Student of the Month Stacey Gates

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This month we are excited to introduce you to Stacey Gates who is studying our Diploma in Wedding Planning Styling & Design via our UK Campus.  Stacey was recently chosen to work in the Academy TV studio, alongside our CEO Kylie Carlson and Pamella Dunn of Pamella Dunn Events.  There Stacey got to put what she is learning in her wedding course, into action and together with Kylie and Pamella, they have created some exciting course content designed to teach you all you need to know about Tablescape Design.  We shared a video sneak peak of the new lessons in Learn How to Design a Tablescape.
But right now, I invite you to spend some time getting to know Stacey, who had this to say about finding the Academy and enrolling;
“I was sold as soon as I read the course material description, the combination of working towards a Diploma by using both my glitter brain of design & creativity, paired with the theoretical and practical side of the wedding industry.”
And because we are talking trends this month, ahead of the launch of the International Wedding Trend Report, I asked Stacey to give us her wedding trend predictions for 2017;
“I adore the upcoming and increasingly popular neutral & mixed metallics trend, this totally is my dreamy style; lots of candles and pale tone florals, mixed with sumptuous greenery, mixed copper and rose gold metallic. Perfection!”
Read my full interview here and if you would like to follow Stacey and enrol in a course with the Academy, simply select the campus nearest you from the list and contact us to find out more. To be inspired by Stacey, connect with her on Instagram
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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.

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