David Tutura: Style, Elegance, Creativity, and Vision
David Tutera is a talented wedding and entertaining expert whose reputation for transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary is unparalleled, as demonstrated on his hit primetime show "My Fair Wedding: Unveiled"-now in its sixth season on WE TV. Tutera is also the author of seven bestselling books and he is one of the most sincere personalities on television. I truly consider him one of America’s sweethearts.
Tutera appeared at the Grove of Anaheim recently, offering a night of expert advice for brides-to-be, party planners and friends. Whether a bride, groom-to-be or just a fan, it provided plenty of entertainment and great advice. He dispensed his wisdom and interviewed local celebrities in an informal, lounge-like setting on three different stages.
Multi-tasking takes many mediums for this multi-talented man; and he took a moment in between to chat with The Rage Monthly:
I love your show. What you do has such a lasting impact on people’s lives. What is your favorite part of the process when putting together a wedding?
Spending that last second with a bride at the top of the aisle is a big moment-adjusting her veil and giving her that last-minute reassurance is a special moment that I just love. Revealing the reception space and decor to the couple is another big highlight for me. It’s the moment I know I was able to capture their dreams and translate it into a wedding design.
At 19, with only one client, you opened your own event planning business; what was that very first event?
My first full-scale event was a Bar Mitzvah-the client had seen a window display I had done and asked if I could apply the same sort of decor to a room. I thought-why not!?