The Entertainment Expert
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 event 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 McConaughey, 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, now titled “David Tutera: Unveiled” will premiere on September 7, 2013 on WE tv. New this season, viewers get an up close and in-depth look into David’s world like never before as he juggles demanding brides, dueling in-laws and sulky teenagers as they hurtle towards the big day. Watch as David plans several outrageous weddings, ranging from a Twilight movie-inspired experience and a glittering Broadway affair to a Rockin’ Runway spectacular; and stunning events, like a Super 17 hip hop bash for Jazz Anderson, daughter of Tami Roman (“Basketball Wives”), with rapper Da Brat as the special guest and an immaculate reception for reality star Shayne Lamas (“The Bachelor”) and her husband, celebrity blogger Nik Ritchie.
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 teamed up with Darice to create Down the Aisle in Style™, an incredibly popular line of wedding accessories and embellishments for the stylish bride that is currently available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores nationwide and online at Joann.com. 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.
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 are available at more than 325 authorized retailers internationally and retail from $750 – $1,575. The 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. http://www.davidtuteraformoncheri.com
David’s signature fashion jewelry collection, ‘Embellish by David Tutera’ is available online and in select bridal boutiques. Embellish by David Tutera features a full range of fashion jewelry with a strong emphasis on color and stylized details that make the jewelry feel personal and special. Comprised of over 100 individual styles and offered in an impressive array of colors and lengths, the collection ranges from $15 – $350 and is available at http://www.DavidTuteraEmbellish.com
Knowing that ever bride deserves a dream wedding, David has partnered with the Professional Education Institute to launch David Tutera Wedding Planners, a new wedding planning innovation. This mobile app and 24/7 tool shares David Tutera’s inspiration and guidance to help you plan, budget, organize and design the wedding of your dreams. https://www.davidtuteraweddingplanners.com
Also available is the David Tutera Social Occasion Collection of fabrics for home sewers. The eight colors, hand-picked by David, consist of bright tones and soft hues that are perfect for bridesmaid, prom or party and are available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores. These affordable, quality fabrications include Stretch Taffeta, Crinkle Chiffon, Matte Charmeuse, Crinkle Metallic Satin and Chiffon Ribbon Rose.
Most recently, David has collaborated with Antebi Footwear to create the David Tutera Shoe Collection. David’s goal was to design a stylish, elegant and affordable collection of bridal shoes that gives every bride the opportunity to feel like the belle of the ball, with the perfect pair of shoes for her special day. From flats to stilettos, this collection has something for each bride. The shoes are made from high-quality materials and finishes, along with unique details and lots of sparkle. With a price range of $95-$195, these stunning shoes are affordable for brides on a budget and is available on zappos.com, shoes.com, myglassslipper.com and in select Nordstrom and Von Maur stores.
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.