Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2019-03-13
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

David Tutera's 'Wedding' days
TELEVISION Special to the Online Edition of Windy City Times
by Kristin Kowalski
2010-12-29

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


For season four of My Fair Wedding, the fabulous David Tutera is back to lend his magic touch to brides whose wedding vision has gone off-track. Within the first three episodes he's confronted by over-the-top glam with the Superstar Bride and a black wedding gown with the Wonderland Bride—yes, as in Alice and Wonderland. He has been as busy as ever lately, but he took some time to answer a few questions for Windy City Times.

Windy City Times: What has been the most interesting vision from a bride from the new season so far?

David Tutera: That is a tough call. We have had some really fun fairy-tale themes, and a destination theme, too. But I would say that the most interesting vision this season was the one with an automotive flair.

WCT: What do you look forward to in meeting each new bride and being introduced to her ideas for her wedding?

David Tutera: Being part of any bride's wedding is a privilege, and it's always exciting to learn about her vision. Since every bride and every couple has their own story, I always look forward to catching up and taking their plans forward.

WCT: Do you have any idea what you're going to find when you walk through her door?

David Tutera: Never! The brides on my show have never ceased to surprise me. From fake tattoos to black wedding gowns, there is never a dull meeting with a new bride.

WCT: I've always noticed on the show that although you may not be crazy about a bride's chosen theme, you always make sure that her general ideas are kept intact, just made more fabulous. How do you take brides' out-there themes and turn them into a gorgeous and sophisticated event that still embodies their personality and their vision for their wedding?

David Tutera: The trick really is editing and only incorporating an outrageous theme in small doses, and in the most elegant way possible. As you may have seen on the show, I may use her original colors, or sneak it in through the menu, the cake design or even the favors. These are subtle ways of telling her story, while making sure the event still feels like a gorgeous wedding.

WCT: Recently, the Illinois state legislature passed the Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act. Now that more states are legalizing same-sex marriage or civil unions do you think you'll do a gay or lesbian wedding on the show?

David Tutera: While I have no hand in the casting process, it would be my honor to plan a same-sex couple wedding on the show.

WCT: What advice do you have for LGBT couples in states that don't allow same-sex marriage, but they still want to celebrate their love with a commitment ceremony?

David Tutera: Love is something that should be celebrated and if a couple chooses to do that through a ceremony or party, I advise them to do whatever feels natural and comfortable for them. They can make it feel as much or as little like a traditional wedding as they choose, including or excluding any elements they would like to. Like all weddings, this day is about the couple and their story.

WCT: How do you hope your new book, My Fair Wedding, will help couples plan their dream wedding without the benefit of your personal assistance?

David Tutera: The new book really breaks wedding planning down by wedding lessons within each chapter and covers everything from timelines and logistics to fashion and accessories. I think for fans, it will be an even greater help to be able to relate the knowledge taught in the book to what they saw on the show and really bring the lessons to life.

WCT: So what do you feel that you learn from each new bride and each new extraordinary wedding?

David Tutera: With all of the new themes I am presented with, I feel that my creativity is always challenged, which I love. My brides have taught me a lot about heart as well. They are all real women with amazing stories. In some cases, as with cowboy boots and cake toppers, my brides have even taught me lessons about wedding elements I would have completely disliked before I met them.

WCT: I saw on the supermodel bride episode that you have new gorgeous gowns that will be launched for the David Tutera by Faviana line. When should brides expect to see them?

David Tutera: I am so pleased to report that many of the new styles are already hitting stores now and the rest will be following shortly.

WCT: You've accomplished so much already in the wonderful world of weddings: the show, your many books, David Tutera by Faviana, STEM by David Tutera. What's your next step?

David Tutera: As you can probably tell, I love weddings, and I feel very blessed to be able to work with them in so many capacities. There are many new projects and collaborations I have in the works with the goal always being to help my brides walk down the aisle in style. Building upon the success of my wedding gown collection, I will be launching a bridal craft and fine bridal jewelry line in early 2011.

My Fair Wedding with David Tutera returns to WE TV Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. His new book, My Fair Wedding, will be released Jan. 11. To keep up with Tutera in the meantime, visit www.davidtutera.com .


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

75th U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to Speak atvLGBTQ Military Event 2019-03-21 - WASHINGTON — Today, the American Military Partner Association ( AMPA ) — the nation's largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Hugh Jackman, Sam Smith, festival news, Taraji P. Henson 2019-03-20 - Hugh Jackman is set to be Broadway's next "Music Man," Page Six noted. Producer Scott Rudin officially confirmed Jackman's casting in his revival ...


Gay News

Smollett pleads not guilty 2019-03-14 - Embattled actor Jussie Smollett, who is African-American and openly gay, pled not guilty in Cook County court March 14 regarding 16 counts of ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Tyler Blackburn, Ellen Page, Isaac Mizrahi, Annie Lennox 2019-03-06 - Former Pretty Little Liars actor Tyler Blackburn recently talked with Entertainment Weekly about the same-sex relationship his character, Alex, has on the new ...


Gay News

TV. Nafessa Williams breaks barriers as Black lesbian superhero 2019-02-27 - When Nafessa Williams' agent set her up to audition for the new CW network show Black Lightning, she had no idea who Black ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' actor comes out, Miley Cyrus, Janet Mock 2019-02-27 - GLSEN will honor the cast and creative team of Pose with the Champion Award during the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards: New York, on ...


Gay News

NUNN ON ONE, TV. Silky is latest Chicago contestant to rev up 'Drag Race' 2019-02-24 - Silky Nutmeg Ganache is the stage name of Reginald Steele, the latest Chicago queen to join the ranks of RuPaul's Drag Race contestants. ...


Gay News

Smollett dropped from rest of 'Empire' season 2019-02-22 - The producers of the Fox TV show Empire are dropping Jussie Smollett's character from the final two episodes of this season "to avoid ...


Gay News

More Smollett news, controversial letter, Foxx recuses self 2019-02-20 - More developments have taken place regarding the case of Jussie Smollett—the openly gay Empire actor who claimed he was attacked in a hate-motivated ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Sean Hayes, drag wedding show, Jennifer Lopez, Colton Underwood 2019-02-20 - GLAAD plans to honor Emmy-winning actor/producer/author/comedian Sean Hayes with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los ...


 



Copyright © 2019 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.