular shows on the air.
In stores now are David’s seven books My Fair Wedding (Gallery Books), The Big White Book Of Weddings: The How-To Guide For The Savvy, Stylish Bride (St. Martins Press), Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Disney Publishing), Big Birthdays(Bulfinch Press), The Party Planner (Bulfinch Press), America Entertains: A Year of Imaginative Parties (Stewart, Tabori and Chang) and A Passion for Parties:Your Guide to Elegant Entertaining (Simon & Schuster).
David has debuted the David Tutera Bridal Jewelry Collection at Sears stores nationwide and online at www.Sears.com/DavidTuteraJewelry. The aspirational line of engagement rings and wedding bands, designed within four distinct collections- Eternal, Heirloom, Radiance and Legacy, offers brides-to-be the perfect expression of a deeply personal and lifelong relationship.
David Tutera has partnered with Mon Cheri to launch the “David Tutera for Mon Cheri” wedding dress collection. “David Tutera for Mon Cheri” bridal gowns will be available at authorized retailers internationally and retail from $750 – $1,575. “David Tutera for Mon Cheri” wedding dress collection provides today’s stylish brides an assortment of fashionable designs to choose from ranging from traditional ball gowns to modern dresses, couture fashions to more informal designs. With high quality fabrics, hand-beaded Swarovski crystals and an impeccable fit, “David Tutera for Mon Cheri” provides the perfect dress for every body type at an affordable price point.
In addition, David has teamed up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to create Down the Aisle in Style™, a new line of wedding accessories and embellishments for the stylish bride. With a touch of imagination and these innovative accessories and embellishments, brides can create lavish wedding attire, décor & favors at a fraction of the cost. The collection is available online at Joann.com and in 248 Jo-Ann locations nationwide.
David has been featured on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk and Wendy Williams. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Town & Country have all featured his work. David Tutera lives in Los Angeles.