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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.

Mr. & Mrs. Solmonson Tie the Knot!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Solmonson who tied the knot on Friday, October 11th.

While common marriage advice holds that a person should place his or her marriage above all else, military spouses like them who are both Captains in the Air Force, often don’t.  Living with this reality often requires a lot of patience where “duty is first, everything else is second”.   So with their busy schedules and them being deployed separately at two different locations, planning their Wedding was meticulously done ahead of time with the Bride’s parents at hand in their absence.

Nonetheless, their beautiful Wedding was a very intimate group of less than 40 guests of their closest friends and families who reveled over a long and memorable weekend in Wine Country.  Their ceremony was held in Our Lady of the Grapes Chapel, followed by their Reception in the Vineyard Terrace and a romantic Dinner at the Estate Wine Cave at The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa.

Once again, CONGRATULATIONS, and a heartfelt thanks for your duty, honor and commitment to serve our nation and defend our country.

My special thanks to my amazing team of Wedding Vendors who helped me create their Special Weekend.

Wedding Planning and Event Design  |  Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco

Photography  |  Shan Lu and Chris Emura

Catering, Hotel Accommodations and Venue  |  Carly Orris and Tiana Shaw

Cupcakes and Wedding Cake  |  Kara's Cupcakes

Entertainment (Ceremony and Reception)  |  DJ Alexander Hansen
AMS Entertainment c/o Frances Nelson

Floral Design  |  Vicki Dodd

Hair and Make-Up  |  Marie Komoda
Luxe Hair Design

Hotel Accommodations (Guests)  |  Megan Blankenheim

Officiant  |  Faith Whitmore

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner  |  CuveĆ©

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