Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Summerland 2018 at Park Winters Recap (Photo Heavy)

I was lucky enough to be invited to the most dreamy, wonderful event called Summerland at Park Winters on June 28.  Today, I'm writing a recap and sharing some pretty pictures with you.  I had heard of Park Winters before but had never visited.  Do not make the same mistake I made!  This place is nothing short of magical and you need to get over there as soon as you can!  Park Winters is known for being a wedding and event venue but they also have a bed and breakfast as well as a Farm Dinner several times a month.

Summerland was an amazing event filled with gorgeous vignettes all over the property and different events throughout the day.  I'm just going to go through the day chronologically with you because that's how it makes the most sense in my head.  Also, I will be sharing my photos and photos of me.  I will link you to a place to see more photos at the end.

Park Winters is about an hour drive from where I live.  The property is stunning!  Upon walking in from the parking lot, you are transported to a different world of lush green gorgeousness.  I will admit, I walked in the wrong way and missed the sign in table but I found it later.

However, I was a lovely pink tent of flowers and balloons and my feet just took me over there.  Somehow I ended up in the Rose tent first off.  I guess the heart wants what the heart wants.  And while I was there I figured it would be rude to turn down the drinks.

Me and my amazing friend Sadye of Lovely Splendid Happy

Then we wandered over to the pool area to check it out.  We chatted with some friends and hung out a bit.


Dress from Torrid (hello, please sponsor me, lol.)

It's like they designed this for me!

Then we heard a lovely speech from Rafael Galiano, owner of Park Winters.  He's the most lovely man!  (I was so busy listening to him that I forgot to take a picture of him.)  He said he put together the whole event because following bloggers like Sassy Red Lipstick and Wannabe Fashion Blogger gave him so much joy.  He wanted a place where we could meet, have a great time, and foster relationships.  I could not be more grateful to have been invited especially after hearing the why!  I love building community and making new friends!

I met Sarah Tripp aka Sassy Red Lipstick!!!  Then I fainted!  Not really but almost.

Rafael also told us to explore the property.  Now if there's one thing you need to know about my husband it is that if you tell him there's exploring to be done, he will explore it.

I love Poppy and Oak gift crates!   

Lunch from Nugget Markets

Then we headed into the main building at The Inn at Park Winters which has 4 suites.  There were people staying in the suites so we didn't explore them but we did get to see the lovely downstairs of the bed and breakfast.

Top from Torrid, Shorts from The Pomegranate Boutique

We found a sweet surprise inside The Inn!  Sacramento chocolatier Ginger Elizabeth was inside setting up a display, a flat lay, and a chocolate tasting.

After cooling off at the chocolate tasting, we went to explore the property.

Original Foreman's Quarters

Original Foreman's Quarters inside where they have bouquets from the weddings that they've had.

My new friend Kevin that I met at the Red Barn

The Chicken Palace

My hubby on the seesaw because why not?

Took a moment to enjoy nature

They had so many beautiful artichokes!

We climbed all the way into the Fig Forest and I had to try a fresh fig right off the tree.

When we got back to the main area, we found even more amazing things to experience!

Wine tasting
The Meltdown Ice Cream Truck
Dress from The Pomegranate Boutique 
Cocktail hour with passed appetizers

Then we got to experience a dinner at Park Winters.  I've had several friends tell me about the amazing dinners at Park Winters and I was so excited to try it!  It was everything they said it would be and more!  Every single thing was absolutely delicious!

Watermelon salad

Bread with olive butter

Steelhead Trout
Elderberry dessert 

Then we took a couple parting photos in the Golden Hour light before heading home.  (I will save most of those for my Instagram since this post has SO many pictures in it already.)

Me with Sadye, Ruthie Ridley, and Candice Stubblefield who are just the nicest, loveliest bloggers.
Thank you Suha Musallam for taking this photo!
On the way home, I couldn't help myself.

I cannot explain to you how lucky I feel to be invited to such an amazing event!  Every single detail of this event and Park Winters is literally out of a dream!  I was so overwhelmed by the beauty that I forgot to take pictures of a lot of things.  (If you want to see a lot of really beautiful photos and an amazing recap, check out my friend Katrina's blog post.)

I didn't know where life was going to take me when I switched from DIY blogging to Lifestyle blogging.  I mostly did it because I couldn't manage to create projects anymore but I just loved and missed blogging so much.  I never in my wildest dreams thought it would take me to the most beautiful places I've ever seen and meet the most amazing people!  I'm so grateful and humbled!  

Here is a list of the vendors and their social media handles typed out by the remarkable Katrina.  Used with permission.  

WINE TASTING AND FOOD // Bailarin Cellars Wine Tasting @bailarincellars Berryessa Gap Wine Tasting @berryessagapvineyards Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate Chocolate Tasting@gingerelizabeth Honig Vineyard & Winery Wine Tasting @honigwine Insight Coffee Roasters Coffee @insightcoffee Nugget Markets Lunch Caterer @nuggetmarkets PURE Honey Honey Stand @purehoneyca Sun & Soil Juice Juice Bar @sunandsoiljuice The Melt Down Ice Cream Truck Ice Cream @themeltdownicecreamtruck Turkovich Family Wines Wine Tasting@turkovichwines Wente Vineyard Wine Tasting @wente
POOL PARTY // Dixon Florist Eyeconic Booth @dixonflorist DJ Z Rokk DJ @zrokk Eyeconic Sunglass Bar @shopeyeconic Made In the Shade Tent Rentals Cabana Tents @madeshade_com Standard Party Rentals Arbor, Cabana Furniture @standardpartyrentals The Plant Library Plants @theplantlibrary Tres Fabu Events Cabana Designer @tresfabuevents Wild Flower Linen Linens and Decor @wildflowerlinen
VIGNETTES // Alluring Events Vignette Designer @alluring.events Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals Furniture Rentals @blossomfarmvintagerentals Celebrations Party Rentals Rentals @cprandtents CL Decor Rentals @cldecordesign Debra DeAngelo Tarot Reader @debradeangelo Dixon Florist Florals @dixonflorist FlowerMama Boutonniere Bar @flowermama323 Found Rentals Rentals @foundrentals KMK Design Company Vignette Designer @kmkdesignco La Tavola Fine Linen Linen Rentals @latovolalinen Lemonee on the Hills Gratitude Journals@lemoneeonthehills Nicole Ha Designs Florals @nicolehadesign Paper Heart Patisserie Dessert@paperheartpatisserie Poppy & Oak Vignette Designer @poppyandoakgoods Sacramento City Signs Sign Fabrication @sacramento_city_signs Standard Party Rentals Furniture Rentals@standardpartyrentals Swoonable Rentals @swoonable Tan Weddings and Events Vignette Designer @tanweddingsandevents Tres Fabu Events Cabana Designer @tresfabuevents With Grace & Love Events Vignette Designer @withgraceandloveevents
DINNER// Function45 DJ Lighting @function45dj Celebrations Party Rentals Chair Rentals @cprandtents Dixon Florist Florals @dixonflorist La Tavola Fine Linen Linen Rentals@latovolalinen Theoni Collection Table Settings & Decor @theonicollection
OTHER// 5 Star Limo Transportation www.fivestarls.com Ashley Baumgartner Calligrapher@ashbaumgartner Blackfield Media Videographer @blackfieldmedia Chris Howard Photography Photographer @chrishowardimagery Creative Excursion Glamping Tents @creativeexcursion Crystal Lynn Photographer @crystallynnphotography Giggle and Riot Photobooth@giggleandriot Hannah Muller (Full Belly Farms) Photobooth Backdrop @farmerhands

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