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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.


It was a warm & sunny day at AUBERGE DU SOLEIL in Rutherford. And the weather only added to a more perfect Wedding Day for our lovely couple, SONIA TSUI and ANDREAS TERZIS. A Wedding with International flair held in Wine Country, also repeated a week after when they both celebrated their Matrimony in Greece as well. The scenery at Auberge Du Soleil was breathtaking and their service was impeccable - from venue accommodations, to their culinary style. I truly enjoyed working with Sonia and Andreas during several months of planning. And when their big day arrived, the excitement and momentum was full of enthusiasm and merriment.

My remarkably talented Vendors who made this memorable day happen were -

Monarch Butterfly Release - Magical Beginnings

Cake - Condra Easley and Debora Morris of Patisserie Angelica

Catering and Venue - Casey Hartenfels of Auberge Du Soleil

Entertainment - Brian and CeCe Poirier of Associated Entertainment of Marin
- Ceremony String Musicians by Lawrence String Trio
- Reception DJ by Brian and CeCe Poirier

Equipment and Linen Rentals - Christina Tavera of La Tavola Linens

Floral Design - Jon and Linnae Asiel Gomez of Asiel Design

Hair and Make-Up (for the Bridal Party) - Gladys Ng
Hair and Make-Up (for the Bride) - Michelle Hong of San Francisco Taipei Studio

Guest Hotel Accommodations - Harvest Inn

Lighting Design - Stefanie Contreras and Daniel Knight of Atmosphere Lighting

Officiant - Kimberly Thompson of A Beautiful Ceremony in Napa Valley

Photography - Geoff and Lara White of Geoff White Photographers

Printing and Stationery - Susanne Wong of Cards De Luxe

Transportation - Shannon Bergman of Pure Luxury Limousine Service

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner - Kelly Magna of Tra Vigne Restaurant

Wedding Gown - Amsale from Marina Morrison Bridal Salon

Wedding and Event Planning - Duncan Reyes and Mimi Rodriguez of f. duncan reyes events by design




This Wedding has got to be tops on my list of "Fun and Favorites". Both the bride and groom, REBECCA MEREDITH & ORBIE PULLEN, happen to be Wedding Photographers. So everyone asks me ... "how do you plan a Wedding for 2 of the most remarkable Wedding Photographers? And how would you like to be their Wedding Photographer?". Well, luckily they selected one of the industry's premiere photographers and dear friends, ALISHA and BROOK (aka "The Brook") TODD of ALISHA BROOK PHOTOGRAPHY. And I was fortunate enough to coordinate their fabulous, whimsical and colorful day - not to mention becoming such great friends with them (i heart you, BECCA and ORBIE!). With our newfound friendship and comraderie, I've grown to know them even better, making planning their Wedding an emotional, stunning and flawless event. So, to REBECCA and ORBIE ..... you did it - CONGRATS!

My extraordinary Vendors that made this Wedding even more amazing were -

Wedding Planning - Duncan Reyes and Amy Tam of f. duncan reyes events by design

Wedding Gown - Gabi Medrano-Contreras of Gabrielle's Bridal Atelier

Cake - Edith and Drew Meyer of Edith Mayer Wedding Cakes

Catering - Karen Major of Poetry In Motion

Entertainment (DJ) - Raffi Nalvarian of Sound In Motion DJs (www.simdjs.com)

Equipment and Specialty Rentals - Alexis Party Rental

Floral Designer - Nicole Ha of Nicole Ha Floral Design

Lighting Design - Natti Pierce-Thompson of North American Theatre Technology Inc.

Officiant - Barbara Boyd

Photo Booth - Scott Shoemake of Scott Andrew Photography

Valet Parking - Derek Turner of Precision Valet Parking Services

Venue - Kristin Murphy of Clos LaChance Winery

Videography - Dave Ethridge of AVR Films