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We’re not done yet! The price is right and their personality is bright, but hold on tight, you might not have the rights to your photos after tonight!

Make sure you know exactly what you are getting before you sign the photo contract.  Here are some key discussion points to remember:

- Discuss your rights over your photos, do you have unlimited rights to do as you wish with your pictures?

- Who can print and post the photos? Typically photographers will only give you permission to post photos if they are water marked or give credit to them. In some cases the only way you can print your photos is by ordering them through your photographer or their company.

Rights - Future Photo Usage

Just because they are your photos and photos of you, does not necessarily mean you use them. Not big on the idea of anyone being able to view your photos? Have it stated in the contract that the images are only for a private shopping cart. The photographer can still own the copyright, but they will have the ability to post the photos so your family can view and purchase them. Unlimited usage is typically more convenient to you as a client. Unlimited usage means you’re not in charge of getting the photos out to Aunt Wilma in Nebraska. Most couples want the pictures online for family to order. If you own the copyright, the photo studio doesn’t have the right to put them on the shopping cart to show or sell online.

UNLIMITED usage is key!

True Photography made sure to mention that “What is most important is that you have unlimited usage of the images. This gives you the freedom to print the images, share them, give them away, etc…”. Basically, you can do whatever you want except sell your photos for profit.

Lastly, you’ll want to know how long it will take to receive them. While some photographers have assistants that can edit your photos on the spot and post them instantly, it may take another individual months to get your photos back to you. Turnaround time largely depends on your package, how many pictures you are expecting and what pictures need retouching. We know your wedding is the most important one on their to-do list. But be patient, there may be other happy couples also awaiting their photos because you all picked an amazing photographer.

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*Impressed and interested with our wedding photos here at Twin Oaks Golf Course? We are more than happy to share our vendors with you and discuss your wedding ideas!*

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Photo Rights, Part 6 of Lights, Camera, Action!

We’re not done yet! The price is right and their personality is bright, but hold on tight, you might not have the rights to your photos after tonight!

Make sure you know exactly what you are getting before you sign the photo contract.  Here are some key discussion points to remember:

– Discuss your rights over your photos, do you have unlimited rights to do as you wish with your pictures?

– Who can print and post the photos? Typically photographers will only give you permission to post photos if they are water marked or give credit to them. In some cases the only way you can print your photos is by ordering them through your photographer or their company.

Rights – Future Photo Usage

Just because they are your photos and photos of you, does not necessarily mean you use them. Not big on the idea of anyone being able to view your photos? Have it stated in the contract that the images are only for a private shopping cart. The photographer can still own the copyright, but they will have the ability to post the photos so your family can view and purchase them. Unlimited usage is typically more convenient to you as a client. Unlimited usage means you’re not in charge of getting the photos out to Aunt Wilma in Nebraska. Most couples want the pictures online for family to order. If you own the copyright, the photo studio doesn’t have the right to put them on the shopping cart to show or sell online.

UNLIMITED usage is key!

True Photography made sure to mention that “What is most important is that you have unlimited usage of the images. This gives you the freedom to print the images, share them, give them away, etc…”. Basically, you can do whatever you want except sell your photos for profit.

Lastly, you’ll want to know how long it will take to receive them. While some photographers have assistants that can edit your photos on the spot and post them instantly, it may take another individual months to get your photos back to you. Turnaround time largely depends on your package, how many pictures you are expecting and what pictures need retouching. We know your wedding is the most important one on their to-do list. But be patient, there may be other happy couples also awaiting their photos because you all picked an amazing photographer.

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*Impressed and interested with our wedding photos here at Twin Oaks Golf Course? We are more than happy to share our vendors with you and discuss your wedding ideas!*

Not Your Average Two Step

Jeff and Natasha met at their now favorite bar Incahoots. Incahoots is a lively line dancing, Country themed bar located in Mission Valley. Jeff who had been a regular for at least a year before Natasha had started going to the bar, tricked her into thinking it was his first time visiting the bar. Long story short, Jeff went out on the dance floor and showed Natasha that it was definitely not his first rodeo. From there Jeff was able to Two Step his way from the dance floor into Natasha’s heart. They have now been dating for three years since that night at Incahoots.

