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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.


25 years of never ending love and devotion, Tina Escalada and Rudy Cadang renewed their vows last June 12, 2010 witnessed by a loving circle of their families and friends at the magnificent Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (www.stmarycathedralsf.org) coordinated by the fabulous Mimi Ruiz and Fr. Ernie Espina who officiated the Ceremony. The reception followed at The Olympic Golf and Country Club Lakeside Clubhouse. Their color scheme was the color of love ... RED! Floral Design by Natalini Flowers. Lighting Design by Got Light. Tablescape linens and rentals from Hartmann Studios. Their spectacular Wedding Cake was by Chef Bala Subrahmanyam of The Cakemaker. Delectable Catering Services provided by The Olympic Club thanks to their Food and Beverage Operations Manager, Paul Jacques and their Asst. Restaurant and Banquet Manager, Ben Franich. Entertainment by the amazing Preston Turner and The Pure Ecstasy Band courtesy of Natasha Miller with Entire Productions. DJ entertainment by Eugene Macala of Macala Entertainment. Hotel Accommodations courtesy of the St. Regis San Francisco. Videography captured by the one and only "Master Videographer", Dave Ethridge of AVR Films. And spectacular photos by Jasmine Wang Photography. Photo Booth provided by Francis Fine Art Photo and Video. Exquisite Wedding Stationeries beautifully designed by Sabrina Moyle of Hello! Lucky. Rolls Royce transportation provided by Sausalito Limousines. Men's tuxedo rentals courtesy of Michael Davenport with Black Tie Tuxedos; and the Bride's Entourage's attire courtesy of Priscilla of Boston. The Groom wore a handsome tuxedo designed by Tom Ford while the Bride looked radiant in her wedding gown courtesy of Tosca Clark with The Unique Bride.  Hair and Make-Up beautifully done up by the amazing Giselle Phan.  Lastly, my special thanks to my Wedding Associate, Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez .... you are simply the very best!

Congratulations once again to Tina and Rudy ....... here's to a honeymoon that will last forever!

Video Production courtesy of AVR Films
St. Regis Hotel - Rudy & Tina from David Ethridge - AVRfilms on Vimeo.

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