Backyard Parties: Noah’s 5th Birthday Bash!

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Author: Chelsea Head

Over at Greenhouse Picker Sisters, you all know that we love a good party! Any excuse to have good food, hang out with friends and family, and to celebrate one another, we are all in! Since it's summer and the nights are long, we love a good backyard party. Recently we celebrated Holly's youngest, Noah, as he turned 5 years old. He wanted a Finding Dory party with all of his friends and we jumped at the chance to throw him a party he wouldn't forget!

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Before and After pictures of Holly's backyard! We used our Reed Benches and market lights to create a fun outdoor movie theater. We grabbed our projector, a few decorations of stuffed animals from Noah, Ashton, and Mia and we were all set! If you don't have a projector screen, a sheet or large blank wall works just as well!

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To create the feeling of a concession stand, we used our Shiplap Wall with two of our Round Farm Tables. We picked up some fun tiered stands to hold all of the goodies! Candy galore, popcorn, cupcakes, and an ocean themed cake from Baked by Billie were enjoyed by all!

On the Shiplap Wall, we hung a net over the top and hung pictures of Noah through the years to create a fun photo spot! Two White Umbrellas added a touch of shade to complete the look. Most of the small decor items were picked up from stores such as Walmart and the Dollar Tree, which makes party planning so easy!

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The adults had their party food and drinks inside from our own mom Pam Denney! She never disappoints with her charcuterie boards and she always outdoes herself!

Everyone had such an amazing time and Noah was thrilled with his ocean themed birthday party! Anytime you gather friends and family, you're sure to have a great time! We hope you throw some awesome backyard parties this summer and tag us on Instagram! We'd love to see all of your ideas for a great bash!

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Wedding Spotlight: Brythe & Matt

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Author: Chelsea Head

 

We are halfway through the week and just about halfway through the month of June! The busy wedding season is starting to slow down and we are enjoying these warm Summer days! Today, we are taking a look back at an amazing wedding that we were so honored to be a part of this year; Brythe and Matt's. They were married in February at Traine in downtown Raleigh. We actually stayed for this wedding to help with everything and it was such a joy to be there!

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Brythe and Matt used our Lorelai Buffet to hold their guest book and cards/gifts. The added greenery and flowers were the perfect touch!

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Another unique idea when you are having your ceremony and reception in the same place is to repurpose your ceremony backdrop as a focal point for your sweetheart table. They chose the Barry Settee with the Industrial Farm Tables in front of the Copper Arbor and small Wooden Cross.

We are always honored when the couple gives us the chance to be really involved with the design and decor of the wedding, and Brythe and Matt chose to utilize so many of our unique rentals! Their decor was very warm, inviting, and had a nice touch of classic elegance that made their wedding special to them!

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Danielle with Mason Dixon Designs always knocks it out of the park for calligraphy, and this seating chart is no exception! Our Textured Gold Mirror was on full display and it looked great!

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On the patio of Traine, the couple chose to set up our Neutral Linen Lounge and it was the perfect spot for guests to relax during the evening!

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The couple chose to use one of our gold Alexandra Bar Backs to showcase personal family photos that made for a special moment.

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Our Hanging Table was the perfect piece to showcase the couple's desserts! Their wedding cake was front and center, but donuts are always a good idea too!

Vendors:

Key Life Events

Traine

Brett Seay Photography

Beau Catering

Flowers on Broad Street

Eye Stream Media

Vox DJ Co.

Kat and Jeremy Robertson

Showtime Events

Penny Knight

Wedding Spotlight: Daryl & Jonny

Author: Chelsea Head

Eaker Wedding

Today on the blog we are switching it up a little by showcasing a recent wedding. We love seeing images of our brides' weddings after the event and we never have enough time to feature them all! But today we are going to take a quick look at the wedding of a fellow wedding industry member- Daryl Munroe (now Eaker!) Daryl is a planner for Harmony Weddings and Events and she just recently had her wedding at Aurora Farm in South Carolina. While we weren't able to make the trip down there to see it all in person, Daryl rented some items from us that really made her big day unique!

