A Wedding Planning Styling & Design Student Success Story

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One of my favourite things to do each month is catch up with a student or graduate for our Student of the Month feature.  This month we are meeting a Ushvinie, who is now a Graduate.  I had the pleasure of tutoring Ushvinie whilst she completed our Wedding Planning Styling and Design course, with the Australian Academy of Wedding & Event Planning campus.
Since Graduating, Ushvinie has launched her business Emerald Events by Ush.  Of finding her passion and launching her business Ushvinie said:

“My life feels so complete now, it’s such a nice feeling being able to really live and breathe a passion…”

If you have been thinking of studying with us to launch a business I encourage you to take 5 minutes out of your day to read my interview with Ushvinie.  Ushvinie still works full-time in her Corporate job and has some great tips for how to follow your passion, regardless of what other commitments you have in your life.  She is an excellent example of what can be achieved if you have passion and a hard work ethic and we are so proud to be able to share some of her story with you this month.
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To read Ushvinie’s story, go to Australian Academy of Wedding and Event Planning Student of the Month.
To start your own story of success, contact Zoe for the UK and Europe, Nicole for the US and Caribbean, Bonita for the United Arab Emirates and myself for Australia, New Zealand and all other countries.

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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.