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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.


Each and every time I plan a Wedding, I always tell all my Brides and Grooms that the only way we can make a success of your special day is to take care of it as though it was my best friend’s wedding.  Trust me … trust you … trust your Vendors.  And that’s exactly what Jessica and Warren did.  Not only were they the most remarkable couple I have ever met, they too have become very good friends.  In fact, I can vouch for all the Wedding Vendors who agree with me when I say they are “Friends for Life”.

One of the most incredible highlights of their Wedding Day was a “surprise” performance by The U.C. Berkeley Octet.  You see, Warren’s a HUGE fan of U.C. Berkeley, and Jessica kept this secret and collaborated with me throughout the entire wedding planning process.  When it came to the reveal that evening, I took the mic and prefaced to give Warren an impression that Jessica and I have been busy spending a lot of time together planning the wedding without him, making it look like she and I were having an affair.  You should have seen the jealous look on his face … he was so nervous, so worried, so confused.  Seeing that, I couldn’t hold myself much longer from busting out laughing that I had to present him with the surprise.  And boy … was he ever!  The Octet came out and gave an A Capella performance to an astounding standing ovation.  Warren – thanks again for being such a sport.  Your reaction (and sign of relief) was priceless!!!

Humble, heartwarming, enthusiastic, fun and loving – these are all the key elements to a wonderful marriage.  And for Jessica and Warren, they embody all of them.  Congratulations again to both of you … we’re all so very happy to have been a part of your beautiful day.  Here’s to a Honeymoon that will last forever!

My sincerest thanks to my “Wedding Dream Team”, and my Associate, Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez – you guys rock!

Cake:  Susan Morgan with Elegant Cheesecakes
Catering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue (Ceremony and Reception):  Christina Watson with The Westin St. Francis Hotel
Ceremony Chair Cover Rentals:  Beverly Yip with Especially Yours Chair Covers & Rentals
Entertainment (Ceremony):  Lara Garner with Amethyst Trio
Entertainment, Perimeter Uplighting Design (Reception) and Sound (Ceremony):  Master DJ Jason Mitchell with Music Solutions Disc Jockeys
Entertainment (“Surprise” Performance for Warren!):  Isaac Jerome and The University of California Berkeley Octet
Floral Design (Bridal Party Florals):  Carole Tran
Floral Design (Ceremony and Reception):  Jeeryn Dang with Tanjeeryn Designs
Hair Styling:  Mei Zhou with Triple Twist
Lighting Design (Pinspots):  Victor Castrillo with Victory Events
Make-Up:  Keira Rowland
Officiant:  Sam Chiu
Photographer:  Jaimie with S and J Photo Creation
Rehearsal Dinner:  E and O Trading Company
Transportation:  Mannie Diaz with C and M Limousines
Tuxedo Rental and Sales:  Men’s Wearhouse
Videographer:  David Ethridge, Brian Ethridge and Richard Glover with AVR Films
Wedding Planning and Event Design:  Duncan Reyes with f. duncan reyes events by design

Warren & Jessica - The Westin {San Francisco} from David Ethridge - AVR Films on Vimeo.

1 comment:

AVRfilms, a Couture HDSLR and 8mm Film Style Wedding Cinematography Company for the San Francisco Bay Area said...

What an incredible day Jessica and Warren! One of the funnest weddings of the year and so much eye candy everywhere you looked thanks to Duncan.
You were so beautiful Jessica and loved it all!