Family First

 

“Family: Where Life Begins and Love Never Ends.”

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

From the moment I walked in for my interview at Greenhouse Picker Sisters, I knew that there was something different about them. You always go into an interview nervous and worried about the outcome, but from the time I was introduced to Amanda and Holly, I immediately was at peace. If you’ve ever met the sisters behind the name of the business, you can attest that they are full of life, joy, and you already feel like you’ve been best friends with them for years. This ability to treat every stranger like family is a true gift. This is what Greenhouse Picker Sisters is all about. Aside from the furniture, the rentals, and the events, this business is about love and family.

This business has always been, and always will be, about family, first and foremost. The great part about joining this team is that you are accepted into this family with love and open arms. Holly and Amanda have shown what it is like to work for a company that truly cares about you and your well-being. Sometimes it is a crazy, chaotic family but there is always love.

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

Here at Greenhouse we all know each other’s families and we are all connected by this crazy business. We are there for each other’s big moments, the times of joy, and in times of pain and sadness. We can always reach out to one another in times of doubt, and help lift each other up.

Photo: Live View Studios

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Photo: A.J. Dunlap

If you are ever need of encouragement, send us a message, stop by our warehouse for a cup of coffee and a listening ear. We love our team, this community, and this business. Let us show you the same love and encouragement that we show each other. In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, God said, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

 

Author: Chelsea Head

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Ceremony Backdrops

When deciding on a venue, one of the things you think about is where you are going to have your ceremony. You have to find the perfect space with the best lighting, the most beneficial seating area, and you have to decide what you are going to stand in front of. Couples use their ceremony backdrop as a way to express their personalities or love story. Backdrops come in all forms, such as, custom canvases, arbors, and cool architectural pieces.

We love when couples choose really unique backdrops, and especially when they are customizable with awesome vendors such as Danielle of Mason Dixon Designs. Danielle created an AMAZING custom canvas with a quote that planner Lauren of The Lion House loved.

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

Arbors will always be a staple in ceremony backdrop and we love the different ways they can be decorated. Our White Wooden Arbor , Thin TrussCircle Arbor, and Copper Arbor will never go out of style.

 

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Our Rustic Mantle is the perfect way to add a touch of coziness to any ceremony, especially during the winter season.

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Another interesting ceremony backdrop is White Door Backdrop. This can be used behind the couple or at the beginning of the aisle for an element of surprise as the bride walks down the aisle.

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Photo: A.J. Dunlap

Our newest ceremony backdrop is for a more adventurous or modern couple. Our Geometric Backdrop is a unique backdrop to say your “I Do’s.” We love being able to create new and interesting backdrops for our couples to exchange vows! So let your imagination run wild and let us build you a personal and perfect backdrop for your wedding! The sky is the limit!

 

Author: Chelsea Head

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“The fondest memories made are when gathered around the table.”

Tables are one of the most important pieces of a wedding. Tables can be used for dinner receptions, for desserts, for gifts, and just about any other idea you may have. When guests and loved ones gather around a table, memories are made. With all of the different ideas for table uses, of course there are many types of table styles. There are farm tables, round tables, large tables, small tables, modern tables, vintage tables, and the list goes on! There are tables for just about everyone’s personal style!

With all of the tables we have in our inventory, we have tables for everyone’s needs! Our original table, the David Farm Tables, is a fan favorite! We have used these tables countless times and for so many cool events.

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

Photo: Hartman Outdoor Photography

Photo: Jordan Maunder Photography

One of our newest additions are our Industrial Farm Tables. These can be dressed up, dressed down, made modern or more vintage. These tables definitely bring a fun element to any event!

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

 A really sweet option for a couple who wants to spend those special moments together at their wedding, is to choose a special table just for them. Sweetheart tables are such a sweet way to distinguish your table from the others.  Our Small Whitewash TableIngrid Table, and Farm Table with Slim Legs are perfect options for a sweetheart table!

