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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.

Rhea & Sumant Tie the Knot!

Rhea Antonio and Sumant Chakravarthy were married last October at the Treasure Island Navy Chapel followed by their Reception at Pavilion by the Bay.

The first time Rhea and Sumant met was at a mutual friend's cotillion back in 2001.  It was there that Rhea would end up figuring out the name she would be taking nearly 11 years later.  On a fine February evening, knowing that she had to pronounce his name, Rhea approached Sumant and asked, "How do you pronounce your last name?".  From here, the story is different depending on how you ask.  Rhea claims Sumant, in a harsh, annoyed tone remarked, "It's phonetic!" Sumant thinks otherwise.  Sumant claims that he answered, "Oh, it's phonetic.  Chak-Ra-Var-Thee" in an offensive, calm manner.  We will let you decide who is correct.  Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, it was there that the relationship first started.

" Here's wishing each new day finds your hearts closer, your lives fuller, your love deeper.  May your love bloom brighter and your companionship grow sweeter with each passing year.  Congratulations, Mr.  and Mrs. Chakravarthy! " . . . and I pronounce that really well  ;-)

My hats off to my incredible "Wedding Dream Team" who was full of excitement, energy and enthusiasm in helping me create such a fabulous Wedding for Rhea and Sumant . . . great comraderie, great fun and great teamwork - love you guys!  These spectacular images below were captured by the keen eye of the ever-so-talented, award-winning photographer, Sasha Leahovcenco of You+We Photography . . . simply A-MA-ZING!!!

Wedding Planning and Event Design - Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco

Photography - Sasha Leahovcenco

Videography - Alexsandr & Diana Shik

Catering - Lynn Box, Chantel Ginocchio, Sheila Moore and Peter McCaffrey

Catering (Food Truck) - Tan Truong

Catering (Sorbet) - Mena Kamel

Ceremony Entertainment - Christopher Smith, Art Ocdamia and Niño Chua

DJ Entertainment & Sound - Jason Mitchell

Floral Design - Jeeryn Dang

Hair and Make-Up - Joey Cheung

Hotel Accommodations - Jill Plemons

Lighting Design - Victor Castrillo

Officiant - Mark Sithi (Friend of the Bride and Groom)

Photo Booth - Nima Salimi and Omeed Salimi

Printing and Stationery - Menna Etheridge, Down-to-Earth Paperworks
Graphic Artwork - Plaid and Hound

Rentals - Mindy Roark

Transportation (Bride and Groom's) - Carl Payne

Transportation (Wedding Guests) - Shiela Ramos

Venue - Lynn Box and Chantel Ginocchio
Pavilion by the Bay (Reception)

Venue (Wedding Rehearsal Dinner)

Wedding Cake - Gabrielle Feuersinger and Talya Brass


1 comment:

Sasha said...

It was such a pleasure working with you Duncan!