About 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.
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, Dennis Rodman, Holly Robinson Peete, Jenni “JWoww” Farley, Lil’ Kim, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Nancy Regan, 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.
In addition, David is also a professional speaker hired to lecture on the topics of weddings, lifestyle, design and more. In 2013, he created Dream Bigger – a multi-city inspirational speaking tour and experience hosted by David Tutera, giving fans a chance to connect with him and enjoy a fun, interactive, informative and engaging show. In February 2015, Tutera took his spunk to the airwaves and debuted, “The David Tutera Project” podcast available on ConnectPal and iTunes. This fast paced and fun radio show starring Tutera, focuses on real interaction with listeners, real content and shows the “real” side of David Tutera.
David Tutera has been a fixture on WE tv for eight seasons with his popular hit shows; “My Fair Wedding,” “David Tutera: Unveiled” and now his newest and highest rated show, “David Tutera’s CELEBrations.” In this star-studded season, re-titled “David Tutera CELEBrations,” David’s jaw-dropping work for his Hollywood clients taking center stage. From weddings to birthday parties and everything in between, viewers watched in droves as David planned rapper Lil Kim’s baby shower, an over-the-top wedding for former “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member, Taylor Armstrong, and events for R&B artists Brandy, her brother Ray J and “Jersey Shore” star, Jenni “JWoww” Farley.
In stores now are David’s seven books My Fair Wedding (Gallery Books), The Big White Book Of Weddings: The How-To Guide For The Savvy, Stylish Bride (St. Martins Press), Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Disney Publishing), Big Birthdays(Bulfinch Press), The Party Planner (Bulfinch Press), America Entertains: A Year of Imaginative Parties (Stewart, Tabori and Chang) and A Passion for Parties:Your Guide to Elegant Entertaining (Simon & Schuster).