Inventory Highlight: The Isabelle Bar

Author: Chelsea Head

We're on week two of our Inventory Highlights and today is all about our newest bar - the Isabelle! With a sleek round front, this white bar with a light gray-wash top is the perfect piece to showcase those specialty cocktails! This piece is at eight feet wide, so it is large enough to feature all of your bar essentials, plus enough room for the bartender.

What's even better than one Isabelle bar? Two Isabelle bars! That's right, as of April we will have two matching Isabelle bars that will either be great matching bars at your event or they can fit together to have one round bar. Think of all the possibilities!

Below are some images of the Isabelle bar in use to get your creative juices flowing on how to use it at your next event!

What's great about the Isabelle bar is that with all of the room behind the bar, you have plenty of space for a bar back. Here are a few options that look great with this piece!

Alexandra Bar Backs

Emerson Bar Backs

Geometric Shelves

If you are looking for a white bar to use at your next event, send us an email at info@greenhousepickersisters.com and we'd love to talk with you! The Isabelle bar is the perfect piece and we cannot wait to see all of the ways it can be used!

Inventory Highlight: The Peyton Sofa

Author: Chelsea Head

Happy 2019 everyone! We are so excited to be starting a new year and we cannot wait for all of the new events! We wanted to start off the new year by highlighting some of our current inventory for you all to see! So for the next few weeks, we will be posting about a few of our pieces that we are super excited about!

We are starting this highlight off with our Peyton Sofas! These sofas are the perfect piece for any mid-century modern lounge. With a gray fabric and tufted back, this piece is beautiful! The Peyton sits low and at 85 inches long, it's very big sofa, so it will fit all of your family and friends! Below are some of our favorite ways that it has been used so far!

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Anytime the Peyton is used in a lounge, we are in love! These images above are two ways that the Peyton was used last year! On the left, the Peyton was used in a photoshoot at our Marketplace and this image by J Parker Photography is a great one! We also used both of the Peyton sofas at an event for UNC last year, and this lounge set up was perfect! The Peyton looks great with tones of blues and white!

Below are some more lounges that used our Peyton sofas! Red Bridge Photography captured our sofas at The Stockroom in two different lounge setups! The Peyton looks great in The Stockroom with the industrial vibe! Live View Studios also captured our sofa at Compass Rose Brewery in a cool lounge right in the brewery itself!

Our Peyton Sofas are a perfect option for those of you looking for a different lounge style! With two Peyton sofas available, you could create one epic lounge or do two matching! The choices are limitless. Our brand new Xander Chairs and our Laguna Coffee Tables are always great pieces that pair well with the Peyton.

 

The image below from Morgan Caddell Photography highlights our Peyton Sofa that even looks amazing outside! If you're interested in using this versatile piece at your next event, send us an email!

2018: What a Year it Was!

Author: Chelsea Head

How we're already at the end of 2018 is crazy! It seems like we were just starting the year off with some amazing events and open houses! As we look back over the year, we can relive all of the awesome weddings, corporate events, styled shoots, and parties that we were a part of! It was a privilege to be a part of so many events (around 400 this year!!) We love working with you all and we cannot wait to see what 2019 will hold!

Below, we will post just a few of the wonderful events that we did this year and explain why they were so important to us!

 

Marketplace Events

First off, we held some BEAUTIFUL events for the first time in our Marketplace. This was our first full year in our new building and we had the honor of hosting engagement parties, bridal and baby showers, photoshoots, and more in our space! Our very first event, besides our grand opening, was an engagement party for Jenna and Patrick. The theme was a starry night and was full of moody purples, black, gray, and gold. A.J. Dunlap was there to photograph the event and it was one to remember!

This year was the first year that we could use our space to host events for the community and to bring local women together to celebrate each other and just to enjoy themselves! We hosted our very first Hocus Pocus Party and I believe it will be the first of many! We decked the space out in full Halloween decor, got all dressed up, and had an amazing time with some women of the local community. It was a great time to enjoy one another's company and have a night out!

To wrap the year up and to celebrate the end of the busy wedding season, we hosted our first employee Friendsgiving in our marketplace. This was a way to relax and to celebrate all of our success from the year! Sam Floyd Photography was there to capture the evening! Everyone brought their favorite Thanksgiving dish, dressed in their holiday best, and we laughed and ate until late in the evening! We love hosting events in our space, but being able to enjoy the space ourselves is something that we never get to experience. This was a great way to wrap up the year and we can't wait to see what kind of events we get to host in 2019!

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With all of the events that we were a part of this year, there's no way I would be able to write about all of them! They were all beautiful and we loved being a part of each one, but for this post, I will pick a few out that were very memorable!

