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We are excited to announce the impending launch of The Wedding Business Magazine, a global digital magazine for wedding professionals produced by the Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, the leading international education company for wedding planners, stylists and designers. (Read more about how you can be published in the very first edition of the magazine).

Here at the Academy of Wedding and Event Planning we are always looking for ways to help our industry to thrive and be successful in business. With campuses in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, US, Dubai and the Caribbean, we are well placed to do this. The wedding industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with an easy entry route due to very little regulation and a low initial capital investment. This means it is also a very competitive marketplace, so staying inspired, motivated and educated is essential.

In 2016 the Academy will be focusing not only on what it does best, training new and novice wedding planners and designers, but also on continued education for those looking to take their business to the next level in all areas of the wedding industry. The Wedding Business Magazine is a free, bi-monthly publication that will cover the following key areas in each issue; marketing, business, career, sales, SEO and expert interviews.

Our Contributors are all experts in their field and will be providing invaluable insight and advice in their columns. Each issue will have a focus and loose theme that will influence some of the feature articles. Our launch issue will be looking at trends and how to use them both within business and the design of events.

Our Q&A section is a chance for you to get your questions answered by our team of experts and you can submit questions on any of our Academy Facebook Pages (UK, Australia, New Zealand, US, Dubai and Caribbean). The Showcase offers you the opportunity to submit your work for feature and the ‘In Her Shoes’ section will inspire you to make things happen in your business. Add to this the tips scattered throughout the magazine and information about workshops, events and conferences happening around the world the value speaks for itself.

To celebrate the launch of our first issue, publishing on January 26th 2016, we are giving away an E Book called Building a Successful Wedding Brand, but hurry as this is a limited offer. All you need to do is register to subscribe to the Wedding Business Magazine and you will receive your E Book just before the launch.

We are also busy working away on the International Wedding Trend Report 2016, which has become the industry standard for wedding professionals to use as their trend bible with their clients in the forthcoming season. The report will be released on January 11th 2016 and you can read about this in our Behind the Scenes of the International Wedding Trend Report blog post and also register to receive your copy as soon as it is released.

Stay tuned for more details on the contributors and other exciting features of the magazine, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about this brand new Academy initiative. Our aim in this industry is to inspire and educate and help others to learn and connect.


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David Tutera

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. David Tutera has a 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, Star Jones’ wedding, Real Housewife Taylor Armstrong’s wedding, Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul’s wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding, Shannen Doherty’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Brandy and Ray J, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Reagan, Prince Charles, The White House, private events for the Vice President, 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 Make-A-Wish Foundation. David has made guest appearances on Today, Extra!, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, Steve Harvey, Wendy Williams and many more. In addition People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Bridal Guide and Town & Country have all featured his work.

Tutera has also made special television appearances in the popular daytime soap, The Young & the Restless and TV Land’s The Exes. David lives in Los Angeles with his husband Joey, daughter Cielo and their rescue dog Lucy.