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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.


" . . . I wasn't sure if we even needed a Wedding Planner but my Fiance insisted, and in preparation for a lifetime of doing what she says, I of course listened to her and I couldn't be happier that I did.  Duncan was great throughout the entire process and is extremely creative and had many great ideas that we incorporated into our Wedding.  He has tons of connections within the industry and saved us a ton of time and money throughout the process.  I have no idea how we would have survived the day of the Wedding without him.  If you're like me and on the fence about getting a Wedding Planner, give it some serious thought because the amount of time and stress saved is well worth it and I can't imagine anyone better than Duncan! " 
-- Mike Gehrke (Groom)

" . . . Just wanted to send our heartfelt thanks for all the help and support you provided to Jenny and Mike during the last year, and especially on their Wedding Day.  We will always have the memories of a glorious day in San Francisco filled with sunshine, smiles, celebration and love.  The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was perfect -- and so much fun.  I know that Jenny's parents were as thrilled in heave as we were here on earth.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!" 
-- Mrs. Joan Gehrke (Mother of the Groom)

Wedding and Event Design:  Duncan Reyes and Amy Tam, f. duncan reyes events by design

Photography:  Gene Higa, Braja Mandala and Colin McVey, Gene Higa Photography

Videography:  'Master Videographer' David Ethridge, Ryan Black and Brian Ethridge, AVR Films

Cake:  Chef Bala Subrahmanyam, The Cakemaker

Catering (Bar/Beverage):  Linda Hylen, The Julia Morgan Ballroom

Catering (Food):  Joshua Feinbloom, Joshua Charles Catering

Catering (Post-Wedding Brunch):  Erin Desabla, Omni San Francisco Hotel

Entertainment (Ceremony):  Rachel Turner-Houk, Synchronicity Strings

Entertainment (Chinese Lion Dancers):  Daniel Leung, White Crane

Event Rentals 1:  Amber Salmon and Emily Caughell, Hartmann Studios
Event Rentals 2:  Alana Bournas, Napa Valley Linens

Floral Design:  Nicole Ha, Nicole Ha Floral Design

Hair and Make-Up:  Sherri Long

Hotel Accommodations (Bride and Groom):  Denise Zohr, The Palace Hotel

Hotel Accommodations (Wedding Guests):  Wendy J. Coale, CMP, Omni San Francisco Hotel

Lighting Design:  Megan and John Woods, Enhanced Lighting and Sound

Officiant:  Fr. John Mabry, Ph.D.

Printing and Stationery:  Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez, Creative Designs by Mimi

Transportation 1 (Bride and Groom's Rolls Royce):  Carl Payne
Transportation 2 (Bride and Groom's Limo):  Claudius Invernizzi, TownCarSF.com

Transportation (Wedding Guests):  Danny Finale, Bauers Transportation

Tuxedo Rental and Sales:  Michael Davenport, Black Tie Tuxedos

Venue (Ceremony):  Ms Christian Friese, Chapel of our Lady

Venue (Reception):  Linda Hylen, The Julia Morgan Ballroom

Venue (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner):  Michelle Cheng, Le Colonial


Hazel Bourget said...

GORGEOUS wedding Duncan! I want to see more and more...so much eye candy. In addition it helps to have a beautiful couple. Phenomenal work!

Music Solutions Disc Jockeys said...

Another amazing Wedding by Duncan! Great shots, love the shot with the cake and lighting.

Music Solutions Disc Jockeys said...

Another amazing Wedding by Duncan! Great photos, especially the cake and lighting shot! Gorgeous! Well done master planner!

Brian said...

Amazing day and an incredible event by the Master Planner!
I love working with Duncan!
He is so detailed and so so great to work with.
He has always made it so easy to work for and his events are executed perfectly every time.
His events are eye candy for the reader.
I wouldn't waste your time thinking about wether or not to have a planner, look at the pictures and see how happy the bride and groom are.
Book him fast before its too late.

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Music Solutions Disc Jockeys said...

Another amazing Wedding by Duncan Reyes and his team. Love the cake shot with uplighting in background, my favorite color for uplighting!
Amazing shot where the Bride and Groom are wiping away tears during speeches. Great job as always Duncan!