The Green Cottage, High Falls

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The Green Cottage flowers and gifts in High Falls NY by Duetimage Photography.
The Green Cot­tage in High Falls, Ulster Coun­ty, has been pro­vid­ing brides with flo­ral designs and unique gifts since 1997. (Pho­tographed by Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy — Hud­son Val­ley Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phers).

 

If you’re cruis­ing along the scenic coun­ty road 213 between Rosendale and Stone Ridge, you might hap­pen to notice a small green cot­tage on the north side apt­ly named The Green Cot­tage.  And if you’re search­ing the area for ven­dors for your event in near­by Crest­ed Hen Farms or The 1850 House — or any oth­er venue in Ulster Coun­ty — chances are you’ll find a lot of what you need here.

 

Bridal bouquet by The Green Cottage in High Falls, photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers.
A Mod­ern Clas­sic: one of The Green Cottage’s bridal bou­quets pre­pared for a elope­ment at Rosendale’s 1850 House.

 

The Green Cot­tage start­ed off as a serendip­i­ty,” says own­er Den­nis Nut­ley, a for­mer in-house florist at Mohonk Moun­tain House who set out to build his own flo­ral design busi­ness in 1997.  Back then, he and his part­ner David Urso, a jew­el­er, were look­ing for a place to set up shop in the area.  Their real estate agent showed them to the small green cot­tage they now occu­py but at first they were skep­ti­cal about the loca­tion.

Our real estate agent was real­ly per­sis­tent and she was con­vinced that this was a real­ly good place for us,” recalls Den­nis.  “We final­ly gave in and then we spent some time bat­ting around pos­si­ble names for the busi­ness.  And after awhile we said to our­selves, why not The Green Cot­tage?  It’s the most obvi­ous one.”

 

Sweetheart table from The Green Cottage at Rosendale's Bell Tower photographed by Duetimage Photography.
The Green Cot­tage cre­at­ed this bride and groom sweet­heart table at Rosendale’s The Bell Tow­er wed­ding venue.

 

Sweetheart table from The Green Cottage at Rosendale's Bell Tower photographed by Duetimage Photography.
A clos­er look at Den­nis Nutley’s hand­i­work on this gor­geous tablescape.

 

Since then, Den­nis has been cre­at­ing flo­ral design for Hud­son Val­ley brides in a style he describes as mod­ern clas­sic.  “I see my work as time­less and always rel­e­vant no mat­ter what the pre­vail­ing styles are on any giv­en day.  They are clas­sic, but updat­ed and mod­i­fied.”

 

Bride with bouquet in the garden of The Green Cottage in High Falls NY by Duetimage Photography.
Bride with cas­cad­ing bou­quet in the Green Cottage’s back­yard gar­den. See more from our Flower Child styled ses­sion.

 

Den­nis describes his part­ner­ship with David Urso, whose jew­el­ry shop is based at the Green Cot­tage, as the per­fect col­lab­o­ra­tion.  “I run a lot of my design ideas by him and he is my sound­ing board.  I usu­al­ly hit things right on the head the first time, but he tells me when I get it wrong,” says Den­nis.

 

Groom's boutonierre by The Green Cottage photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley
Clas­sic and mod­ern cap­tured in this ele­gant men’s bou­ton­niere.

 

In addi­tion to being a part of the Green Cottage’s flo­ral design process, David’s jew­el­ry and gifts selec­tions make The Green Cot­tage more than just a flower shop.  “It’s a place where brides and their fam­i­lies can find per­fect gift com­bi­na­tions.  Usu­al­ly brides find some­thing they like to give to their brides­maids while their in the shop work­ing on their flow­ers.  Or some­times they find a one of a kind piece they’d like to wear at their wed­ding.”

 

Bride wearing "Artemis" crushed peridot earrings by David Urso jewelry at The Green Cottage photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Brides can find one of a kind jew­el­ry pieces at The Green Cot­tage, like these “Artemis” crushed peri­dot ear­rings.

 

Soap gift bars at The Green Cottage in High Falls photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Soaps are just a few of the many gifts on offer at The Green Cot­tage.
Gift selection at The Green Cottage in High Falls photographed by Duetimage Photography.
Shop for per­fume, wine glass jew­el­ry, and glass­ware too.

 

For Den­nis, keep­ing it local is a very big part of his busi­ness phi­los­o­phy.  “As much as we can, we acquire our flow­ers local­ly.  About half of our clien­tele are also local girls whose rel­a­tives were past brides of ours.  I get a big kick out of these young ladies who are in their 20’s now, who come in a tell us ‘When I was 5-year-old you did the flow­ers for my cousin’s wed­ding, and I knew then that I want­ed you to be my florist’,” says Den­nis with a laugh.

While you don’t need to plan 20 years in advance to work with The Green Cot­tage, Den­nis sug­gests a lead time of at least 3 weeks when con­sult­ing with him about your wed­ding.  But if it’s an emer­gency with short advance notice, Den­nis says he’s up chal­lenge.  “Even if it’s only a day in advance, I’ll do my best to help a bride’s dream wed­ding come true.  It’s real­ly just a mat­ter of get­ting to know the bride and know­ing who she wants to be on her day.”

 

Backyard of The Green Cottage in High Falls photographed by Duetimage Photography Hudson Valley wedding photographers..

 

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Additional Information:

Vis­it The Green Cot­tage at: http://www.thegreencottage.com/.

To book Due­tim­age Pho­tog­ra­phy for your wed­ding, call (845) 905‑6323 or vis­it: http://www.duetimage.com/contact.

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