The Wedding Business Magazine – #WEDFEATURE Interview with Harmony Walton

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As a new member to the Academy team, the January issue was my first opportunity to get involved in The Wedding Business Magazine. And what an exciting project it is! Being part of this institution gives us all fantastic access to the world’s top industry professionals. And I was super excited when Kylie gave me the opportunity to compose the #WEDFEATURE interview with Harmony Walton of The Bridal Bar. Harmony has over a decade of marketing, consulting and brand representation experience in the luxury wedding industry, and is the founder of bridalbar.com and the Jet Fete destination wedding blog. As a successful entrepreneur in the wedding industry, I wanted to pick Harmony’s brains on how she plans ahead for her business;  be it finding your business niche, how to get noticed in the market, or keeping on top of the trends.

Be a Trailblazer, Not a Cookie Cutter!

What is so great about Harmony’s answers is how motivational and inspiring they are. She really encourages you to be different, go your own way and fly your own flag. “The couples that want your kind of special sauce will love you that much more for it”. She also speaks very positively about reaching out to potential collaborators and ensuring you pitch yourself. “I’m always looking for a little bit of something new and different in my daily life, and I want to attract clients that keep my business challenging and fun at the same time. After 13 years, I don’t always want to do the exact same thing so I have to go out and create it for myself.”
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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.

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