Romancing the Luxury Bride

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One of the things we enjoy about what we do is the chance to chat to other wedding professionals and listen to their experiences. As part of Academy LIVE we host a the Business of Weddings Podcast where we get up close and personal with the movers and shakers for the wedding industry. In this episode I was lucky enough to spend a great half hour with Wendy Dahl of Chic Productions. Wendy has worked with couples from around the globe to create unique celebratory experiences that fit each couple perfectly. She has successfully turned the wedding visions of her clients into realities at some of the most exquisite venues in Southern California.

On top of this Wendy is also a Speaker, Business Coach & Marketing Strategist and has influenced hundreds of individuals through her teaching, coaching, speaking and masterminding programs to create a clear path to profitability and build sound businesses that can withstand any economy.

The subject of our interview was luxury brides and this is one of Wendy’s fortes. She shared some fantastic information with us which will really help anyone looking to work in the luxury market.

Podcast Deliverables:

  • Understand the different types of luxury bride
  • How to create an experience for a luxury bride
  • How to thrive in the luxury market
  • Trends in looks, colour and style

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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.