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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.

Engie & Minah Tie the Knot!

Engie Messiha and Minah Attia were married last October at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, followed by their grand celebration in the beautiful grandeur of San Francisco City Hall, the city's "Crown Jewel".  It was a Wedding fit for royalty in all its magical splendor.

Once in a while, you come across someone that has an infectious smile ... the one you envy ... a smile that is always showing and full of joy.  If they smile at you, there's no chance that you can't help but smile back.  If you catch them smiling at each other, there's no doubt in your heart that they are head over heels in love.  Engie is one of those people, and Minah definitely brings it out in her.  And how can you not - he's tall, dark and handsome and she's got beautiful eyes that mesmerize.  It's no wonder these two are perfect for each other.

" . . . Dance like no one is watching
Sing like no one is listening
Love like you've never been hurt
Live like it's Heaven on Earth
A Dream that is dreamed by two
will always comes true "

And to my amazing couple . . . sometimes it is hard to believe that somewhere there is someone waiting for you, but now you both know how inevitable it is and how beautiful fate could be.  May you carry all the colors of love, luck, care, hope and happiness that is in store for both of you, with a blissful life ahead.

My heartfelt thanks to my special team of "Wedding Vendors Extraordinnaire" for helping me create an awe-inspiring, stunningly gorgeous Wedding for Engie and Minah.  Special kudos to my Associate, Tony Colvin, for being my amazing "Wing Man".  And to two of my most favorite and talented photographers, Evonne and Darren Wong with U Me Us Studios ..... these images left me breathless!

Wedding Planning and Event Design - Duncan Reyes and Tony Colvin

Photography - Evonne and Darren Wong

Catering - Jim Standfield and Alicia Kite

Entertainment - DJ Nile (Fady Awad)

Floral Design - Crispy Luppino and Tess Mata

Hair and Make-Up - Lela Nguyen

Hotel Accommodations and Rehearsal Dinner - Rachel Prasad and Siba Tarassoly

Lighting Design - StefaNia Contreras and Dan Knight

Rentals (Ceremony Throne Chairs) - Event Magic

Rentals (Chirvari Chairs) - Bill Kelleher

Rentals (Tablescape) - Classic Party Rentals

Shuttle Transportation - Cloud 9 Limousine and Transportation

Venue (Ceremony) - St. Nicholas Church

Venue (Reception) - Elsie McAteer, Daniela Kronenberg, Christi Robb, Carmen So and Amy Chen

Videography - Alan Silva

Wedding Cake - Julie Durkee

1 comment:

Evonne & Darren Wong said...

Thanks, Duncan! It was so much fun working with you and your dream team.