Twin Oaks Weddings Blog

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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 🙂

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!

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!”