Daryl rented one of our favorite backdrops that doesn't get used as much as it should!! Danielle of Mason Dixon Designs created this amazing, large canvas backdrop featuring a quote from The Doors for a photo shoot not too long ago. After we saw her incredible work on it, we knew we had to have it in our inventory and we are so glad we did! These images from Daryl's wedding really show how well this backdrop worked for her ceremony and it fit perfectly with her starry night theme!

While linen lounges and furniture are always be in style, we totally love when a bride uses some vintage pieces to really bring a unique look to her big day. Daryl picked out these Anastasia chairs along with our Albert rug to add some pops of blue to this beautiful white space. Daryl also rented our goblets in tones of amber, purple, and blue that really brought her whole look together!

Make sure that whatever style or decor that you like, let it fully represent who you and your fiancé are on the big day. After all, it's all about you two, so the decor should be too! Daryl and Jonny let the large starry backdrop be the wow factor on their big day and it fully encapsulated their dream and style!

Vendors:

Aurora Farms

Markie Walden Photography

Cotton Rouge & Company

Harmony Weddings and Events

Pros Only DJ

Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Tea Cup Floral

New Spring 2019 Inventory!

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Author: Chelsea Head

We are currently in the beginning of crazy wedding season and we have some amazing new pieces that we cannot wait to use this year! We love to bring fresh new ideas to the wedding community, and when a client comes to us with a great idea, you know that we jump on the chance to build it! We have recently taken on some crazy building projects, but the product outcome is incredible! Are you ready to see the new inventory??

 

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Next, we have a brand new 8 FOOT WIDE Shiplap Wall. Yes, it is a solid 8 foot wall perfect for all of those seating chart dreams you have! Recently, Danielle of Mason Dixon Designs used this backdrop to mount black frames with greenery for a seating chart at The Umstead Hotel. It was spectacular! In the picture to the right, Jenn of Holl & Main, used the shiplap wall as a photo booth backdrop for her birthday party at our Marketplace. We cannot wait to see all of the ways that this 8ft shiplap wall will be used!

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First up, is our brand new round wooden stage! We had a few clients ask us for a stage but we knew we didn't want to build a run of the mill one. So what did we do? We decided to build a round, chevron wooden stage! The overall dimensions are 16 foot wide and it is stained a gorgeous gray color. The picture to the left is of just half the stage. That's right- you can rent just the half or the whole circle! The possibilities for this stage are endless! Ceremony platform, stage for your band, platform for a corporate talk, etc!

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Next up, are two new products in our inventory. First is the white wooden cake you see here in the front of the picture. Michelle of Magnolia and Grace Events planned the 150th anniversary for the Town of Clayton and they wanted this massive wooden cake to decorate! While you may not always need a wooden cake, you can use this wooden platform (which comes apart and can be shorter) for a champagne tower, a cool picture or favor display, or any other wild ideas you might have!

Behind this wooden cake platform, you can see our next new product- the Boxwood Wall! We now have in our inventory an 8 foot wide, double sided boxwood wall! You can use this as a backdrop for photos, a seating chart, or our new favorite- a champagne wall!

Last, but not least, is our new pin board frame which is the perfect accessory for a seating chart! Recently acquired from one of our brides, this frame is perfect for large weddings! At over 4 feet wide and 7 feet tall, it is the perfect piece to do something  unique for your guests!

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We are constantly adding new products to our inventory, so follow along with us on Instagram! You never know what we might get! And if you would love to have one of these new pieces at your event, send us an email at info@greenhousepickersisters.com to make that happen!!

