February’s WedPin Winner

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This could be the favourite part of the month for me!  This is the time of the month when I get to announce the winner of #WedPin.  If you are not familiar with #WedPin visit the blog to find out more about how to join our Pinterest challenge each month. The theme for WedPin this month was ‘Swept Away’ and I have been really inspired by the entries we received.  Everyone has taken on the challenge of developing a creative concept with our theme in mind and it was quite hard to pick a winner.  I know I always say that, but the standard gets higher and higher with each month. As always join us on Facebook as we share links to all of the boards (simply select the campus closest to you to find a link to the Facebook page. Students can join us in the AcademyLive Facebook group to see the entries).

Now onto our winner.

A big Wedding Academy Live conratulations goes to, Monica Naclerio from Italy.  Monica is studying our Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design, via our UK Campus.  This is Monica’s first time participating in WedPin and she blew me away with her creative concept and stunning inspiration board.  You can view Monica’s Pinterest board here and below is her concept for a ‘Swept Away’ wedding.  We will be back next week with a new theme for our March edition of WedPin. Chagall Inspiration Board “Newlyweds on the Eiffel Tower” by Marc Chagall is a very impactful painting, where the two lovers seem to be swept away – literally – by a wind of love. The palette consists of three fresh and spring tonalities: a bright yellow, a pastel blue and a vivid red, used sparingly. Everything has the flavour of France, as imposed by the presence, in the artwork, of the famous French monument.  Delicate, romantic, carefree, youth.

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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.