Featured Student: Hannah Gilbert

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For today’s featured student, Hannah, a passionate advocate for timeless and elegant weddings, is dedicated to providing couples with a stress-free and exciting planning experience. With a keen eye for style and aesthetics, she takes a focused approach to ensure every aspect of the wedding day is thoughtfully and cohesively styled, resulting in a beautifully flowing event. Hannah firmly believes that planning a wedding doesn’t have to be synonymous with stress. She is committed to proving that a wedding can be a joyous and memorable occasion without sacrificing the enjoyment of the journey.

What were your highlights studying with The Wedding Academy?

Learning about all of the little things you might not consider to begin with e.g. emergency kit Useful documents such as running sheets, table plans

What is your role now in weddings? 

Wedding planner

How did you find your course assisted you in your career?

It gave me the confidence boost I needed to start as it gave me knowledge that I didn’t have before. Being able to tell couples I am certified makes me feel so much more confident with selling my services

Any advice for aspiring wedding planners or stylists? 

Face the fear and do it anyway. Everyone started from somewhere

Follow Hannah on Instagram HERE or visit her website at www.hsweddings.co.uk


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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.