Cary Lifestyle Magazine Cover Shoot

Author: Chelsea Head

This past February, we were privileged to be asked to take part in a photoshoot for the Spring cover of the Cary Lifestyle Magazine. Created in 2018, the magazine features Cary residents and local spots. The magazine, "hopes to play a small role in helping the community flourish..." and the magazine is different because it "is exclusively for and about the residents."

The magazine pulled together an amazing group of vendors to achieve the perfect cover shot and they were a dream to work with! From bold spring colors, to fun spring entrees, this shoot was the definition of spring!

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Ford's Fluent N' Food made some delicious looking items!

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We loved having our lounge pieces set up for this shoot!

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Bowerbird Flowers & Apothecary created these stunning floral arrangements!

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Table of Contents supplied some fun pieces that really helped bring the shoot together!

We were so excited to see these images and we're especially thrilled to see the cover reveal! The shoot took place at The Matthews House in Cary and was a perfect backdrop for this beautiful table setup. If you're local to Cary, go look for this new magazine and see this wonderful shoot!

 

Vendors:

Bowerbirds Florals and Apothecary

Bustled Events

The Matthews House

Fords Fluent N' Foods

Party Reflections

Table of Contents

The Matthews House

Cat Nguyen Photography

Cary Lifestyle Magazine

The School of Styling: January 2019

Author: Chelsea Head

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We were so excited when Kaitlin Holland of The School of Styling reached out to us (again!) to provide the rentals for this amazing workshop, and to be one of the few speakers during the event! We absolutely love when our furniture is in the beautiful McAlister-Leftwich House and The School of Styling is such a wonderful three-day workshop.

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Our Geometric Lanterns look beautiful in this gorgeous old fireplace!

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Our Franklin Bar Cart has never looked better! Flora Andraya's florals look great on our cart!

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We love all of the pink in these lounges! Our Megan Chairs paired with the Audrey Loveseat is a perfect setup!

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The pink continues with our Casey Chairs nestled under this beautiful staircase!

When Kaitlin asked us to speak, Holly and Amanda decided to talk about First Impressions. Whether that be in person meeting others or styling furniture so that the first impression is always a "wow!" Amanda and Holly love to talk and encourage other women in their lives and this topic was a special one for them!

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The Jamie Bench is the perfect piece in this stunning hallway!

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This lounge is perfect with the Genevieve Sofa and Dorothy Chairs!

We always love working at McAlister-Leftwich and being a part of The School of Styling was such an amazing experience! If you haven't checked it out, make sure to head to their website and stay tuned for their next workshops!

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All vendors of The School of Styling:

Venue: McAlister-Leftwich House

Images: Ally and Bobby Photography 

Florist: Flora Andraya 

Speciality Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Linens: Nuage Designs Inc. 

Catering: 1618 on Location 

Other Rentals: Party Reflections

Ribbon: Adorn Company 

Prints: Emerald and Ivy Studios

Calligraphy/Signage/Invitations: Simply Jessica Marie

Invitations: Empress Stationery 

Stamps: Verde Studio 

Totes: Greige Design 

Candles: Crossbee + Crew 

“Congrats You’re Engaged…Now What?” Bridal Panel

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Author: Chelsea Head

Are you a newly engaged bride? If so, congrats and we are so excited for you! We know this time can feel stressful and there is so much to think about. From finding a venue, to securing all of your favorite vendors, finding a great dress, and more, we know that planning can often times be overwhelming for you and your fiancé!

We have come up with a wonderful idea to help you get a handle on wedding planning and to show that planning your big day can be fun and stress free! Last year we were blessed to be a part of over 400 weddings and have learned SO much from being in wedding industry. Therefore, we have decided to host an amazing event for newly engaged brides to share everything we know.

On this night you will meet a variety of professionals and experts in the industry to learn about the wedding planning process and what marriage will look like after your big day. There will be interactive sessions where you can ask professionals specific questions about anything wedding related. You'll get all the info you need to plan your big day and to focus on what's really important- your marriage!

Where?

