The Wedding Business Magazine January 2017

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The January issue of the Wedding Business Magazine is all about preparing yourself and your business for the year ahead and one of the most important things you can do is to take time out to not only look at what you want to achieve over the next 12 months, but what you achieved over the last 12 months too. Starting on a positive note is always so much better for the soul than starting on a sour note. I am excited to see what 2017 brings and I look forward to continuing to share our knowledge and experience wtih you through our magazine throughout the year.

So what’s in this issue of the magazine?

Social media is set to get bigger and better in 2017 and we chatted to Global Talent Director Monique Llewellyn of Vamp Collective about what it takes to be a Social Media Influencer. We got up close and personal with Harmony Walton of Bridal Bar who talked to us about branding, trends and putting together a marketing plan for 2017.
Our cover story is with the alternative wedding blogger, Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride, one of the biggest wedding blogs in the world. She talked to us about blogging in 2017, the latest trends and how social media has changed the face of blogging since she started in 2007, ten years ago.
We are welcoming some new columnists in 2017 which include Christina Scalera on WedLegal, Kellie Daab on WedExpert, Heather Waits on WedBiz and Sam Lloyd on WedGuru.
Our regular columns with Meghan Ely on WedPR, Kathy DalPra on WedSEO, Shannon DePalma on WedSocial, Heidi Thompson WedPromo, and Emma Etheridge on WedBiz are also packed with great advice and tips as per usual.

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The images from this issue of the magazine were styled by a student from the New Zealand Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, Kim Houston of Take a Vow Weddings & Events and photographed by Jeremy Hill Photography. 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.