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Winter Wedding at Ginger & Baker, and Block One in Old Town Fort Collins

Updated: Mar 19

Armstrong Hotel for Getting Ready photos, Ginger & Baker for the Ceremony, and Block One for the Reception.

Such a fun combination of venues that made up this couple's special day. This wedding spanned across three locations, each with unique textures and artistic flair. Do you have a dog that you'd like to have in your Getting Ready photos? Then book the Armstrong Hotel in Old Town Fort Collins. They are a pet-friendly boutique hotel right on College Avenue. Cafés, restaurants, bars, breweries, and shopping all at walking distance. They even pass out bikes if you're feeling cyclodelic.

This wasn't our first time shooting at the Armstrong Hotel, we actually shot our couple's Engagement photos here in the Café and in Ace Gillett's lounge in the basement (Check out those here). Our Bride is a fan of art and architecture and photography that represents those ideas. I love it when I can stretch my art-legs and shoot with interesting perspectives. All of this of course comes down to trusting your photographer and their ability to craft some imagination on the fly.

Wedding venue tip: Brides- White walls and natural lighting are the most flattering for photographs. Wedding vendor tip: Consider hiring a photographer to assist you in your design elements. A seasoned photographer who shoots a lot of venues can give you an enormous amount of clarity when it comes to placement of arches, bridal party entrance routes, sunlight tracking, and of course paint schemes.

The ceremony was hosted at the upscale Ginger & Baker. This Old Town location moonlights as an event space, but is also a delightfully fancy restaurant, bakery, chef-led cooking studio, wine cellar, coffee and gift shop.

The reception was held at the industrial-chic Block One Event Center. This space is filled with lots of natural light and exposed beams on the ceilings. Outside of the venue, the Poudre River winds around the back and the trees give off gorgeous colors, especially in the Fall. No matter what time of year, these spaces are stunning options to gather your friends and family together to celebrate you!

Getting Ready Venue:

Armstrong Hotel

259 S. College Ave.

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Ceremony Location:

Ginger & Baker

359 Linden Street

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Reception Location:

Block One Events

428 Linden Street

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Bride's Dress:

Encore Bridal Loft


Bloom Floral Boutique and Studio

153 N College

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524


Howe Eventful

201 E 4th St,

Loveland, Colorado 80537


The Rollin' Stone Pizza truck

Fort Collins, Colorado


Front Range Event Rental

3800 Weicker Drive Unit 2

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

And Me:

Blue Canoe Photography

301 South Howes Street #504

Fort Collins, Colorado 80521

(970) 567-9638


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