As an internationally celebrated event planner and designer, David Caruso is known for the creativity, elegance and attention to detail which he brings to every event he designs. During the past 19 years, he has transformed large arenas into chic celebration spaces, ballrooms into fantasy lands and backyards of private estates into magical expressions of his clients’ styles and personalities. Recently, David has produced events in Wisconsin, Chicago, Miami, San Antonio, Seattle, Scottsdale, San Diego, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and the West Indies.
David is also a professional speaker hired to present on the topics of weddings, style, business, branding, design and more. He has conducted speaking appearances all over the country and in exotic locales such as Riviera Maya, Mexico and Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.
A sought-after guest nationally, David has appeared on TV news and talk shows in Chicago, Phoenix, Denver and Washington, D.C. In the Midwest, he regularly presents the popular “Entertaining in Style with David Caruso” segment on Milwaukee’s NBC show, “The Morning Blend.” In addition, he contributes to a variety of radio outlets and his work has been featured in key national publications that include BRIDES Magazine and Catering Magazine.
In 2018, David launched two Designer Collections in partnership with BBJ Linen. The collections, Palm Beach Chic and Vita Toscano, are available for rent nationwide on www.SignatureStyleByDavidCaruso.com, and include tablecloths and napkins in fabrics hand-selected and conceived by David. In addition, the website will sell goods capable of satisfying the most discriminating shopper. These include stunning yet affordable pieces from creative partners around the globe, from silkscreened handbags to small-batch, unique hostess gifts, each handpicked by David.
David has served two terms as the President of the Southern Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). He has received multiple top national awards from NACE for: Best Table Production of the Year, Best Wedding of the Year – Budget Greater than $100,000, and the ultimate industry accolade, Event Planner of the Year.
Special Events Magazine included David on its annual 30 Under 40 feature – a list of 30 young event professionals from around the globe gifted with both the talent and drive to take the industry to the next level.
The Business Journal named David among the top leaders in Milwaukee for its 40 Under 40 Awards, featuring 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their professions and communities. In the same year, he was listed by M Magazine as one of 11 Milwaukeeans who make a chic statement through their personal style. Additionally, David is one of the producers of Milwaukee’s Magnificent Bride Wedding Show, which is Wisconsin’s premier wedding industry event of the year.