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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.

Winnie & Alex Tie the Knot!

Winnie Chan and Alex Hwee were married last June at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City.  Their Ceremony took place outdoors on the Outdoor Deck by the Lake, followed by their Reception in the Fountain Courtyard and Ballroom.  The vibrant colors of of the hotel's interiors and the colors of the blue lake and the tree-lined exteriors were the inspiration to their design, painted with sophisticated contemporary hues of cobalt blue, chartreuse and violet.  Images of their majestic day were taken by Ricky Wong of W Photography.

Special thanks to my fantastic team of Wedding Pro's who made this a memorable day for Winnie and Alex that they will never forget.

" May you always need one another, to fill an emptiness, but to help each other know your fullness.  May you want one another, but not out of lack.  May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another.  May you succeed in all importants ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces.  May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy.  May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another "

Wedding Planning and Event Design - Duncan Reyes and Marlen Abolafia

Catering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue - Lisa Tomasi

Chair Rentals - Beverly Yip

Entertainment (Ceremony) - Rachel-Turner Houk

Entertainment (Reception), Sound and Lighting - DJ Jason Mitchell

Event Rentals - Mindy Roark

Floral Design - Jeeryn Dang

Hair and Make-Up - Jessie Weng

Lighting Design - Victor Castrillo

Limousine - Mark Pourgagin

Officiant - Rev. Rich Menefee

Photo Booth - Roman and Luiza Flodr

Photography and Videography - Ricky Wong

Tuxedo Rental and Sales - Michael Davenport

Wedding Cake - Chef Bala Subrahmanyam

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner