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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.

Bridget & David Tie the Knot!

David Poland and Bridget Owens' Wedding last September at the historic Camp Richardson Resort in South Lake Tahoe has very special meaning to them.  They decided to begin their relationship on September 1, 2003 while hiking in South Lake Tahoe.  Their relationship was long distance with Bridget starting work on her Ph.D. in Santa Barbara, California and David living and working in Lakewood, Colorado.  In October 2005, David moved to Santa Barbara to be closer, while he still traveled for work as a Software Consultant, and in September 2006 they moved in together.  Despite living together, the adventure continued with many travels to far away places including Hong Kong, Africa and The Philippines.  With the harsh economy and few available jobs in 2009 they moved to O'Fallon, Illinois where Dave found work, but Bridget moved on to Helibad Heiligenstadt, Germany where she found a short-term postdoc at a research institute.  On a visit in September 2010, David proposed, and loving Germany so much Dave decided to follow Bridget again.  They both sought out new career opportunities which led them to their new home in Hanover, Germany.  Now 2 years after being engaged and one week after their 9th year together, they are sent off on their new adventure of marriage and living happily ever after.

German:  Was für ein schöner Tag für den neuen Start ins Leben für euch zwei! Teilt eure Liebe miteinander und passt gut auf das auf, was ihr zusammen erreicht habt.
English: How lovely is this day for this is the start of a new life shared by two! Keep sharing the love and care you’ve received mutually.
Glückwünsche an Ihrem Hochzeitstag!
Congratulations, Herr und Frau David und Bridget Poland!

A huge "Danke" to my superb "Wedding Dream Team" that helped bring their Wedding Fantasy to Life!  To my "Dynamic Duo", Evonne and Darren Wong with U Me Us Studios for capturing their special moments of a lifetime in every frame.  And a special kudos to my fabulous Associate, Mattie Pasion, for executing the "day of" flawlessly!

Wedding Planning and Event Design - Duncan Reyes and Mattie Pasion
F. Duncan Reyes Events By Design
"... hundreds of dreams ... thousands of details ... millions of memories"

Photography - Evonne and Darren Wong

Catering - Ali Berberich and Rosie Cohen

Entertainment (Ceremony) - Don and Liz Glattly

Entertainment (Reception) - DJ Trevor Stone

Floral Design - Terri Tepper
Flowers by Terri

Hair and Make-Up - Phil Blowney and Team
Sessions Salon

Hotel Accommodations , Ceremony and Reception Venue - Vanessa Santora
Camp Richardson

Lighting Design - StefaNia Contreras, Carolina Johnson, Jerome Danger, Kyle Martin and Rose Wilson
Atmosphere Lighting
"Lighting is Everything!"

Rehearsal Dinner - The Fresh Ketch Restaurant

Wedding Cake - Sarah Lofgren
Flour Girl Wedding Cakes

1 comment:

Evonne & Darren Wong said...

It was a pleasure working with you & Mattie in South Lake Tahoe! Looking forward to more weddings in 2013!