The Greenhouse Picker Sisters Marketplace!

9556 Industry Drive Raleigh, NC

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When?

Wednesday February 20th 6:00PM

Who All will be Involved?

Wedding Planner

Happily Ever After

Meet Lynn and Jessica! They are a mother & daughter planning team here in Raleigh! They are intentional and authentic in their relationships, faith driven,  passionate about their couples love story, they are smitten with the details and they are encouragers of marriage.

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Venue

Nicole Clayton of The Cloth Mill

The Cloth Mill is an unique, industrial chic wedding and event venue located in the heart of historic Hillsborough, NC. Exposed brick, cathedral windows, original wood beams, and lots of character makes it the perfect place for your wedding or special event. We know that every love story is different - and so are we.  The Cloth Mill provides a guided planning experience that allows you to focus on who you love, what you love, and sharing your love with your closest friends and family on your wedding day.

Florist

Susan Hill of Specialties Florals & Events

Specialties Florals and Events is a unique floral and design studio, located in Wake County North Carolina, which brings ingenuity and timeless elegance to all special events. Specialties Florals consistently strive to push the limits to bring our clients cutting edge, lavish designs with an acute sense of timeless elegance and contemporary beauty. Whether your style is decidedly vintage; modern, classic, sustainable, or one-of-a-kind creative, Susan and her talented team will provide all the experience and artistry necessary to wow your guests and exceed your expectations.

Calligrapher

Danielle Joseph of Mason Dixon Designs

Mason Dixon is a design studio producing unique calligraphy, by-hand and graphic design projects. At Mason Dixon, she strives to create products and provide services that are a balance between addressing each of our client's individual needs, while incorporating a little piece of herself.  Danielle offers a multitude of services - from pointed pen calligraphy to mirror calligraphy, from graphic design to event design.  This is to ensure that she can assist you through every step of your event, from save-the-dates through thank-you notes,  and everything in between.

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Photographer

Brent Dietrich of Live View Studios

Live View Studios is a fine art wedding photography and filmmaking studio based in the Raleigh, North Carolina area, specializing in refined, romantic weddings for people exquisitely in love, and joyful photography for families. They travel throughout the United States and beyond for destination weddings, and believe in creating honest and timeless images that have heirloom value and showcase relationships filled with love.

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Podcast Host and Planner

Megan Gillikin of Weddings For Real

Megan is the owner and lead planner for A Southern Soiree. She also does wedding and hospitality business consulting.  This podcast is where she gets to talk to other wedding vendors about their stories in the wedding industry.  She sits down with other planners, florists, DJs, band members, photographers, videographers, and anyone else in the wedding industry. They talk about trends in the wedding industry, social media, advice that these other vendors have for people trying to get into the wedding space, what’s changed over the years when it comes to weddings, and how they built their businesses.

We will also be featuring a mother/daughter team who recently went through the wedding planning process themselves! So stay tuned for more details!

We would love for you to join us, so go check out the link to purchase your tickets!! 

Promo code: greenhouse *ends 2/8*

Inventory Highlight: Allie and Bentwood Chair

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Author: Chelsea Head

Has January flown by for anyone else?? How it's the end of the month already is beyond me. With that being said, we have reached our final inventory highlight post! Since it was the last week, I couldn't choose just one item; so I chose two! This week we are talking all about our Allie and Bentwood Chairs.

Have you seen these chairs? They're beautiful! They have clean lines, neutral coloring, and they pair well with just about everything! The Allie chairs even have an upholstered bottom cushion, so you can sit and relax for as long as you want! These chairs are great for two different options: ceremony and dining chairs. Below we are going to take a look at the Allie and Bentwood chairs in action and to hopefully inspire you to choose them for your next event!

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The Allie Chair is a great piece to add to any look. With 30 available in our inventory, you can use them for a small corporate meeting, a dinner party, or a head table at your wedding! Since the Allie Chair has a light, neutral linen color, it can be paired with any color, tone, or shade. The images featured really highlight how great the Allie Chair looks in daylight and evening light!

