About DUNCAN

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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 over 30+ 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.

Bryan and John Tie the Knot!

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BRYAN NADEAU and DR. JOHN C. DAVIS, JR.


One of the best parts of my job is being able to witness fantastic life moments through my clients, Bryan Nadeau and Dr. John C. Davis, Jr..  It sure makes me feel pretty blessed to be able to do this! They are so sweet together, unmatched and they speak love to each other without saying anything. I absolutely love how they love.  They are the kind of couple who always brings a smile to your face when you think of them.  The kind of people who hugs everyone repeatedly.  And like them, their friends & families were just as charming, beautiful and gracious.

The Wedding was held last March 8th at the historic University Club of San Francisco.  Their day couldn’t have been more perfect!  After weeks of rain and storms, the clouds cleared as though someone up there just parted the skies to let the sunshine in just for them.  They both looked radiant, dashing and impeccably dressed in their formalwear as did their son, Myles, who sported a tuxedo for the very first time – and oh how ravishingly handsome this family looked! 

The venue was no exception – the ceremony room was transformed into this romantic atmosphere glistened by the beauty of warm light and sparkling candlelight embraced with bejeweling florals against a panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline.

And as the wedding party first walked in, they were serenaded with a soothing tune called “All My Roads” sung by Collin Raye.  And as the music played, the melody and lyrics gave everyone chills with an emotional experience to Bryan & John’s journey in finding true love.  You can just feel the excitement and the momentum build as they both walked down with Myles between them, beaming.  I looked around and of course, there was not a dry eye in the room (including mine, I will admit!).  Readings were read;  vows and rings were exchanged, and then they sealed it all with a kiss (correction … kisses!).  The audience bursted with elation and applause.  At last, after 9 years of endless love and devotion, their dream finally came true!

And so the celebration continued with a spectacularly dazzling dinner setting and an exquisite gastronomic dinner paired with fine wines, with sweet endings to a delectable wedding cake made with Italian Cream and Ivory Fondant filled with Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Bavarian Cream.  After a sumptuous meal, the guests “tripped to the lights fantastic” and danced the night away.  Oh but wait … let’s not forget Bryan and John’s dramatic First Dance!  They first entered from both ends of the room as they each circled around the dancefloor keeping distance of each other, as though in courtship.  Until finally they meet in the middle, arms locked in position, face-to-face, as they danced to the wedding classic, “At Last” by Etta James.  It was superb …. BRAVO – right down to the dip (nicely done, John!).

Humble, heartwarming, enthusiastic, fun and loving – these are all the key elements to a wonderful marriage.  And for Bryan and John, they embody all of them.  It was a spectacular evening filled with romance, magic and love ... lots of it!  Flawless and fabulous, just like them!

Congratulations again to both of you – the “Dream Team” is so very happy, proud and honored to have been a part of your beautiful day.

My sincerest gratitude to my terrific team of wedding professionals - you are all masters of your craft who created a Masterpiece Wedding that Bryan and John will never forget!


Note:  Visit this link to view their blog on their Wedding Engagement

Wedding Planning and Event Design | Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco

Photography | Sandra Marie Fazzino and Jennifer Low

Cake | Maralyn Tabatsky

Catering, Ceremony and Reception Venue | Gail Lee

DJ Entertainment, Ceremony Sound and Lighting:  Jason Mitchell

Floral Design | Jeeryn Dang
Tanjeeryn Designs

Groom, Hair and Make-Up | Nancie Marsalis and Nellie Magunda

Hotel Accommodations | Janel Barnes and Jane Kim
Stanford Court Hotel

Officiant | Rev. Dr. David Sammons

"Day Of" Stationeries Printing | Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez
Creative Designs by Mimi

Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Francesco d'Ippolito
Poesia

Rentals | Mindy Roark-Aldridge
Classic Party Rentals

Rentals (Chirvari Chairs) | Beverly Yip
Especially Yours Chair Covers and Rentals

Tuxedo Rentals and Sales | Michael Davenport
Black Tie Tuxedos


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