Last year the couple went on a vacation to the beautiful island of Kauai, HI. While in Kauai they went on a tour to see the Fern Grotto; a renowned romantic destination because of the lush ferns growing on the cave walls as a result of moisture seeping from the irrigation of sugarcane growing on the cliff plateau. As they were approaching the end of the tour to head back to the boat, it is a tradition for the tour guides to play “the wedding song“. As part of the tradition at the end of the song you kiss the person next to you. Before Jeff and Natasha headed back to the boat, Jeff asked another couple if they could take a picture of them. Then, he asked them to take one more… Jeff got down on one knee and proposed, of course Natasha said yes!

We Chose Weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course Oaks because…

“We thought it represented who we are as a couple and as individuals. We’re both very simple people and Twin Oaks had that vibe about it. It is one of the locations that you don’t even need to add many decorations to it, because it is just naturally beautiful. The first time we saw the venue together we knew this was the place for us instantly. As a married couple, we’re both looking forward to building our lives together. We both want to travel the world and experience different countries and cultures and we couldn’t be happier than to spend it with each other (as corny as that sounds)”.

  • August 11, 2016
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Party Lights and Party People

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Turn the lights down low and let’s dance!

While many people have started to shy away from strobe lights, and rightfully so! Disco lights are still very much a part of the scene. DJ’s, are always up to date on the latest lighting, music trends and have many idea’s that ensure you will get your groove on. Some things you can plan to ask a potential DJ is if they offer uplighting, gobo’s, and market lighting, as discussed in Lights- Part 1. If available, your DJ can change the colors, add a custom monogram for “let’s dance” and rotate the through different colors to really get the energy going. Ask to see past events the DJ has hosted, in this day of YouTube and technology there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to find a reputable DJ’s past hosted events.

Want to take your dancing to the next level? Dancing queens are turning to light-up dance floors. What more can you think of!?

For more information, contact jjohnson@jcresorts.com or view our preferred vendor list.

Dazzling Outdoor Lights

Summer weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course, evening patio with market lightsLights – Part 2

Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time for outside weddings! With the right lights and ambiance you can turn any patio into your perfect dream wedding. Here are some of our favorite outdoor looks.

 

 

 

Summer weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course, String lights

Market lights are back and in popular demand. Many venues like Twin Oaks Golf Course already have market lights set up, giving our patio a classic nostalgic touch to allow for an intimate evening. If your selected venue does not have market lights there are many local listings that will go to your venue and take care of the set-up and take-down. Use String lights as a great alternative to decorate walls, ivy, bushes and trees to give your wedding that extra little dazzle that makes for beautiful romantic pictures.

Summer weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course, market lights with lanterns

 

Chandeliers and lanterns – no longer reserved for inside only. Chandeliers are being used outside to give the venue a personal touch from the bride and groom. Used them to change the entire style of wedding from modern to rustic or rustic to traditional. One of our favorites here, is to mix in some lanterns with our market lights. This adds a little more detail to our venue. Want to make it more personalized for your wedding? Order lanterns in your wedding colors or have a monogram placed on the lantern. Later you can take the lanterns home and use them on your own patio as a keepsake.

 

 

 

 

 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Weddings at Twin Oaks, uplighting

Beautiful Example of Uplighting

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Part 1…

Want to decorate those plain white walls at your wedding venue?

Try uplighting. Uplighting can be used to bring attention to the wedding party table, desserts, entrances and whatever else your heart desires! Add your wedding colors to the room and break up plain white walls. One of the best things about uplighting is they can change quickly to whatever color needs to be used and this can signal to your guests that it’s time to eat, toast or dance!

