(Closed) Twin Oaks Garden Estate Vendors

posted 6 years ago in San Diego
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@whatabother:  Hi there! We are getting married at Twin Oaks Garden Estate and recently booked all of our vendors. 

 

We interviewed: 

  • DJ- Paul Peterson (High Energy)
  • Officiant- Rev. Christopher Tuttle
  • Florist- Jerri Disney
  • Photographer- John Salgado

We chose all of these, except Paul Peterson. He was quoted as 200 less than what he currently charges, so we decided to use a DJ that my mother had recently met through a work function that is fabulous and charges the price point we were looking for. Honestly, all of their vendors are experienced with the location and are the best deals you will find. I highly recommend you stick to their preferred vendor list for those reasons and more. 

 

PM with any other questions you may have. I would love another Twin Oaks bride to compare with. And I am really curious what your experience with Twin Oaks has been so far.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am a Twin Oaks bride!!!

We are using:

Jerri Disney- Florist

Dapper Images- Photography/Videography

I still have yet to book a dj… I’m so lost about that one. Dj Paul Peterson seems cool but kind of corny. Hoping for suggestions!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jayebaby:  Check out Herbie Smith. He is awesome. Young, hip, and super cool. Has done weddings at Twin Oaks in the past so he is aware of the set up. Very professional and affordable. Experienced as an MC (took public speaking courses and radio, I believe…). His email is [email protected].

Tell him Jaime and Ryan referred you! 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Miss Heirloom:  We got him! Thanks so much for the recommendation. He seems awesome! Exactly what we were looking for!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@whatabother:  Hi my wedding is also at Twin Oaks Garden Estate we didn’t go through their vendors We chose ESTARR Entertainment for DJ AWESOME! and Crimson Cake is the best but her baby is due on our wedding day so now its For the Love of Cake in escondido. Jay Reiley is a great photographer based in Carlsbad good luck!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jayebaby:  ESTARR ENTERTAINMENT HE IS GREAT HE HAS DONE WEDDINGS THERE SO KNOWS SET UP. VERY GOOD MIXER AND GOOD MUSIC.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have any of you had your design meeting yet? They told me on the phone that they have several vintage pieces of furniture but they don’t have pictures. Does anyone remember what furniture pieces they had for use? They mentioned a shabby chic desk and table but not much else. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jayebaby: I have.

 

They have two “tables” for the guest sign in table. One is marble with iron swirly feet, seen below:

 

The other is a white wooden vintage-looking desk. Sorry, I don’t have a photo of it. I can say though that the marble one seen above is longer and lower to the ground (guests will have to bend over a bit more to sign). The desk is a bit fatter and sits higher.

I googled images and if I remember correctly, it kinda reminded me of something like this:

 

I chose the marble table, but am now debating. I saw the desk all set up as I was leaving and thought it was awful cute (plus, like I said- higher- so your guests don’t have to bend over so far to sign your guest book).

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Other than that, the other tables- gift (if you aren’t using the wagon) and the favor table (if you are having one) and the escort table (if you are having one) are all just rectangular banquet tables that they will cover with a white or black cloth for free.

They do provide easels for like an escort card board, but I didn’t get to see those.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love this site so much 🙂 Thank You!!!!!! 

Are you decorating the cocktail space? Everything else is getting decoration but we haven’t touched the cocktail area. And they haven’t really suggested anything.

I love Twin Oaks so much 🙂

Post # 14
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jayebaby:  My dads family is from the East Coast and love to play cornhole at weddings, so we will be setting that up in that grassy area located to the right (kinda tucked away) right after you enter.

I will be putting up a sign with the drink names on the bar, like the ingredients of the signature cocktail we will be doing and the wines and beers available.

Other than that, I don’t think I will be decorating the cocktail area. I actually hadn’t really thought about it until now. Maybe I should, since our reception area will be closed until the cocktail hour ends…

 

I love Twin Oaks too! 🙂 I have a lot planned so far and am on an advanced schedule (as you can probably tell), but I have been thrown for some loops by Twin Oaks. I guess I was kinda disappointed at the design meeting to find out how much all of the little “extras” cost. It is very much advertised as an all-inclusive, but really isn’t. Guess I should’ve known that though; it is the wedding business after all!

 

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Uh oh! I knew that only the basics were covered and everything else is an upgrade. May I ask what package you got? Also, do you remember any pricing info? Now I am afraid of sticker shock! lol

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jayebaby:  We just stuck with Package 1, but are plannning on upgrading what was important to us:

  • Chivari chairs for reception only ($5 per chair); I like the vienna chairs for the ceremony because they are white
  • Doing the 100$ signature drink option (this is on top of the bar service for beer, wine, and champagne)
  • Water goblets with pitcher pour service (or else guests have to go get water from the bar in plastic cups…$1.50 per guest, I believe)
  • Silver plate chargers ($1 per guest)

We also decided at the design meeting to use their shepard hooks ($5 per pair) and 2 light blue polyester-not satin-linens ($15 each- one for cake table and one for our sweetheart table). Everything else will be just the plain free white linens.

But, they go over colored napkins, linens, decor, and it was a bit exhausting to have to ask each time (“…and how much extra is that…?”) Lol. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions! I am going to have to follow up because I didn’t know the answer to some yet. Haha.

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