In March, we had the honor of designing a wedding for Ashton and Josh at Oaks at Salem. We loved being a part of this beautiful wedding and we even built some new items for this event! This image by Hartmann Outdoor Photography features our new 16 foot long truss that went over two of our David Farm Tables. Decked out with greenery and hanging candles, this piece was truly stunning!

In August, one our brides Sarah had the brilliant idea of having 10 lounges in the Stockroom for her wedding! We have never brought so much lounge furniture for a wedding, but the end result was incredible! Sarah wanted all of her guests to feel cozy and at home, and I believe she achieved just that!

In September, we were thrilled when Ashlee and Austin asked us to be a part of their special day at the Bradford! Ashlee's vision of a boho wedding even featured a llama! We were honored to use our brand new Black Industrial Farm Tables (image by Blest Studios) at this wedding and they definitely added the perfect touch to Ashlee and Austin's day!

In April, we started our wonderful partnership with Compass Rose Brewery and hosted a styled shoot there with The Wandering Moose Food Truck and Live View Studios. We proudly offer our decor there for weddings and corporate events, and we love to see what clients do in that industrial space!

In July, we were honored to be asked to participate in The School of Styling at the McAlister-Leftwich House! We brought all of the decor for the workshop, including styling pieces, lounge furniture, Bentwood chairs, and our new Isabelle Bar. This image by Shayln Photography shows off our stunning new bar in their beautiful venue!

Our last image is one of a wedding in last December, but it was such a fun event that we had to include it! Maggie and Lee were such a fun couple and they let us bring our brand new rope swings for them to use for pictures! We love this image by Blest Studios of our vintage lounge because no matter what new inventory we get, we will always have a special place in our heart for our vintage items! They were the pieces that started this company with and we will always love them!

 

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This year we so excited to add some amazing new pieces to our already large inventory. We received a shipment in July with all kinds of new pieces for all of our clients to enjoy! Below are some images of our just some of our new pieces! We added Bentwood Chairs and Bartstools, Allie Chairs, new linen lounge pieces, industrial lounge pieces, new farm tables, and more! We love adding to our collection to always bring the best to our clients and we hope that you continue to enjoy our new inventory in the next year! (Images: Timmester Photography, Shalyn Nelson Photography, Images by Amber Robinson.)

Speaking

This year, Holly and Amanda began sharing their heart and souls with this community by speaking at local events. This is something that they have always felt strongly about and they love to share their story and to encourage other women in their own walks of life. With events like Illuminate Raleigh, Restored, and even speaking at our own Marketplace, Holly and Amanda bared their soul and shared their experiences. It is something that they love to do and they cannot wait to continue lifting others up with their story and with their love in 2019!

Vision for 2019

We are wrapping up this blog post and 2018 with the first annual Greenhouse Picker Sisters Vision Retreat. Holly and Amanda headed to Colonial Williamsburg to reflect over the year and the business, to look at the good things in this business and the things that need improvement. It was a great time to refresh and to focus on all of the great things that will happen in the new year! We thank you for following along with us on this journey and we cannot wait to see what 2019 will bring for all of us!

Love and a Happy New Year -

The Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Deck The Halls

Author: Chelsea Head

With Christmas being less than a week away, most people have already put up the tree and decorated their mantles. But if you're a procrastinator or you're having some people over this weekend and need a few more decorating ideas, then look no further! Below are an assortment of Christmas decor ideas for your party or family get together. From traditional red and green, to bright and colorful, we have all kinds of ideas for you!

Here are two place settings that are full of Holiday cheer! On the left is an image from Kaitlyn Blake Photography of a traditional red and green place setting that screams "Merry Christmas!" On the right we have an image from A.J. Dunlap that is a more subtle, but still festive place setting of neutrals with a pop of fresh greenery.

Fresh greenery, fun holiday pillows, and fuzzy blankets are all perfect decor for the Holidays. They evoke feelings of warmth and coziness, and will be a great place to gather with friends and family.

However you decide to decorate, you can't go wrong if you do it with joy, love, and a sense of merriment! Make sure to take the time to enjoy your decorations, the time with friends and family, and the joy of the season!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

All Images courtesy of:

A.J. Dunlap

Kaitlyn Blake

Liveview Studios

Thanksgiving At The Greenhouse Picker Sisters Marketplace

Author: Chelsea Head

Earlier this November, our Greenhouse team gathered at the showroom to host our first annual Friendsgiving! We invited all of our families, made a side dish or dessert, and came together to enjoy a meal and each other's company. It was a great night celebrating our survival of the busy wedding season and getting to spend time with one another. We love hosting small parties and gatherings at our marketplace, so it was a blast that we got to host a party for ourselves!