Gobo lighting is one of the latest trends to hit wedding walls. Gobo “Goes Before Optics” is a small stencil that slides over the light source to project any desired image on a wall, dance floor or ceiling. What’s great about this is it can be unique to you. Often times the happy couple will have a stencil of their monograms, dates or a starry night.

For more information, contact jjohnson@jcresorts.com or view our preferred vendor list.

 

Weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course, Personalized gobo

Personalized Gobo. PC: Equinox Photo

Weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course. Personalized gobo

Gobo on The Dance Floor

 

 

Carol Anne & John

We got engaged December 12, 2015 (we went horseback riding on the beach — it was amazing!)

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We selected Twin Oaks as our venue for a few reasons — it’s where I grew up (right across the street from my house), and it had everything I was looking for in a venue (I love the grass area with the arch, the cute patios on the side, and the indoor clubhouse for the reception! I wanted to be able to have the ceremony and the reception at the same place.

We are both really looking forward to just being together more and doing life with each other after we get married. I currently live in San Marcos and John lives in Pacific Beach — it will be nice not to have to be so far apart!

San Diego Weddings Information

Quick Tips and Useful Information

Weddings at Twin Oaks offers help to plan and execute the perfect wedding reception.

We would be nothing if it weren’t for the great relationships we’ve forged with many of San Diego’s best event vendors. We’ve worked with each of these companies many times (and many other great companies not on that list) and can’t stress how important the venue and vendor selection process is.

Once you’ve found a Ceremony & Reception Venue in San Diego, the typical order of selecting vendors is as follows:

 

  • Wedding Planner, Wedding DJ, Photographer/Videographer
  • Dresses, Invitations, Flowers, Officiant
  • Photo Booth, Event Lighting, Party Rentals, Cake
  • Favors, Wedding Party Thank You Gifts, etc…

 

Obtaining your marriage license in San Diego County is pretty simple. All you have to do is bring your fiance to one of the San Diego County Clerk’s Offices and fill out some preliminary paperwork. You can download the standard marriage application HERE. Once your application is processed and approved, you will then bring that certificate to your wedding ceremony. Both of you, your wedding officiant, and witnesses can sign it after the conclusion of your wedding ceremony. Simply, return a copy to the City Clerk and your authorized copy will arrive back in a few weeks! Your San Diego Wedding experience will then be completed!

Congratulations Lisa & Brad

We are so excited to be hosting your September Wedding at Twin Oaks Golf Course! We look forward to making your day very special.

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About the Happy Couple:

Lisa and Brad met at University of California, San Diego, and have been best friends ever since. They’ve enjoyed each other’s company for six years, and look forward to laughing together for the rest of their lives.

Why they selected Twin Oaks Golf Course:

“We selected Twin Oaks Golf Course because of the amazing venue and how great the staff is. Both Jill and Pam have been nothing but quick and helpful with our questions. I cannot wait to have our dream wedding here in September 2015!”

Weddings from Around the World

Love is universal, but how we celebrate love and union differs from place to place, person to person.

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America

American wedding customs borrow heavily from other cultures, allowing for great flexibility.
While veils have become an element of the bride’s fashion…

  • The Romans implemented flame-colored veils to ward off evil spirits.
  • In many religions, the veil symbolizes respect and humility before God.
  • In Victorian times, the length, weight, and quality of the veil signified the bride’s social status.

The “something old, something new…” tradition comes from an Old English rhyme with each object meant as a good luck charm.

  • Something old: Continuity
  • Something new: Optimism for the future
  • Something borrowed: Borrowed happiness
  • Something blue: Purity, love, fidelity
  • A sixpence in your shoe: Good fortune and prosperity

Spain/Mexico

After the bride accepts the proposal, the groom is expected to give the bride’s father a watch.

Madrinas and padrinos, which are special wedding sponsors, act as mentors throughout the couple’s engagement and marriage.

The groom gives the bride 13 gold coins (las arras), which symbolize good luck and the groom’s ability to financially provide for the bride.