Photo: Sara Coffin Photography

Photo: Blest Studios

Photo: Live View Studios

 

Our most fun table in our inventory is the Hanging Table! We love using this table at events for dessert displays, drink stations, gift tables, and more! Who doesn’t love a wow factor and this table certainly delivers! We even have a Hanging Cake Table and a brand new White Hanging Table!

Photo: Casey Rose Photography

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Photo: Amber Hatley

Tables are such a fun way to incorporate your personality into your event, and we are always thinking of new styles for our clients! We’ve just acquired our BRAND NEW White Farm Tables  and we cannot wait to see them at an event! They will be beautiful styled modern, vintage, or any style that brings you joy!

 

Photographers credited above: A.J. DunlapHartman Outdoor PhotographyJordan MaunderSara Coffin PhotographyBlest StudiosLive View StudiosAmber Hatley, and Casey Rose Photography.

 

Author: Chelsea Head

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Engagement Party: Jenna and Patrick

If you know us, you know that we love to get together with our friends and loved ones and share special moments together. We love to host parties and celebrate! With the opening of our new space, we were given the opportunity to host small parties and gatherings for our friends and our community.

Photo: A.J. Dunlap

So when the chance to throw a party for Jenna and Patrick, we jumped at the opportunity! Jenna is a great friend of ours (and happens to work with the great A.J. Dunlap) and we couldn’t wait to throw them an awesome engagement party.

We got together with some amazing vendors to throw this starry-night, constellation theme engagement party. Specialties Floral and Events did some great florals for our tables and new geometric backdrop, Mason Dixon Designs made us beautiful menus and place cards, A.J. Dunlap took pictures, The Cupcake Shoppe provided the beautiful cake, and our very own Pam Denney cooked and served the best food!

This backdrop by Danielle from Mason Dixon Designs was the perfect backdrop for this small lounge with our Kate Chairs. Danielle’s menu’s and place cards were the perfect fit for our theme! We used our Gold FlatwareColored Goblets, and our new black plates!

 

This cake! How gorgeous is this? The Cupcake Shoppe in Raleigh did an amazing job! We used our brand new Geometric Backdrop with our Ingrid Table.

We loved creating a moody and dark lounge for this evening. We got to use some of our newer pieces and it turned out beautifully! Bailey LoveseatOlivia ChairsPaxton Bench and Emily Loveseat.

Instead of gifts, all of Jenna and Patrick’s guests decided to gift them with house plants! How fun on our Geometric Backdrop! And how delicious does this food look?? It was so good!

 

We cannot wait to host more small events in our space this year! It is such a great chance for us to hang out with friends and to provide that space for you to gather as well! Shoot us an email if you would be interested in having an event at our space!

 

 

Vendors:

Venue/Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Photography: A.J. Dunlap

Florals: Specialities Florals and Events

Calligraphy: Mason Dixon Designs

Cake: The Cupcake Shoppe

Food: Pam Denney

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Rental Spotlight: Phillip Bar and Truss

Things have been quite busy this spring over at Team GPS! We have been out around the Triangle picking for new rentals, and working with our carpenter to design pieces for all of you! Here featured is two of our newest designs, built by our carpenter Cody.

Above is our Truss, and is paired with our hanging table. However, the Truss can be featured with a number of different looks and styles! From hanging macrame, to greenery, the Truss is so versatile.

This is our new Phillip Bar! We have it paired with our new Wooden Bookshelf, Geometric Lanterns, and other fun small details! Like our Truss, the Phillip Bar has great structure to be styled many different ways.

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Introducing Photoshoot Packages

The Greenhouse Picker Sisters are pleased to provide our space at our warehouse, and specialized rentals, specifically for photoshoots! If you are setting up a shoot for family photos, bridal portraits, an engagement shoot, mini-sessions, or a senior photo session, we have what you need. The Greenhouse Picker Sisters Team will have your rentals set up in our field, ready for your photoshoot without all of the hustle and hassle of you having to coordinate a pickup, or bringing it yourself. Contact us here for more information and for pricing!

If you are a photographer and want to set up mini-session slots at the warehouse, reach out to us here!

Look below at some of the fun shoots we have had the opportunity to do at our warehouse, and we hope to see you soon!