I couldn't have made any of this happen without the help of some amazing people and vendors! First off, thank you to Pam Denney who cooked the turkey (the most important part of any Thanksgiving meal,) and who helped me pull all of this together! Danielle of Mason Dixon Designs contributed the most beautiful calligraphy on our place card gift boxes that were full of treats! Susan of Specialties Florals and Events always creates the most stunning centerpieces and this time was no different! And lastly, we wouldn't have these gorgeous images without Sam Floyd Photography!

If you would love to host a party at our space, please reach out to Holly at holly@greenhousepickersisters.com! We would love to chat with you and have you out to our space! Don't forget that we our hosting our Winter Open House and Market tomorrow night December 6th from 7PM-10PM. We would love to see you there!!

Are You Ready for the Holidays???

Author: Chelsea Head

It's that time of year again when the malls are packed and you have no idea what to buy all of those special people in your life. First, you have to buy for your family, then friends, and then your kid's teachers, your neighbors, and your co-workers. With so many gifts to buy everyone, you often run out of ideas of what to get people. I know I do! Well this year, you're in luck! We are offering a place for you to come out, sip on some yummy hot chocolate, and shop for some unique gifts for everyone! But besides the fun treats and shopping, you'll be able to come out, see our showroom all decked out for the holidays, and you get to hang out with us!

If this hasn't grabbed your attention yet and you still need some more convincing that you need to come out to this event, I'll introduce you to our vendors that will be in attendance!

First up is one of our favorite calligraphers, Mason Dixon Designs! She will have some fun holiday gifts, (that she will personalize for you on the spot!) such as, ornaments, gift tags, and more!

Next up, are the girls of The Poppy Shop! Their goal is to offer affordable and cute loungewear and accessories for brides and their bridesmaids. From cute pajama sets, bold statement earrings, and dainty pendant necklaces, a girl can find all of the best gifts for her girlfriends!  Aren't their Annie Post Earrings so festive?

If you are looking for something artistic, unique and a beautiful piece to hang on your wall or someone else's, look no further than Elle Woods Co. Her handmade reclaimed wood pieces are stunning and would be great gift for that friend who loves trendy art pieces!

Last, but certainly not least, is a one of a kind gift from Lo & Behold Stitchery. Brittany is a quilter who offers modern quilts for your chic farmhouse style sofa, or for those new moms who want a traditional, yet modern quilt for their new child. From baby quilts to full size quilts, you can find a truly special gift to take home!

By now, you should have cleared your calendar and told all of your friends to join us next Thursday, December 6th from 7:00PM-10:00PM for our open house and holiday market! Check out our Facebook page for more details and to share it with your mom, your sister, your aunt, and all of your friends! We want to see you there!!

Location of Holiday Market:

9556 Industry Drive Raleigh, NC 27603

919-285-1491

 

 

 

 

 

Images of showroom: Live View Studios

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A Seat At The Table

Author: Chelsea Head

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Image: Hartman Outdoor Photography

We all know that when you dream about your big day, you envision the dress, the flowers, the venue, and how you're going to walk down the aisle. But do you ever dream about where you and your partner will sit? Not many people do, but figuring out where you two will sit can be a great way for you to be creative and have that romantic space for you both.

There are plenty of options for your sweetheart seating, but there is usually the two more popular types. You can always opt for the more intimate sweetheart setting, where it is just you two at your own private table. That table could be tucked away from the rest of your guests or right in the middle. Or you could always choose to do the head table option. Both of you are seated with your best friends and bridal party so you are never away from all of the fun. There are pros and cons to both options, so just have to figure out what feels right to you.

Here is a bright, colorful, and fun sweetheart table featured at The Stockroom. They used our Ingrid Table with the Elaine Bench to create a new take on a sweetheart table.

Image: Ashton Kelly Photography

Below is a really unique take on a head table. Amy of Plume Events created a head table with different upholstered furniture that created a cozy, yet chic look. Our Stacey ChairsBlaire Loveseat, and Erin Chair were the perfect pieces for this classic pairing.

 

Image: Danielle Riley Photography

At the beautiful McAlister-Leftwich House, Magnolia and Grace events put together an industrial, yet classic head table inside of this historic home. Our Industrial Farm Tables with our Ezra Chairs are the perfect juxtaposition of modern and classic in this setting.

Image: Blue Barn Photography

 

Whether you choose to do a more traditional sweetheart table or a head table, your possibilities to create a unique setting are endless. Start thinking about how you can create something that represents the two of you and your love story, and how that best fits into your reception. Then come see us so we can bring that dream to a reality!

Image: Timmester Photography

It’s Time for Holiday Parties!

