The Wedding Business Magazine November Issue

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magcovernov16The November issue of the Wedding Business Magazine is now live. As we are hurtling headlong towards Xmas and the end of the year I thought it might be a good time to talk about time management and making every minute of your time count, so you can be productive in this busy time. Of course this just happens to be the theme for this issue of our magazine, Time Management and Productivity. We are lucky enough to have a great interview with Barbara Fuller from Simplify Days who is a professional organiser with lots of wonderful tips and advice to share with us.

We ventured into pastures new this issue with our very first podcast interview hosted by Academy Education Director, Christine Ligthart, as she chatted to Katie Lee, a lifestyle designer for lady-go-getters.

Our cover story is with the fabulous Bruce Russell, the apogee of the international luxury bridal and party planning scene in London and beyond. He talks candidly to us about being in business and working at both the Plaza Hotel in New York and the birthday party of a certain Sarah-Jessica Parker and of course his current role with the Savoy Hotel.

Christina Farrow of Aisle Planner wrote us a fantastic article on Prioritizing Productivity: Staying on Task and on Track While Growing A Successful Planning Business. We were also lucky enough to have Christina Scalera Steps to finally start that “someday” business (and how to invest in it early on).

Our regular columns with Meghan Ely on WedPR, Kathy DalPra on WedSEO, Shannon DePalma on WedSocial, Heidi Thompson WedPromo, Tina Reading on WedDigital and Emma Etheridge on WedBiz are also packed with great advice and tips.

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The images from this issue of the magazine were styled by two students from the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, Hannah Charlotte Weddings and Bow and Beau, and photographed by Bai & Elle. If you have a shoot you’d like to be considered for inclusion in the magazine then fill in this form.


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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.