SINGLE GAL: Wedding Day Dreaming with David Tutera!

By   |   December 11, 2011   |   Entertainment

Meet our newest contributor, “Single Gal” Lauren N. as she navigates the city and its romantic offerings!

After many years of squandering time babysitting my call log and double-checking blackberry messenger, I have realized that the road to independence from lonely girl lane would require many nights of habit-breaking. No more reruns of Friends (my favorite happy TV show) in dark rooms wrapped up in my hoodie-to-footy pjs. Common trends post a break-up usually includes identifying the lost of your own life separate from your relationship. So how do I plan to de-couple-ize my mind? (Yes, I made that up!) Spending more nights away from my couch As DivaGalsDaily’s new Single Gal. Time to evolve my “Bad Romance” into Single in the City!

My first evening on the town? Dinner and a premiere with David Tutera, wedding planner extraordinaire, at a candlelit intimate affair with 50 of My Fair Wedding’s biggest press supporters at Pranna Restaurant. Not exactly the ideal situation for a dumped gal’s “morning after,” but oddly enough, Tutera’s bold imagination and heartfelt dedication to turning someone’s dream wedding to their present reality was inspiring and moving. From tips on venue hunting to actual decor and wedding cake, I walked away with a since of clarity of my emotions: the key to my dream wedding is to hold out for my dream man!

On our sneak peek of an upcoming episode, David embodied warmth and charisma in every encounter with the featured Bride and Groom. He exudes creative inspiration channeling old Hollywood glam as the theme for the event. Dressing the bride in faux fur mittens and an over-sized Arden B. float hat, and the groom decked in a slim-line jacket with sleek tailored pants, Tutera is a master in making outrageous into an absolute must! With extreme attention to detail the reception fascinates each guest with black and white paisley linens that also adorns the cake.

The most important aspect of making someone’s dreams come true? “Being able to sit back, not judge and listen,” David shared. Keeping the bride and groom’s ideas first is a key factor, which ultimately makes David the best in event planning. What’s David’s vision for brides in 2012? Bold colors! Reds and coppers will bring mainstream fashion to bridal runways.

Another tip from David Tutera Event Planning 101: keep the food light and simple; guests should have energy to run to the dance floor after their meal! David adds to avoid heavy sauces. When asked about the cash bar vs open, David advises to always go with an open bar. Certainly not going to complain about that.

So it’s off to find my dream man. I’ll be out on the scene testing the waters, catching a few fish (and throwing some back), and hopefully net one that’s worthy of me calling up David to plan my special day!

Until then, I’ll be tuning into My Fair Wedding, Sundays at 9 p.m. on WEtv.

photo credit: Stephen Knight

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