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 3rd 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.
David has opened STEM by David Tutera, an exquisite full service retail floral and gift boutique on Spice Road at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. In stores now are David’s four books 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’s newest books, The Big White Book Of Weddings: The How-To Guide For The Savvy, Stylish Bride (St. Martins Press) and Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings are slated to be released January 2010.
David along with special occasion dress house Faviana collaboratively launched David Tutera By Faviana, a line of luxurious wedding gowns inspired by celebrity red carpet fashions. “Inspired by the red carpet, worn on the white carpet” is the signature of this new luxury collection for brides who want to capture the essence of celebrity style for their big day. Designs range from classic and beautiful to dramatic and innovative, while reflecting the culture of couture and is available nationwide.
David has been featured on Oprah, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, E!, and the Style Network. 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 New York City and maintains offices in both Manhattan and Mamaroneck, New York.