The Top Wedding Trends for 2017

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New year, new ideas, new trends. Here at the Academy of Wedding and Event Planning we are global leaders in the education of wedding planning, design and styling. With a global reach and strong ties with industry professionals who better than us to bring you an exciting insight into the key trends for 2017. Our fabulous team have employed their industry expertise and called on over 60 key industry influencers to bring you this specialist report and we can’t wait to share it with you.

We have scoured the globe to bring you what’s hot in weddings, be it specific to your local market or trending globally. Whether it’s David Tutera talking us through what’s new in wedding dining stateside….“In 2017 we will see more stylized tasting menus with tableside service rather than your traditional full course meals.”Or Jes Gordon discussing the experimental direction clients are taking in order “to achieve a perfect balance of joy across all five senses.”
We hear from Marley Majcher and Renee Strauss on the key celebrity wedding trends. And in the UK Louise Beukes of B.Loved wedding blog talks us through the rise of the fine art wedding as a popular theme. “From calligraphy to British-grown florals, indulgent menu’s and the finest materials, this trend is all about keeping things simple and elegant.
The countdown has begun! Join us for the exclusive launch of the Wedding Trend Report 2017 on the 4th January 7am GMT. So don’t miss out, sign up for your free digital copy now….
We look forward to seeing you for our exciting global live stream of the trend report bought to you by our very own Academy Director Kylie Carlson. It will be going live across our UK, Arabian and North American Facebook pages at 3pm, as well as streaming in Australia at 8pm and New Zealand 10pm, all local times. We also go live on our YouTube channel at 3pm GMT. Come and join us for this not to be missed event.
We look forward to sharing an exciting new year with you here at the Academy.


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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.