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I Do Venues: 1Fort Mason A Day with Duncan Reyes

I Do Venues: 1Fort Mason A Day with Duncan Reyes

Photography by: Choco Studio

Summary

Duncan Reyes knows how to throw a party! For over ten years, Duncan has been the mastermind behind many downtown San Francisco posh soirees. His work at The Westin St. Francis, Fairmont Hotel, and Julia Morgan Ballroom have gained him a reputation for impeccable taste, top notch service, and creative flair. As the owner and creative muse behind F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design, he has been able to continue his passion for the perfect party for hundreds of Bay Area brides.

1 Fort Mason is a grand historic venue that captures the elegance and glamor of a bygone era. Duncan has worked his magic with this couple and incorporated just the right amount of vintage inspiration partnered with an innovative and contemporary design, and delivered an amazing look that is full of vibrant energy.
The profusion of richly colored orchids is a simple yet playful way to bring an abundance of color into the design. The mixed hues of lilac, lavender, and plum compliment each other, bringing depth to the design. I love, love, love the centerpieces! What a great use of the apothecary jars. The mixture of color and texture in a three dimensional display is wonderful.

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"1 Fort Mason is like a clean giant canvas just waiting for the artist to paint a masterpiece. The venue itself has a wonderful history and every room has majestic scenic views of San Francisco Bay. This particular celebration had a design that was contemporary and eclectic. The vibrant colors resonated with the vibe of a chic dance club or a lounge which was perfectly paired with electrifying energy of the bride, groom, their families and guests. The couple chose a great color palette and theme that reflected their personalities - sexy, seductive, unique, elegant and hot! " Duncan Reyes

I Do Venues wants to recognize the talented team of wedding professionals who helped to make this bride's dream a reality: Photographer - Choco Studio, Designer / Planner - Duncan Reyes & Dennis Menendez of F. Duncan Reyes Events by Design, Venue - 1 Fort Mason, Florist - Natalini Flowers, Catering - LRE Catering, Event Rentals - Hartmann Studios, Lighting Design - Got Light?, Cake - The Cakemaker, Tuxedo Rental & Sales - Black Tie Tuxedos, Hair and Make-up - Glama-Rama Salon, Entertainment - Synchronicity Strings and BKR Production, Inc., Transportation - C&M Limousine and SF Minibus.