NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, June 14, the first-ever Your Wedding Experience presented by David Tutera live wedding event made its debut at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia - immediately becoming one of the most talked about, larger-than-life wedding experiences to ever hit the city.
The one-of-a kind event, specifically tailored to engaged couples, was hosted by celebrity event planner and wedding extraordinaire David Tutera, with special guest, "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro and offered endless wedding inspiration, reputable industry experts and the best possible resources all under one roof. Over 2,300 were in attendance and provided nothing but positive feedback both verbally and through active social media engagement which included a total reach of over 40,000, the use of the show's hashtags over 3,200 times and an increase of over 1,300 followers.
Your Wedding Experience's Atlanta show featured over 100 hand-selected "David Tutera Approved" vendors and national sponsors, completely selling out each wedding planning phase of the show floor in record time. Event highlights included celebrity meet and greets and a Wedding Catwalk fashion show hosted by David Tutera that featured over 60 looks (including David's own wedding collection David Tutera for Mon Cheri) by Encore Formals & Bridal, Menguin, CTO Bridal Boutique, Miguel Wilson Collection and New Natalie's Bridals. Special guest models Keith Carlos--former NFL player and the first male winner of America's Next Top Model and Josh Murray--winner of The Bachelorette, walked the catwalk while over 700 attendees watched in excitement and danced in their seats to the feel-good music, including celebrities like VH1 star Christina Johnson sitting front row with actor Willie Wallace. The custom designed white diamond runway with glam pit VIP seating was the centerpiece of the full production show by Atomic and PPi. Behind the scenes, it took a band of 43 professional hair and make up artists, photographers, stage managers, and creative young talent including dozens of student volunteers from The Art Institute of Atlanta and wedding planning graduates from the Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute to put on the over-the-top runway show.
Guests indulged in a DIY Nail polish bar, a Ring Selfie station, a 'Tips and Trends' stage featuring guest speakers including DIY expert Patrice Catan from Darice and other local industry pros, a cigar lounge inside a restored Airstream trailer and several specialty local Food Trucks. Other highlights of the day included stunning Sweetheart tablescape displays by Let's Celebrate, Christina Sloan Events, Ladybird Events, Distinctive Design Events, Eventscapes and A Divine Event--who was awarded "Best in Show" by David Tutera, while Buddy Valastro judged the Sweets Showcase featuring unique cakes from Cakehouse on Main, The Chocolate Box & Cake Boutique, not a crumb!, Perfect Wedding Cake, A Divine Event and awarded his favorite to Baker's Man.
"We are beyond thrilled to have teamed up with David Tutera to create an event that far exceeded any of our expectations. Seeing it all come fruition first-hand was truly rewarding and the satisfaction from both attendees and vendors was overwhelming. We look forward to expanding into many more cities in the coming year and beyond to showcase the best in the business to couples across the country planning their weddings," states Matt Anderson, COO of Your Wedding Experience.
Your Wedding Experience presented by David Tutera continues on to Houston on August 9, 2015 at the NRG Center and Philadelphia on September 13, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, with plans to appear in additional cities across the country in 2016, including Fort Lauderdale on May 22, 2016, due to its tremendous success.
About "Your Wedding Experience presented by David Tutera"
Your Wedding Experience presented by David Tutera is a one-of-a kind event tailored to engaged couples, offering endless wedding inspiration, reputable vendors and the best possible resources all under one roof. The show features industry experts such as "Cake Boss" star Buddy Valastro and many more. Your Wedding Experience made its successful debut in Atlanta on June 14, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center, and will follow with Houston on August 9, 2015 at the NRG Center and Philadelphia on September 13, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Tickets for each of the show locations are currently available at http://www.yourweddingexperience.com/.
Your Wedding Experience presented by David Tutera has proudly partnered with the nationally recognized Bridal Guide, Modern Luxury, The Knot, Munaluchi Bride and Wedding Planner magazines, as well as WeddingWire, Bridal Pulse and Perfect Wedding Guide as its National Media Partners.
VIP tickets are highly limited and currently available for purchase on a first come first served basis at www.yourweddingexperience.com/shows.
For more show and ticket information as well as how to become a 'David Tutera Approved' vendor for Your Wedding Experience please visit yourweddingexperience.com/exhibit-with-us/
About David Tutera
Tutera has made a brand for himself, taking his passion for designing spectacular events and transforming it into a lifestyle. Honored by Life & Style Magazine as "Best Celebrity Wedding Planner," David's impressive client list includes Hollywood's A-list, countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians and socialites. He is the author of seven books and the creator of fourteen brands in the fashion, DIY and home categories that brings creative solutions to all consumers, inspiring them to "Celebrate Their Lives in Style," each and every day. He is the host of the hit primetime show, "David Tutera's CELEBrations" on WE tv. His name has become synonymous with style, elegance, creativity and vision. For more information, please visit www.DavidTutera.com.
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