After the exchange of vows, the lazo, a long strand of rosary beads, is placed around the couple’s necks in the shape of a figure eight, symbolizing union and protection.

Jamaica

The traditional wedding cake is a fruit cake laced with strong rum.

  • As soon as the couple is engaged, the groom’s grandmother is responsible for soaking dried fruit in rum during the engagement period.
  • The mother or grandmother of the bride bakes the cake using the rum-soaked fruit a week before the wedding.
  • On the morning of the wedding, the cake is carried to the venue in a procession led by the village matriarchs.

The bride’s gown incorporates a piece of lace from her mother’s gown.

Under the groom’s supervision, men of the community construct a marquee for the venue using coconut boughs.

Pakistan

Pakistani weddings occur in stages over a few days.

  • Mehndi – The two families come together to celebrate the upcoming wedding. Guests wear green, orange, yellow, and other bright colors. The bride’s hands are painted with henna.
  • Baraat – Considered the main wedding event, the event is hosted by the bride’s family and includes a feast and a holy ceremony (Nikah) wherein the bride and groom are declared husband and wife.
  • Walima – This event is hosted by the groom and his family and involves a big feast and general merriment.

India

During the pre-wedding ceremony, called mandap muhurat, the bride and groom are rubbed with turmeric powder for smooth skin.

Female friends apply henna paintings to the bride’s hands.

Saptapadi, the exchange of vows, is the most important part of the ceremony.

  • The bride and groom circle a sacred fire three times.
  • The couple exchanges vows after the first round, which takes exactly seven steps.
  • After the third round, the groom gives the bride a silver ring.

In lieu of cake, newlyweds feed each other five bites of (usually) honey and yogurt.

China

The morning of the wedding, the groom must perform various tasks for the bride’s family in an elaborate ceremony before the bride is “let go.”

A pre-wedding tea ceremony acts as a “formal introduction” between the bride and the groom’s family.

Superstitions dictate that the exchange of vows happens at a half hour mark, ensuring that the marriage starts on a literal upswing with the hands of the clock moving up to the top.

Japan

The bride is painted white to signify that she is a pure maiden.

The bride also wears an elaborate hood to hide her “horns of jealousy,” symbolizing her urge to become an obedient, gentle wife.

San-san-kudo – The groom and the bride take three separate sips of rice wine from different cups. The sake is then offered to their families to symbolize new bonds.

South Korea

South Korean weddings often start with a more modern Western ceremony before proceeding to a smaller traditional ceremony.

Traditionally, a man wishing to marry a woman would provide her parents with a pair of live geese. Today, the geese have been replaced by a pair of wooden ducks, symbolizing the bride and groom.

The bride and groom seal their union by drinking a special rice wine poured into a half-gourd.

At the end of the traditional paebaek ceremony, the parents throw dried dates at the couple. The couple holds an embroidered sheet between them. The number of dates they catch indicates the number of children they will have.

Germany

When a German girl is born, the family plants several trees in her honor. Come wedding day, the trees are sold, and the money is used for her dowry.

Friends and family also print a wedding newspaper, featuring pictures and articles about the couple. The paper is sold at the wedding, and the money goes toward the honeymoon.

Ethiopia

On the wedding day, the bride’s family and friends block entrance into her home. The groom and his “best men” must sing and force their way into the bride’s home.

Ghana

The groom and his family proposes to the bride in the presence of friends, family, and well-wishers.

Kenya

The Swahili people bathe their brides in sandalwood oils and draw henna designs on her limbs.

Madagascar

Some sources suggest that Malagasy grooms practice the traditions of vodiondry and tampi-maso.

  • Literally translating to “lamb’s rump,” vodiondry is a gift given by the groom to the bride’s parents as a sign of respect and gratitude.
  • Meaning “eyewear,” the tampi-maso is a gift given to the bride’s brother, traditionally meant as a decoy to distract him from the sorrow of losing his sister.