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The image above showcases the Allie and the Bentwood paired together! It creates a unique mismatched look that is still uniform! Below we will see the Bentwood Chair in use! With over 180 Bentwood chairs in our inventory, they can be used for large parties, ceremony chairs, or large receptions!

You can't lose with either the Allie or Bentwood Chair. With so many ways to utilize these chairs, you're possibilities are endless! We absolutely love these chairs and we hope you do too! Come out to our showroom sometime to see them in person and how to use them for your next big event!

Image credits:

Live View Studios ( Image 1 and 2)

Sam Floyd Photography

A.J. Dunlap Photography

Hillary Muelleck

Ally and Bobby

Sharon Ashlie Photography

Timmester Photography

Arsalan Abbasi Photography

Three Region Photography

Caroline Placey (personal image)

Lake and Lavender (personal image)

Shayln Nelson Photography

 

 

 

Dinner at Seasons 52

Author: Pam Denney

Do you sometimes feel that you are caught up in the business of life and are unable to slow down and take a break?  It seems work, family, kids, events and activities keep us on a never-ending cycle and we are rarely able to slow down to enjoy the small things in life. This past Friday night a few of us girls from Greenhouse Picker Sisters (Amanda, Elisa, Renee and myself) had the opportunity to visit a new and thriving restaurant Seasons 52, located in Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. As Amanda’s mother-in-law often says, “we took the opportunity to dine”.  A real life, be still, and quiet moment to enjoy our dinner.

When entering the restaurant, we were amazed how beautiful it was.  You walk in to see a gorgeous glass encased wine cellar featuring over 4,000 bottles of wine. The lighting and ambiance put you immediately at ease.  We were seated and then greeted by a smiling, friendly waiter named Devonte. We started off with cocktails and we all ordered different drinks so we could enjoy them all!  Our drinks consisted of: a Pomegranate Margarita Martini made of tequila, Patron Citrónage and pomegranate juice; a Prairie Mule with Prairie Organic Vodka, ginger beer and lime; a Rosé lemonade with grapefruit and rose vodka, and a Hawaiian Pineapple Cosmopolitan with pineapple vodka and Patron Citrónage.  I have to say my personal favorite was the Hawaiian Pineapple Cosmopolitan. I loved the fact that we were all open to sharing drinks, so we were able to taste them all. We attempted to choose a favorite, but as they were all so delicious, it was a tough choice! They were all different, but each drink was infused with flavors that made our mouths sing.

From there our dining experience truly began with several flatbreads. Our favorites were the lobster and fresh mozzarella flatbread with lobster pieces that melted in your mouth. The four-mushroom flatbread with mushrooms, goat cheese, truffle oil and scallions was a close second.  We also had an appetizer that consisted of mushrooms stuffed with lump crab, shrimp, creamed spinach and panko bread crumbs, which we all agreed was fabulous.

Our flatbreads were followed by spinach and caramelized Bosc pear salad with toasted walnuts, gorgonzola and sherry-walnut vinaigrette and a romaine and kale caesar salad with shaved parmesan and toasted ciabatta croutons. When I say salad, I don’t mean a small size salad; I mean a full salad I could eat for lunch!  And the combination of all the ingredients really put your normal garden salad to shame. 

Devonte our waiter made several recommendations of their appetizers, and we decided on the scallops and the brussel sprouts, which we all nearly fought over.  

We then moved on to entrees, which included wood-grilled filet mignon. The steak was so good that we could cut it with a butter knife! It was cooked to perfection! (Thumbs up to the chef for mastering the art of a perfectly cooked steak!)  We also had impeccably roasted cedar plank salmon, which was to die for. Amanda and I shared the filet and salmon and we could not decide which one we loved more!