Image: Sharon Ashlie Photography

Author: Chelsea Head

It's that time of year when it starts getting darker earlier, it's finally getting cooler (some days,) and it's that time to start thinking of your plans for the Holidays! We love this time of year when we get to gather with our friends, coworkers, and families to relax, now that the busy wedding season is finally over, and enjoy one another's company and the holiday.

Whether you are thinking about Thanksgiving, or you've already skipped straight to Christmas, we want you to consider us for your next holiday event! Our Marketplace is the perfect space to host your holiday dinner, get together with those girl friends, or gather with your family for an awesome experience. With the ability to host a gathering and not have to worry about the decor or having all those people in your house, this is the perfect space for you! We can set the space up casually, such as soft seating areas, or a little more formal with our farm tables and chairs. You can tell us a theme or let us come up with the design and decor. It's that simple!

This week, we are hosting our very own employee party/Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. We are decking our space out in the holiday spirit and we want you to follow along! Check in with us on social media during the next two days to see some sneak peaks of the decor and some fun decorating tips! Who knows, maybe it will convince you to host your own party there!! So make sure you are following us on Instagram to see all of  the fun!!

 

Image: Lindsey Cash Photography

Image: A.J. Dunlap

Image: Kelley Deal Photography

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Interns Wanted!

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2018 FALL EDUCATIONAL INTERNSHIP 16 WEEK COURSE!

 

We are a Raleigh-based company specializing in unique specialty rentals for corporate events, weddings, photo shoots and more. We help clients develop their vision by assisting in the utilization of our stunning, one-of-a-kind rentals. We are obsessed with the latest trend and will bring your Pinterest dreams to life.

We are so excited to be offering our first ever immersive internship course. We are eager to share our knowledge with individuals who are interested in a potential career in the wedding industry. We will handpick interns to join us in a 16 week internship course diving into all the “must knows” for working in the wedding industry while getting first hand experience behind the scenes.

 

Program Mission


“The mission of the Greenhouse Picker Sisters Educational Internship Course is to provide interns with core competencies and experiential learning opportunities in preparation for successful careers and leadership roles in the wedding industry and to instill values of lifelong learning and community service.”

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the program, interns will be able to:

  • Illustrate proficiencies and skills relevant to the operational areas of a rental company, specifically within the wedding industry.
  • Apply effective communication skills
  • Evaluate information and make decisions using critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Apply ethical reasoning and professional judgement 

At the completion of this course, students will have:

  1. Utilized common special events terminology
  2. Described responsibilities of an event manager or planner
  3. Developed goals and objectives for a special event
  4. Identified 3 local event suppliers/ vendors, at least on caterer providing food and beverage.
  5. Developed a timeline for event planning and a schedule of events.

 

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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR


Eligible participants must be 18 years of age, a current graduate, or undergraduate college student, have a valid driver's license with auto insurance and is available to work occasional weekends. Proficiency with Google Docs and WordPress are desired, but not required.

Our ideal intern would be pursuing a career in the hospitality, wedding, or events industry.

Our intern would ideally be energetic, creative, and adaptable at a moment’s notice, with the ability to be a self starter and think on their feet. Bonus points if you aren’t afraid of a little DIY furniture rehab.

This internship is unpaid!

If you are organized, detail-oriented and are driven by passion and creativity, stop what you’re doing and complete the following application by September 14th, 2018.

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Images: A.J. Dunlap

Fall is Coming….So Throw that Backyard Summer Party!

Author: Chelsea Head

With the month of August coming to an end, we are beginning to look for Fall and those cooler temperatures. With Fall being our busiest season over here at Greenhouse Picker Sisters, we are taking these last few weeks to enjoy the heat, lounge in the pool, and spend time with our friends and families. We love a summer party and we know you do too! So grab your friends, some good food and drinks, some fun decor, and ring out the end of the summer!

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In the images above our Pallet Table is on full display on the beach! We love being on the beach and throwing a party this awesome is even better!

Who doesn't love a bright, fun, summer dining table setup? Our Whitewash Farm Table looks beautiful with a set of colorful goblets!

Lounging on a pile of poufs and boho pillows is the perfect way to end an evening and gaze up at the stars.

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Boho lounges practically scream summer and all of the images above are doing their best summer interpretation! Our Palmar Chairs mixed with the Lillian couch are the perfect way to show off that warm, sunny weather!

The Lorelai Buffet looks super cute with this beautiful balloon display above it and an array of cakes on top!

Teepee's are an awesome accessory to any backyard bash. Throw a rug and some pillows in, and you have yourself an epic lounge!

Images by (in order of appearance:)

Emily Chidester Photography

Jenna Markiewicz

Kevin Milz Photography

A.J. Dunlap Photography

Radian Photography

Holly Barton

Casey Rose Photography