Love Weddings & Events, Planning & Design? We have the Course for you

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About two years ago in a video, I used the phrase, ‘the Grand-Daddy’ when speaking about our Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning and Design course and it stuck.  I have since had this phrase repeated to me many times by people around the world when discussing this ‘super’ course.

So why Grand-Daddy?

What I had in mind when I said this was the fact that this course really does cover everything we teach; all the knowledge and experience of our other courses wrapped up in one – just like Grandpa’s wisdom.  But having said that, this course isn’t for everyone.  If your passion is just weddings and social celebrations, you should consider our Diploma in Wedding Planning Styling & Design. But if you want to broaden the types of events you can work on to include not just weddings, but also, meetings, conferences product launches, fashion shows, charity events, festivals, pop up events and more, along with offering both planning and design services, you need this course. This course will even teach you how to launch your own wedding and event business and gain an understanding of marketing in the event industry (great for you whether you are launching a business, or want to work  in someone else’s).
Watch the below video to learn more about this exciting Advanced level course, which is suitable for you even if you have no experience of the industry or other qualifications.

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To speak to a Course Specialist about whether this is the course for you, contact Zoe, for the UK and Europe, Nicole for the US and Caribbean and Christine for New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Australia and all other regions, or visit the ‘Courses’ page via the campus closest to you and select, Advanced Diploma in Special Event Planning & Design.


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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.