Trendsetter Interview with Kristin Banta

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We are getting closer and closer now to the pre-launch of the International Wedding Trend Report 2017 and this week we have two Wedding Trendsetter Interviews to share with you. The first is with Kristin Banta, award winning event designer. Kristin served as the weekly wedding expert for Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family, ” as well as host of Style Network’s “Keep the Party Moving.” In 2012, she had her own Bravo special, “The Ringleader,” which showcased her signature out-of-the-box style, revolutionizing the way couples look at their special day. Additionally, Kristin has appeared on Good Day LA, KTLA, TNT’s, “Wedding Day, ” Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker, ” Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars, ” Syfy’s “My Big Fat Geek Wedding, ” and Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen.”

Featured as one of Los Angeles’ top event designers in both “The Art of Celebration” and “Southern California Weddings, ” she has also contributed to many of the leading wedding and event publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, Inside Weddings, InStyle Weddings, Modele Magazine, Brides, California Wedding Day, Frontiers Magazine, Los Angeles Weddings Magazine, The Knot, Modern Bride Southern California, Southern Living, Your Wedding Day Magazine, LGBTwed, LA Times, Carats and Cake, Snippet & Ink, Real Simple Weddings, Life & Style, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings and Green Wedding Shoes.

We are very excited to chat with her and get her predictions on what’s going to be trending in the world of weddings in 2017.  To watch the interview live simply go to our YouTube Channel on Nov 15th @ 6pm GMT/2PM ET/10AM PT

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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.