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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.


CHRISTIE is a skiing, travel and food fanatic with a soft spot for word games and crafting.  Born and raised in California, she is thrilled to finally be putting down roots in the Bay Area after "sampling" the climes of Missouri and Washington, DC.  In case the practice of Emergency Medicine doesn't provide enough variety, she also scuba dives, cooks and almost always has a new "project" in development.  She is always looking for a new corner of the world to visit, a new gadget to play with, or a new cuisine to "test out" on John.  Laughing hysterically is also common past time.  JOHN is a semiconductor "Super Pimp" from Warwick, Rhode Island.  He is now a "naturalized Californian" after almost 14 years of living in the Bay Area.  He even east Sushi now!  When not solving the semiconducting ills of Silicon Valley, you can find him sipping a glass of chardonnay, strumming his guitar ... or at the gym.  He is also been known to slide down the slopes of Lake Tahoe on his snowboard, snorkel in the blue waters of Hawaii, and come up with possibly the best Halloween costumes ever conceived.

On a rather blustery day in October 2009, John planned a "surprise" getaway to the Carneros Inn in Sonoma.  He popped the question on a hilltop overlooking the entire Napa Valley and had also arranged for a chilled bottle of Champagne, with a roaring fire in their Cottage upon their return to the room.  And THAT led to an incredible October Wedding Day at the stunning Solage Resort and Spa in Calistoga.  

Thanks to my incredible team of Wedding Vendors who created a gorgeous Wedding for Christie and John ... you are all stellar at what you do!

Wedding and Event Design - Duncan Reyes, and his Wedding Associate Christina Keesler with F. DUNCAN REYES EVENTS BY DESIGN

Photography - Briana Marie Clark Forgie with Briana Marie Photography

Wedding Cake - Condra Easley and Deborah Morris with Patiserrie Angelica

Catering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue - Sarah Rector and Lindsay Relyea with Solage Resort and Spa

DJ Entertainment and Ceremony Sound - Randy Harris with Pacific Entertainment

Event Design Rentals - Amber Solomon and Emily Caughell with Hartmann Studios and Alana Bournas with Napa Valley Linens

Floral Design - Linnae Asiel Gomez and Meg Ethridge of Asiel Design

Hair and Make-Up - DeeAnna Reese with It's A Date At The Powder Room

Lighting Design - Hayley Bramble with Got Light?

Officiant - Kimberly Thompson with A Beautiful Ceremony In Napa Valley

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Venue - Amy Malmgren and Kelly Magna with TraVigne Restaurant

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