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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.

Ryan & Tom Tie the Knot!

Congratulations to Ryan (aka “BHE-Best Husband Ever”) and Tom (aka “BME-Best Man Ever) who both tied the knot last September 28th at the Grand Hyatt Union Square’s 36th floor.  The Ceremony was held in the Union Square Room followed by the Reception in the Bayview Room both modern and elegant, boasting expansive bay views of San Francisco with wall to wall, floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

They’d like to say that they met the old fashioned way – in a bar.  As Ryan walked down the street into a local Castro watering hole in San Francisco, he saw Tom sitting there.  Their eyes locked and within minutes, it was love at first sight and the rest was history.

During a 4th of July weekend in Provincetown, Ryan and Tom were having brunch and then meandered down the street and decided to pop into a jewelry store.  They were admiring some rings, then left.  But the next day, they found themselves in front of the same store, looking at each other and said, “should we do this?”.  The look in Tom’s eyes said it all.  They walked in and selected rings and without hesitation, Ryan got down on one knee, looked up at Tom and asked him to be his husband  Before Ryan could get the words out, Tom didn’t hesitate to burst out with a resounding YES and jumped in Ryan’s arms.  All the patrons and clerks immediately cried and rejoiced.

Many thanks to all my amazing Wedding Vendors who were instrumental in helping me create their Special Day.

Wedding Planning and Event Design  |  Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco

Photography  |  Brian MacStay and Barbarra Yasuhara

Catering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue  |  Melissa Goodman

Catering (Bachelor Party)  |  Chef Adam Timney

Cupcakes  |  Kayla Yu

Dance Lessons  |  Cynthia Glinka

Entertainment  |  DJ Nate Seider

Floral Design  |  Lisa Krylov Shoen

Hair, Make-Up and Grooming  |  Ramee Hurwitz and Brenna Guier

Lighting Design  |  StefaNia Contreras, Jerome Danger,
Tyrone Laurie and Pat Kelso

Officiant  |  Pete Harrison (Friend of the Grooms)

Rehearsal Dinner  |  Vanessa Harris

Rehearsal Dinner


Wedding Day!