It seems as though any wedding fantasy you can dream up, David Tutera has a way of turning it into a reality. The accomplished upscale event planner is back at it with My Fair Wedding: Unveiled, which premiered this past Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on WE tv.
In the past, he’s made matrimony magic for the likes of Star Jones, Chris Paul, Jennifer Lopez, Elton John, Barbara Walters and more. This season, viewers get an inside look at the madness and mayhem that comes with planning a glamorous wedding in a short amount of time.
Vixen had a chat with the wedding expert about the craziest moments of the new season, hypothetical Hollywood nuptials, and what new fall fashion trends young couples can expect.~Stacy-Ann Ellis
VIBE VIXEN: The first episode of the new season of My Fair Wedding Unveiled aired last Saturday. I’m sure it’s been a hectic weekend for you.
DAVID TUTERA: It was a crazy weekend! We premiered the new season of my show Saturday night, and it got an incredible response from my old fans and new fans. At the same time, I was executing a wedding on my show for Rachel and Brendon from Big Brother. We had our drama with Rachel and Brendon, we had drama going on on television with the new season, so it was a lot of good but a lot of drama.
What can we expect from the new season? What’s different from previous seasons?
The difference this season is that the show is really lifting the curtain and seriously showing behind the scenes of what happens. We’ve coined it the “magic behind the madness,” and that really is true. It’s not just that everything goes perfect to get to the end result. We will always have a beautiful dream wedding for my bride and my groom, but there’s conflict, there’s drama, there are issues. There’s things that are presented to me that caused second guessing and challenges to be executed, from bridezillas to groomzillas to moms that take control to sisters that don’t get along. No wedding goes untouched without something happening.
What would you say is the craziest moment that happened this season?
There are so many! The mother of the groom took control the night of the wedding, so that she could run the wedding the way she wanted it to be run. Of course, I stopped that immediately. There was a man of honor, which was the bride’s best friend, who wanted to strip at the wedding as his toast to the wedding. People are a little bit crazy.
Lately, there have been a lot of Hollywood hookups and engagements going on. We want your opinion on a few celebrity pairs and how you think the wedding would be if they were to hypothetically tie the knot. So, how about Joseline and Stevie J?
Oh boy. First of all, do you mean would they get engaged or will they walk down the aisle? That’s the bigger question. I don’t know if they’ll make it down the aisle. I don’t know if it’ll be too big of a battle that it’ll wind up getting called off. That would be my prediction. But I think if they attempt to do it, I think it’d be a wedding that is probably more of a party setting than an elegant setting. Probably a great bar, but definitely not a fairytale princess wedding, that’s for sure.
VV: What about Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa?
DT: That’s a good one. That’s kind of similar to what I just said. If they’re smart, they actually might go for the unexpected and maybe do something much more formal. I think they would do something that’s more modern, not classic. Younger, sleeker, sexy, maybe all white with punches of colors with their lighting. A sit-down dinner. Very edgy.
And the big one, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West?
I can’t even answer that question. If they have a big wedding, don’t even shout me, because when she had her last wedding and after 72 days it was over, I was ape shit upset. If she does this again, I will lose it.
What would your ideal wedding be for them?
A picnic in the park for the two of them. That’s how angry it makes me.
There are a lot of newly engaged young ones out here. How do you feel about people getting married so young now, and what advice do you have for them before they jump into their wedding planning?
If there are younger ones, I always say that they need to be in relationships long enough before they decide to walk down the aisle. Often a lot of celebrities call me to do their weddings and during the wedding planning process, they wind up breaking up because it’s like one of the first times in their relationship that they’re actually doing something together as a couple. It brings out a lot of issues, a lot of discrepancies and a lot of emotions. You shouldn’t be figuring that out when you’re planning your wedding. You should already be there by the time you get to the planning of your wedding. So these younger people that are thinking about walking down the aisle, they need to have a sturdy, confident and secure relationship. Rushing to get down the aisle is a huge mistake.
Is there anything else you’re working on?
Besides the new show, there’s a lot happening with me regarding the things I’m executing for my brides. One of my mottos has always been, “I don’t see brides by color or by size,” and I’ve done a great job in providing fashion for all of my girls. I have my own bridal gown line and it’s doing incredible around the country. I have also just launched my own line of jewelry for fashion called ‘Embellished’ which is online. Everything that I always do is always affordable for the girls. I have my own shoe line coming out, my own craft line that is in Jo-Ann’s and Michael’s. Also, my David Tutera Wedding Planne’ is an online program that you can buy a monthly subscription and have, for a very affordable cost, all the knowledge of David Tutera, me, as your wedding planner through a subscription program. If anyone goes to my website, www.DavidTutera.com, all of what I just talked about is able to be navigated through there.
My Fair Wedding with David Tutera: Unveiled shows on Saturday’s at 9/8 Central on WE tv.