Italy

Friends and family tie a knot in front of the wedding chapel as a sign of the newlyweds union.

At the end of the wedding reception, Italians will often break glass. The number of glass shards determines the number of happy years of marriage.

Ireland

During Leap Years, women are traditionally expected to propose to men.

Irish brides used to carry real horseshoes for luck. Now they have porcelain or fabric horseshoes.

Czech Republic

Prior to the wedding, the bride’s friends plant a tree in her yard. The tree is decorated with painted eggshells and colorful ribbons. According to legend, the bride will live as long as the tree.

Norway

The wedding cake, known as the kransekake, is made of bread and is topped with cream, cheese, and syrup.

The bride wears a silver or gold crown featuring spoon-shaped bangles that, according to legend, ward off evil spirits with their tinkling.

Wales

Welsh grooms carve lovespoons for their potential brides. Traditionally, the spoon showed the bride’s father that the groom could provide for his family and is capable of fine woodworking.

Russia

Vykup nevesty – On the day of the wedding, the groom must pay a ransom—normally jewelry or money—to the bride’s parents. Once the parents are satisfied, they give the bride away to the groom.

Sweden

Swedish brides traditionally wear three rings:

  • One for engagement
  • One for marriage
  • One for motherhood

During the reception, if the groom leaves the room, the other men are allowed to kiss the bride, and vice versa.

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How to Make Table Top Terrariums for Your Wedding

weddingTerrariums are a simple, beautiful, and unique way to adorn the tables on your special day. You don’t need a designer, a green thumb, or a lot of money to make these fun little table toppers. Here we’ll walk through the simple steps involved in creating these tiny landscapes that require just a little time and effort.

Choose the Theme

Terrariums can be woven into just about any wedding theme. Sand and shells can be used to create a miniature beach landscape, or you can build a miniature water garden or ferny forest with a few water-loving plants. Decide what theme you’d like to emulate and then pick your plants and your container to match. You can even interweave figurines or small tokens within the terrariums to add some additional flair. Miniature Adirondack chairs, flip-flops, and cocktail umbrellas all make cute additions to a beach theme, or small glass and ceramic toadstools and butterflies can be added among ferns for a woodsy effect.

Create the Containers

Depending on the budget for your wedding, you can purchase specially made terrarium globes or simply pick up something that strikes your fancy. Just about any container will work as a foundation as long as it is mid-sized, water tight on the bottom, and has an opening on the top. Mason jars, vases, fish bowls, tea cups, and even margarita glasses can all be used to create terrarium centerpieces. Check out antique, thrift, or dollar stores for inexpensive and unique options.

Once you have your containers, create your base by filling the bottom with a layer of rocks or activated charcoal to allow for drainage. Add sand or terrarium soil. Try to find a base that will match your theme, and weave in wedding accents by using colored sand or gravel to match your wedding palette. Think about the plants you’ll be using as well. Succulents enjoy sand, and ferns and water plants will do best with rocks or terrarium soil. Terrarium soil can be found at your local nursery and is formulated to retain moisture while resisting mold.

Put in the Plants

Succulents are a great option when creating table top terrariums. They are hardy, require little water, and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some great options are cacti, aloe plants, and tillandsias (air plants). If you aren’t going for the theme of sun and sand, try humidity-loving plants, such as ajuga, club moss, Scotch or Irish moss, maidenhair ferns, African violets, or moth orchids.

Once you have your plants arranged, take a small paintbrush and brush off loose dirt and sand that may have collected on leaves during arrangement. You can also use the brush to arrange the sand or dirt and make small dunes or hills for added texture.

Taking Care of Your Terrariums

The great thing about using living centerpieces is that you can create them well in advance of the big day. Make sure that succulents are kept in bright light and that more humidity-loving plants are kept moist.

These cute little centerpieces can also go home with the guests, giving them the chance to bring a piece of your wedding to remember the event when they leave.

  • May 7, 2014
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