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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.

Rachel & Ace Tie the Knot!

Photo by Duncan Reyes

“Each and every time I plan a Wedding, I always remind all my Brides & Grooms that the only way we can make a success of your special day is to take care of it as though it was for my best friend’s wedding, and have fun with the planning process. Trust me … trust you … trust your Vendors. And that’s exactly what RACHEL ORIBELLO and ACE WHITE did. Not only were they the most remarkable couple I have ever met, they too have become very good friends. In fact, all the Wedding Vendors will agree with me when I say they are ‘Friends for Life’!

With the captivating view of the San Francisco skyline and city lights, embraced by the beauty of the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, along with the serenity of San Francisco Bay, they didn’t think twice and knew right away that Treasure Island would be the perfect venue for their Wedding Day. But with the unexpected news of the Bay Bridge’s closure due to repairs and the reopening of the Eastern span, they got worried and were hesitant of the thought of all the logistics involved in getting in and out of the island, and the inconveniences it would possibly cause to their guests. Having previously planned other Weddings during the bridge closure the last 3 years, I just had to work closely again with CalTrans officials and other bridge authorities to provide them access to and from San Francisco and Treasure Island so they can enjoy their Wedding. Relocating their Wedding venue nor changing their Wedding date simply was not an option – I just had to make it happen … and so I did. They were eventually granted access, and the Wedding celebration took off without a hitch, and far better than they all anticipated. To top it all off, our amazingly talented photographer Sasha Leahovcenco of You+We Photography, managed to capture a photo of them on the bridge (see below), making it a sweet ending to what had been a memorable evening they will never forget. It certainly was the very best Wedding ever that was nothing short of fabulous … just like Rachel and Ace!”

Huge kudos goes to my A-MAYYYY-ZING "Wedding Dream Team" for executing yet another flawless Wedding Extravaganza.  You guys rocked it!

Wedding Planning and Event Design  |  Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco

Photography  |  Sasha Leahovcenco and Alex Dzhumara

Cake  |  Chef Bala Subrahmanyam
The Cakemaker

Catering and Venue  |  Lynn Box and Angela Quan

Entertainment (Ceremony)  |  Rachel Turner-Houk

Entertainment (DJ)  |  Jason Mitchell

Floral Design  |  Nona Tai

Hair and Make-Up  |  Jennifer Toy

Hotel Accommodations

Lighting Design  |  Gary V. Villegas

Officiant  |  Rev. Rich Menefee

Photo Booth  |  Impressions Photo Booth
Tien Nguyen

Printing and Stationery  |  Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez

Rentals  |  Mindy Roark-Aldridge and Mari Barron

Transportation  |  Jennifer & Alex Jaciw

Transportation (Bride and Groom's Rolls Royce)  |  Carl Payne

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