The Exotic Wedding Planning Conference – Barcelona

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Education is what we do here at the International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning. We train wedding planners, stylists and designers around the world teaching them how to hone their craft and launch a business or get a job in the special events industry. However, what they learn doesn’t stop once they complete their course. As anyone with a successful career will tell you education is a continual thing. You never stop learning.

It is wonderful to see how many educational opportunities are now popping up around Europe for those in the wedding industry. Traditionally these types of conferences have been hosted in the US with every little on offer elsewhere in the world. So I was very happy to find out about the Exotic Wedding Planning Conference that hosts educational experiences in India, Spain and Dubai, and it is my great pleasure to have been invited as one of the speakers at the forthcoming event in Barcelona.

I am in great company including some fellow Brits, including Bernadette Chapman from the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, and Matthew Oliver a luxury wedding planner. Not only will I be speaking at the event I will also be filming a series of business interviews with the other 12 speakers that will be shared on our YouTube Channel at the end of November. These interviews will give you a unique look into the lives and businesses of these top wedding professionals, as they share their tips, knowledge and experience to help you learn and grow your business.

If you aren’t doing so already make sure you’re following us on Instagram as I will be reporting live from the event to keep you updated.



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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.