Learn how to Design a Tablescape

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Stacey in Studio

Every 3 months the Academy team head into the studio to film new course material. One of the things we are passionate about is ensuring that everything we produce for our courses is current, reflecting the latest trends and showcasing the practical side of the events industry.

We always use a different set up, theme and style for each shoot and part of the fun is turning a blank studio canvas into a wedding and event classroom. I love going into the studio as each experience is different and I get to work with some amazingly talented people who help me to pull each look together and collaborate with me on the content.

As you can see from the image above we also take our students on set to give them a different sort of work experience. We run to a very tight deadline in a small space and have to create several different looks using limited resources, so to say it is a challenge would be an understatement.

For this studio session we wanted to try something different and give our readers a behind the scenes look at what happens in the studio by shooting one of our lessons live on Facebook. The lesson in question was part of a series of videos we were producing on tablescaping and was led by the talented event designer, Pamella Dunn of Pamella Dunn Events. Our student, Stacey Probyn, assisted Pamella as she demonstrated the basics of tablescape design.

We hope you enjoy our pop-up classroom and don’t forget we offer courses through our E Learning courses in the following countries and regions:


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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.