The Wedding Business Magazine Issue 2

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Easter has come and gone and we are now on the second issue of the Wedding Business Magazine, a free digital bi-monthly publication for those in the wedding and event industry focusing solely on the business side of the industry.

We have some fantastic articles to share with you and welcome three new contributors to our family in the form of Rhiannon Downie-Hurst of Bride Club Me, Dubai’s original wedding inspiration website, Tina Reading of Ultimate Wedding Magazine, the world’s ONLY fully interactive bridal publication and finally Emma Etheridge of Wedding Biz Bootcamp, a resource to help business owners take their business to the next level.

We get a behind-the-scenes look at the office and working life of Louise Beukes, the founder and editor-in-chief of leading wedding blog B.Loved and founder of Louise Beukes Styling, as she talks about how she stays inspired, runs her business and is now part of the exciting wedding collaboration, Aisle Society.

We were lucky enough to get an in-depth interview with Leatrice Eiseman, colour specialist and an internationally renowned colour guru recognised worldwide, especially as prime consultant to the Pantone Color Institute.

Anneli Marinovich, wedding and lifestyle photographer, gave us some fabulous insights into how she works with planners and designers to make sure the photos created as part of a styled shoot are exactly what the entire team envisaged, and Nova Reid from Nu Bride gave us her top tips on how to plan and produce a successful styled shoot.

Our ‘In Their Shoes’ feature this issue sees us chatting to Igal Sapir of as he talked us through the process of using styled shoots from a business perspective. Finally, our regular columns from Meghan Ely on everything PR, Heidi Thompson on promoting your business and Kathy Dalpra on the finer points of SEO for your website are all ones not to be missed.

You can get your copy right here by subscribing to our mailing list. It’s free and full of lots of gorgeous imagery, as the images used within this issue have been taken from our very own styled shoot we produced in partnership with a fantastic team of vendors based in the UAE. The story behind this shoot was to showcase the training and education provided by our new campus, the Arabian Wedding Academy, due to launch on Friday April 1st, 2016.


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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.