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Our Story

O'Brien and I met at a mutual friend's Christmas party in 2011. O'Brien expressed an interest but I had a boyfriend at the time. We remained very good friends and went through the gamut of relationships over the course of 4 years, always there to support each other and offer a laugh and the occasional coffee. In the beginning of 2015 we both went through difficult breakups. We spent a lot of time together, supporting each other and going on outings to get our minds off of a difficult time. In June 2015 we finally realized what had been right in front of our faces the entire time. We gave dating a shot and have been inseparable ever since. O'Brien proposed one day short of our 1 year anniversary, on July 4th, 2016. Sneaky man, took my mother to dinner in June 2016 and asked my mother permission to take my hand. He then contacted my best friend, who lives on the opposite side of the country, to ask her permission and asked her to be apart of the proposal. Together the two had planned everything right up until the morning of the proposal! He proposed at the Cabrillo National Monument with a ring his mother had been saving for him :)

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Lindsey and O’Brien

 

Chrissy Walther Photography

Our Story

O’Brien and I met at a mutual friend’s Christmas party in 2011. O’Brien expressed an interest but I had a boyfriend at the time. We remained very good friends and went through the gamut of relationships over the course of 4 years, always there to support each other and offer a laugh and the occasional coffee. In the beginning of 2015 we both went through difficult breakups. We spent a lot of time together, supporting each other and going on outings to get our minds off of a difficult time.

In June 2015 we finally realized what had been right in front of our faces the entire time. We gave dating a shot and have been inseparable ever since. O’Brien proposed one day short of our 1 year anniversary, on July 4th, 2016. Sneaky man, took my mother to dinner in June 2016 and asked my mother permission to take my hand. He then contacted my best friend, who lives on the opposite side of the country, to ask her permission and asked her to be apart of the proposal. Together the two had planned everything right up until the morning of the proposal! He proposed at the Cabrillo National Monument with a ring his mother had been saving for him 🙂

  • May 9, 2017
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Friend Zone to End Zone

Ben and I, Lesley, were actually set-up by our moms almost 6 years ago.  We met for coffee and had a great conversation, but he was still put in the friend zone for 2 years.  Eventually I came to my senses and realized what a great guy he is and how lucky I would be to end up with him.

 

Now we’ve been together as a couple for about 4 years.  Ben proposed just before Christmas of 2015 at House of Hints, a company that has escape room experiences.  He arranged to have the ring as one of the clues in the puzzle to get out of the room.  I, of course, had no idea; when given the hint to find the black box on the shelf, I didn’t think it was necessary.

House of Hints – Engagement Photo

 

I unlocked the door that got us out of the room and found our families waiting there for us.  It was then that I realized we need that little black box. When we found it, Ben proposed in front of everyone.  It was a very special moment with both of our parents there, considering their integral role in helping us find each other.  We are looking forward to our wedding date next July and can’t wait for all the joys of marriage!

  • March 1, 2017
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Rachel and Andrew

Rachel and Andrew met in high school and started dating their senior year in high school four years ago. The two recently got engaged in August 2016 during Rachel’s annual family trip in Mammoth Lakes, CA. This happy couple loves to go hiking, skiing, and go to car shows as well. After they tie the knot, “we are most excited to start our new careers together and eventually start our own little family!”

 

Why They Chose Twin Oaks…

“We chose Twin Oaks Valley Golf Course as our venue because it is the perfect blend of being simple, classy, and beautiful!”

  • February 22, 2017
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When You Know, You Know!

Adam and Karen met last April 2016. Their first date was at Hotel del Coronado, it was the best first date either of them had ever been on. After years of dating and being hit or miss, it was so refreshing for Karen to meet Adam. She explained that “Adam was so honest, persuasive, and well very handsome”. He was always thinking and planning out their next date which was something so new to Karen.

And that was IT!

The two became girlfriend and boyfriend pretty quickly. Karen admitted “I knew that this was IT for me, plus Adam was pretty open about wanting to marry me from day one”! Adam proposed on October 31st while the two were on a trip in Napa, California. How could anyone not get engaged at the most romantic place on Earth, right? Adam nailed it!

Here at Twin Oaks we love how this cute couple announced their engagement on social media, so creative!

Karen and Adam 10-31-2016

She Said Yes!

We chose Weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course…

“Because it had a little bit of home for both of us. Adam is a country boy from Mississippi and I’m just a gal from Arizona. Adam loved the trees surrounding the golf course and I loved the mountains. Plus, Jill was so welcoming and patient with us making it pretty easy for us to decide on twin oaks.”

“We are both looking forward to sharing our love, loyalty, faithfulness, and admiration for one another for the rest of our lives”.

  • February 9, 2017
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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!*

Holy Maca-Ring! Congratulations to the soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Jarquin

Ortega Jarquin WeddingHector and I have been together for a little over 3.5 years. He proposed the day before our 3rd year anniversary! The proposal took me by surprise, which made it so much more memorable. We went to Carlsbad beach during sunset time and Hector surprised me with a wheel of macaroons (they are my favorite cookies, I’m obsessed.) When he opened the box the ring was in the middle!!! I was speechless. I was shocked I don’t remember him asking “will you marry me?” and I’m constantly asking for a “do over.”macaroon wheel

Hector and I met through a mutual friend, the funny thing is that we went to the same high school but we never crossed paths. He graduated from UCR and I graduated from UCSB. At times we can be very opposite in certain aspects, but we balance each other out. We really enjoy hiking with our dogs on the weekends, and exploring San Diego. We love all of the Marvel super hero movies, and I’ve gotten Hector to enjoy scary movies, some of my favorites include, The Conjuring, Annabelle, and The Orphanage.

“When we started looking at venues, we researched online through Google and The Knot. When we found your website we really liked the pictures. We made an appointment to tour the facility with Jill, and she was a great help! The venue has a beautiful view, and we fell in love with the outdoor space! We really liked the packages for food and drinks! It is a gorgeous space and we don’t feel like we are breaking the bank. The open house sealed the deal for us because it was nice to see it with decorations, and all the food. We both could see our wedding taking place there, and our parents loved it too!” – Rebeca Ortega

Congratulations, we can’t wait to bring your big day to life!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Ximena & Kyle

Weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course

I met Ximena through work. Some friends planned a beach day. I tried teaching Ximena how to surf and we hit it off. The rest as you say is history. J

We got engaged on December 27th 2015. 

We both love the Lord, enjoy beach days, hiking, quality food, family, friends and traveling.

We choose Twin Oaks as our wedding venue because we felt it was such a beautiful place to get married. We were looking for a specific budget range and with the variety of Twin Oaks wedding package options it  completely exceeded our expectations.

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!