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San Francisco, CA, United States
He began as a Corporate Event Planner until his tenure as Catering Manager for luxury San Francisco hotels, as well as the General Manager/Director of Events for the Julia Morgan Ballroom. Later became the Catering Manager for Weddings at the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel. Impressive accolades have given him credentials to recognize him as an Independent Food Editor, Restaurant Critic and a Contributing Writer for several media publications. Spanning impressive years in Wedding and Event Planning, his passion has taken him to create F. DUNCAN REYES EVENTS BY DESIGN and is renowned as the Event Industry’s most premiere Wedding and Event Planner Extraordinnaire! In January 2009, he was honored by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the Top 100 new businesses in their “Book Of Lists 2009”. Duncan is a member of the National Assoc. of Catered Events (NACE) and last April 2010 was voted “Member of the Year” 2010 and the 2013 Winner of Silicon Valley NACE's coveted Best of the Industry Award in Event Design. In January 2011, 2012 and 2013, received prestigious recognition with the WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award for Wedding Planning.


kelly and scott met back in july 1996 through a mutual friend in new york. their first date took them to il cantinori, and from there have started their adventures. after 2 years of dating, scott was ready to ask kelly not only to marry him, but to move to hong kong with him for the next chapter of their lives. on the night he proposed, he took her back to new york where they had their first official date, then took her for a late night stroll across the brooklyn bridge. there, he got down on one knee and popped the question. living in asia has let them expand their love of travel and has given them many opportunities to experience new things together. congratulations, kelly & scott!
my heartfelt thanks to my incredibly talented team of vendors who created a fantastic dream wedding they will long remember. and a very special kudos and endless gratitude to my fabulous associate, christina keesler, for taking such great care of every detail of the event with me … you are simply THE very best!!!
cake: jen kwapinski of jen’s cakes (www.jenscakes.com)
catering: tom henderson of thomas john events (www.thomasjohnevents.com)
first dance choreography: cynthia glinka of on the dancefloor with cynthia glinka (www.cynthiaglinka.com)
entertainment (cocktail reception): marc schwartz (gypsy jazz guitarist) of hot club pacific (www.hotclubpacific.com)
entertainment (dinner/dance): natasha miller of entire productions for dan meblin with the band, pop fiction ( (www.entireproductions.com)
floral design: linnae asiel gomez & jonathan gomez of asiel design (www.asieldesign.com)
hair: lisa prompongsatom
hotel accommodations (wedding room block): tseday aklilu, with the omni san francisco hotel (www.omnihotels.com)
lighting design: hayley bramble of got light? (www.got-light.com)
make-up: ericka brannon
photo booth: gavin breber of photoboof (www.thephotoboof.com)
photographer: chung li of chung li photography (www.chungliphotography.com)
printing & stationeries: mimi renfro-rodriguez of creative designs by mimi (www.creativemimi.com)
rolls royce: carl payne of carl payne rolls royces
specialty linen rentals: whitney werts of la tavola linens (www.latavolalinen.com)
specialty linen rentals: alana bournas of napa valley linens (www.nvlinens.com)
specialty linen rentals: lily yeung of wildflower linens (www.wildflowerlinens.com)
tablescape rentals: amber salomon and emily caughill of hartmann studios (www.hartmannstudios.com)
transportation: danny finale of bauer’s transportation (www.bauersit.com)
venue & beverage catering: linda hylen of the julia morgan ballroom (www.juliamorganballroom.com)
wedding ceremony venue: old st. mary’s church (www.oldsaintmarys.org)
wedding & event planning: duncan reyes and christina keesler of f. duncan reyes events by design (www.duncanreyes.com)