Images by Live View StudiosLindsey Burnett, Rebecca Keller, and 715 West Photography, respectively.
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Meet Our Team! – AnnaLaura

Meet our other spring intern, AnnaLaura! She has a true heart for design and is such a joy to have in the warehouse! We are huge fans of her, and are sure that you will be, too.

Meet AnnaLaura!

Instagram: @annalaura_croms

What are a few of your favorite things?

My favorite things include: Being with friends and family, taking my pups hiking, dancing any and everywhere, sunny days with Jesus, organizing everything, and popcorn… lots of popcorn. Also sushi.

Where are you from?

I am originally from Lake Wales, FL and I forever wish for warmer weather here in NC.

Beach or mountains?

Beach bum always.

Introvert or Extrovert?

Extrovert.

What’s your favorite part about being on the GPS team?

My favorite part(s) about being on the GPS team is how seamlessly and immediately I felt like part of the family. I have always loved working events but what makes GPS so amazing is 100% the people. I enjoy the creative outlet of styling and decorating and being able to re-organize everything has made my OCD heart beyond happy.

 

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Spring Engagement Styled Shoot

Last week we had the pleasure of working with photographer Lindsey Cash, who is new to the Raleigh area by way of Waco, Texas. With her she brings a beautiful sense of texture, warmth, and light in her photos. (She is also getting married in April!) Our models, who are a real-life couple, are newly engaged Hannah and Zach who are tying the knot in August. Florals were crafted by the ever talented Susan of Specialties Events.

This shoot was actually done outside of our warehouse! It features our new Matching Sweetheart Farm Table by Artless Home Decor, William Bench, Gold Geometric Lanterns, and Moroccan Brass Lantern. Incorporating the geometric and brass lanterns are a great way to bring some boho flair to a farm table, rather than going for a more rustic look. We love the way Lindsey captured these, and how they play off Hannah’s gorgeous dress!

Photographer: Lindsey Cash | Makeup: Kristin Rivera | Dress: Anthropologie | Florals: Specialties Events

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Meet Our Team! – Chelsea

We would love to introduce you to one of our two spring interns, Chelsea! Chelsea is a graduate student at East Carolina University and is a wonderful asset to the GPS Team. We love her, and we’re sure you will too! You may see her over the course of this spring wedding season helping us out around the warehouse, or at one of our events.

Meet Chelsea!

Instagram: @chelseahead05

What are a few of your favorite things?

Some of my favorite things are reading a good book, taking my dogs on a walk at the NCMA park, going to thrift stores and flea markets, hanging out with friends, and chocolate chip cookies.

Where are you from?

I’m from Fuquay-Varina, just outside of Raleigh.

Beach or mountains?

Mountains!

Introvert or extrovert?

Introvert.

What is your favorite part about being on the GPS Team?

My favorite part of being on the GPS team is being able to do something that I truly enjoy and I get to work with some awesome people! I also love being involved with styling and decorating for events!

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Favorite Weddings of 2016: Backyard

Seeing so many exquisite venues and styling large and elaborate weddings are our bread and butter. We LOVE bringing a bride’s vision to life. Something that we don’t get to do as often is a backyard wedding. This particular backyard wedding was just our favorite of 2016! Elle married her English groom on a Wednesday in her parents backyard.

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This men’s lounge is filled with dark-stained wooden furniture, deep cognac leather, and brings in the natural textures from the foliage. Featuring our Hawthorne Couch, Maude Chair, Flat Vintage Trunk, Vintage Books, Vintage Globe, Golden Glam Pillows, and Boho Pillows.

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We love the way our jewel tone goblets look when paired with vintage china on our farm tables! In striving for a natural, minimalistic style, we wanted to use our vintage lamps to add a folksy and cozy spin on this look.

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A simple touch was our Rustic White Small Table paired with the Rosa Chairs.

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Our team created this backdrop during set up! We used our Pallet Wall, Wooden Crates with Brown Bottles, and Gloria Cake Stand.

Planning by Happily Ever After | Photography by Galizes Photos
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