The Online Wedding Education Symposium

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We have some exciting news. We have just launched our new Certification Program for Wedding Professionals, which offers anyone in the wedding industry the chance to become certified. The Academy’s certification program is the only one in the wedding industry that focuses on business success in addition to the execution of wedding services.
We are aiming to raise the bar of our industry by creating a program whereby wedding pros are asked to show competency and business sustainability. It promotes the need for continued education in the wedding industry and gives professionals a chance to earn a meaningful designation that is supported and managed in association with the Academy Advisory Board.
As an existing professional in the industry you no doubt have come to understand that this is a very popular career choice. It is also relatively easy to get started by launching your own business, as the industry is largely unregulated. Being able to demonstrate your professionalism, experience and commitment to Continued Professional Development, gives you a competitive advantage.
By becoming a Certified Wedding Professional with the International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning, your professionalism is immediately recognisable to your future clients.
To celebrate the launch of our certification program we are hosting an Online Wedding Education Symposium with some of the top experts in the industry. They will share their knowledge, experience, wisdom and advice and demonstrate how continued education has played an intergral role in their success.
The event will take place on our Facebook Page @WeddingAcademyLive so make sure you put the date and time in your diary as follows:

  • Join us on the 17th of May, 2017 in the UK @ 4pm BST (British Summer Time)
  • Join us on the 17th of May, 2017 in the United States @ 2pm ET & 11am PT
  • Join us on the 18th of May, 2017 in Australia & New Zealand @ 9am AEDT & 11am NZST.

As the leading global educators for the wedding industry we are passionate about education and our expert panel are too. You are never too wise to learn. Continued education is an integral part to business and career success and that is something we promote widely here at the Academy. So we invite you to join us as we get up close and personal with our guests, finding out about their triumphs, failures, challenges and how education has played such a big part in their success. They will share their knowledge, inspire you and leave you feeling motivated to continue on your own wedding career.

To apply for certification simply fill in this online form…

To find out more about our Expert Panel go to the Event Page here…


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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.