Wedding & Entertaining Expert
New York, New York
Leading 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 events planning business. Today, David Tutera Inc. is 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 Modern Bride Magazine as one of the Top 25 Trendsetters of The Year, David was also awarded “Best Celebrity Wedding Planner” by Life & Style Magazine. In addition, David is also a professional speaker hired to lecture on the topics of weddings, lifestyle, design and more.
David's impressive client list includes Star Jones' wedding, NY Giants Antonio Pierce’s wedding and events for Jennifer Lopez,, Matthew Mc Conaughey, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York City, Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Vice President Gore at the White House, 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 DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids), Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Nature Conservancy.
Currently in its 5th season, David’s hit primetime show, “My Fair Wedding” airs on WE TV. David whisks into wedding chaos a mere three weeks before a bride’s most important day of her life and quickly saves the day as he transforms the fate of the party from less than ordinary to beyond extraordinary.
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).
David has been featured on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View, The Rachael Ray Show, The Talk, and Wendy Williams. In addition, People, USA Today, In Touch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, In Style, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and Town & Country have all featured his work. David Tutera lives in both New York City and Los Angeles.