A Conversation with David Tutera

interview David Tutera
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We have some exciting things happening here at the Academy throughout 2018 and one of those things includes something I am doing personally. As the CEO of the Academy I love inspiring others and helping to develop and shape careers, so this year I am launching my personal brand where I help creative entrepreneurs to make a success of their business.
As part of that brand I am launching a brand new Podcast Show called The Creative Business Podcast Show and for my first guest I was lucky enough to chat to celebrity wedding planner, David Tutera.
David is a leading wedding and entertainment expert who is known for his artistic vision and unique creative talents. With celebrity clients such as Jennifer Lopez, Prince Charles, Elton John and Barbara Walters, and more, he has created an outstanding reputation for himself that has led to tremendous business success. He is an inspiration to all wedding professionals looking to make a success of their own business.
So, grab a cup of coffee and settle down for what I can promise you is an interview where nothing was off the table. David opens up about challenges and how he overcame them, successes, becoming a lifestyle brand, and much more besides. Click the image below to listen or use this link.
interview David Tutera
I will also be hosting a new TV Show on YouTube called The Creative Business TV Show so don’t forget to subscribe so you are the first to be notified of new episodes.
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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.