An Ethereal Farewell-to-Winter Celebration in Upstate New York
Gather Greene’s Scandinavian approach to country living includes relaxing in minimalist cabins, wandering through wooded forests and getting together with friends in a casual, comfortable and rejuvenating way. It was in that...
by Alyssa Brown

Gather Greene’s Scandinavian approach to country living includes relaxing in minimalist cabins, wandering through wooded forests and getting together with friends in a casual, comfortable and rejuvenating way. It was in that spirit that designer Danielle from Good Look'n and florist Amy from Luna Moss brought together a group of girls for an inspired end-of-winter styled shoot that feels like a bachelorette party weekend. Complete with a beautifully curated dinner space, a foraging expedition in the snowy forest and bespoke crafts, the weekend feels ethereal and bright – a beautiful way to envision reconnecting with your closest friends.

We recently interviewed Elizabeth to get the whole back story behind the shoot and why Gather Greene made the ideal backdrop. For more of the scoop, and to find out about the featured artisanal items, read on below.

Why did you create this styled shoot? 

We wanted to create a story that inspired not just a moment of celebration but an experience of ritual and simple pleasures. Our take on the modern bachelorette weekend with a minimalist approach to decor and planning. The ultimate goal in planning a getaway is creating an opportunity for rest, reflection and above all, connection, a time and place to nurture our most kindred relationships. 

What was your inspiration when designing this weekend? 

A focus on warm and natural materials compliment the aesthetics of Gather Greene, and enhance the retreat-inspired nature of our weekend away. A simple and luxurious brunch spread awaits the ladies after a relaxing morning, followed by a spoon carving class. An afternoon of foraging leads into time spent chatting and dancing around the fire, making for the perfect restful atmosphere in which to rekindle cherished relationships, and to focus on celebrating with beloved friends.

Why did you choose Gather Greene as the backdrop?

Gather Greene's Scandinavian inspired architecture, private wooded landscape and cozy cabin lodgings serve as the ideal environment for this no fuss approach to gathering. Gather Greene offers opportunities for group weekend getaways during their off-season.

What were the special touches that helped bring this to life? 

Our weekend begins with a beautiful itinerary from Old City Mailroom, and a welcome gift filled with the essentials for a heartfelt celebration retreat. The warm, minimalist cabin interiors compliment the handmade soaps and bath salts from Even Keel, and wooden combs from Spire Wood Shop. The welcome gifts set the tone for the weekend, with curated selections of local treats from favorite artisans, all wrapped up with a personalized tag. Our ladies were treated to time together in cozy robes by Odd Bird Company, and bundled against the early spring chill with woolen blankets from Evangeline

Why is Gather Greene the perfect girls getaway location? 

Gather Greene offers the perfect combination of beautiful indoor spaces with thoughtful touches and finishes, and stunning outdoor space for exploration and relaxation. We love that the venue feels cozy and spacious at the same time. With lots of gathering spaces, as well as private cabins for personal reflection, it makes for the ideal location for an intentional retreat. 

What was your favorite part of the weekend? 

A favorite part of the weekend were all of the beautiful details that Danielle from Good Look'n curated. Each embodied the overall feel for the weekend; locally sourced, filled with natural beauty, and the perfect compliment for a restorative weekend. 

Book your next gathering or getaway at Gather Greene →


Venue: Gather Greene | Photography: Elizabeth LaDuca | Concept Development, Design & Styling: Good Look'n | Floral Design & Creative Direction: Luna Moss | Hair & Makeup: Love Notes by June | Stationery & Paper Goods: Old City Mailroom | Catering: Honey & Schmaltz | Linen Robes: Odd Bird Company | Denim Wardrobe Pieces: Takeko by AMIE | Spoon carving class + wooden hair comb + wood peg: Spire Wood Shop | Blankets & Throws: Evangeline | Gift bags & bath products: Even Keel


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