And then on to the “stars” of the evening --- desserts.  The cutest little mini bites of decadence which included: carrot cake with cream cheese frosting; poached pear cheesecake with pecan crust and almond crisp; key lime pie with pecan graham cracker crust and toasted meringue; raspberry chocolate chip cannoli with ricotta, mascarpone, chocolate chips, raspberry sauce and cinnamon cannoli shell; Belgian chocolate s'mores with chocolate cake, rocky road mousse, toasted marshmallow and chocolate-dipped graham cracker; caramel mocha macchiato with mocha and vanilla mousse, chocolate cake and caramel sauce , and last but not least pecan pie with vanilla bean mousse, whipped crème topped with honey-glazed pecans. I can honestly say these desserts were little bites from heaven.If you are with a group and you are open to sharing, I would suggest that you each order a different dessert so you can experience the total indulgence experience.

  To sum up our dining experience, it was a perfect meal. Good friends, relaxing atmosphere and outstanding food made for the perfect evening. For this kind of dining experience I would definitely suggest that you include your family and friends that love to take time to savor and enjoy a good meal. With the pace of our business and all the activities we are involved in, we rarely get an opportunity to enjoy the experience of really dining and relishing our evening, and I must say it was greatly needed and appreciated.   

If you have the opportunity this weekend, Seasons 52 is participating in the Triangle Restaurant Week. You get a three-course meal and dessert for $30. Let me tell you $30 is a steal. First course options are the flatbread of your choice including roasted Roma tomato, garlic pesto chicken and a seasonal selection. The second course is a salad of your choice including seasonal spinach, field greens and Romaine and kale Caesar. The third course dinner entrees include cedar planed roasted salmon, wood-grilled filet mignon, wood-grilled pork tenderloin and all-natural roasted half chicken.  And to round it all off your choice of a mini indulgence dessert. Check it out y’all and take the time to enjoy yourself and dine until your heart is content!

Inventory Highlight: Our White Modern Tables

Author: Chelsea Head

We've come to Week Three of our inventory highlights and this week we feature all of our White Modern Tables! If you're looking for a sleek, modern style table, then these are for you! With three different sizes in our White Modern table collection, a five foot table, six foot table, and our eight foot tables, the table possibilities are endless! Our White Modern Table can be used as a sweetheart option, a dessert table, a gift table, or use our large ones to seat your guests!

Since our White Modern Tables are of a neutral color and style, they can be paired with anything! Our Bentwood Chairs and our Allie Chairs are often a favorite pairing for this table! We also have the option to switch out the legs on these tables! They can have gold hairpin, black hairpin, or white tapered legs! We love these tables and we know you will too!

Below, we are going to look through some of the ways these tables have been used to see all of the possibilities for your next event. First up are two ways to showcase the smaller size of the White Modern Table. The option on the left, photographed by Amy Allen Photography at Chatham Station, features the black hairpin legs, for a soft industrial feel. The look on the right, captured by A.J. Dunlap, showcases our gold legs and creates a festive, holiday look!

Next is two ways that you can use these tables at a wedding for your guests! Kristin Moore Photography captured our tables beautifully at the Merrimon-Wynne House with the tapered white legs. They were a perfect fit for a winter wedding! The image on the right by Sarah Joann Photography, captures our white tables at The Stockroom were they make the perfect head table! Even contrasting with a darker wood chair, they still look great!

Below are two more images that highlight our White Modern Tables. The image on the left by Sam Floyd Photography, showcases these tables in a moody fall feel that is perfect for a Thanksgiving feast! The image on the right by Timmester Photography shows our tables in a bright summer feel that is great for a summer dinner party!

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Our White Modern Tables are always a great option for your next event! They look different when paired with different furniture, different venues, different lighting, and different decor, but they are still the same beautiful table and you can always expect to be wowed! We'd love for you to use these at your wedding, corporate party, backyard bash, or dinner soiree to see all the different ways they can be utilized!