Getting to Know David Tutera

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As a leading wedding and 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 Modern Bride magazine as one of the "Top 25 Trendsetters of The Year," David was also awarded “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner” by Life & Style Magazine. David's impressive client list includes Star Jones' wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Vice President Al Gore at the White House, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger, Susan Lucci, and 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.

About to embark on its 5th season, David’s hit primetime show, My Fair Wedding With David Tutera airs on WE tv and brings all-new brides, all-new stories, and even more exciting transformations in 12 brand new hour-long episodes. On the show, David whisks into wedding chaos a mere three weeks before a bride’s most important day of her life and quickly saves the day as he transforms the fate of the party from less than ordinary to beyond extraordinary. My Fair Wedding With David Tutera has established a loyal and enthusiastic fan following that has made it one of WE tv’s highest-rated and most popular shows on 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 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. The David Tutera for Mon Cheri wedding dress collection will provide 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.

David has also debuted the David Tutera Bridal Jewelry Collection at Sears which is available both online and at Sears locations. 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.

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 Oprah, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, and Wendy Williams. In addition, People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Town & Country have all featured his work. David Tutera maintains an office in both New York City and Los Angeles.