Understated Elegant Wedding Inspiration by Hilde.

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 As publishers of the International Wedding Trend Report, we have the great pleasure of working with some wonderful talent from across the global wedding industry. One such person is Anne, a London based planner and stylist, and founder of wedding business Hilde. Anne describes Hilde. as all about stories, “The little everyday ones and the ones so special that they shape who you are.” Hilde. is about creating meaningful weddings that are a personal reflection of who the couple is and the stories they have created. And when it comes to the celebration of love we couldn’t think of a more beautiful intent.

“I’m inspired by people, their stories and passions and have started Hilde. with the intention to offer a creative service that is about exactly that – from both a planning and design perspective.” 


We fell in love with Anne’s contemporary elegant and understated style and jumped at the opportunity to feature her work in our 2018 report. Her shoot, ‘Cold Summer, Warm Hearts’, is the epitome of elegant minimalism and refined beauty, a reflection of her own meaningful experiences.

“I was inspired by my husband’s and my story, our elopement wedding in San Francisco and generally the things that make us feel alive: our life in London, our travels, simplicity and intimate gatherings with people we love.”

The theme is also about contrasts, explains Anne, “about mixing cold and warm, feminine and masculine, light and dark as well as texture and smoothness.” The result is stunning; I am sure you will agree!

So for someone so inspired by the personal journey of her couples, we wanted to get Anne’s thoughts on trends, where she finds inspiration and the role trends play in her work.

“To me trends provide an indication on what is currently ’trending’ or for a better word encouraged and expected. And even though I don’t believe in following them, I still think they’re relevant to the industry, as they not only reflect the visual but also cultural Zeitgeist, which I often find very inspiring and can lead me to somewhere totally unexpected.”

 “I find inspiration in travelling, other cultures, nature and in speaking with people who do something entirely different to me. It can also be a scent that triggers an idea for a design concept or just purely the energy of a place or person. I’ve met so many amazing people through Hilde., which to me is probably most inspiring.” 


 “I personally think that the aesthetic of ‘minimalism’ is something that’s definitely here to stay and something that very much appeals to my couples.”

Photographer: Claudia Gödke // Florist: Carla Gottlieb, Still Life Flowers // Cake: Lucie Bennett // Jewellery: Tom Foolery // Planning, Design, Styling: Anne Ladegast-Chiu, Hilde. 

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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.