Destination Wedding Photography at the Meadows at Marshdale | Annika + Mark

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is that I get to photograph love stories. While I don’t believe in fairy tales, I can’t help but get all teary eyed as I watch the love of my couples unfold right before my eyes. Some relationships are more complicated than others, but each one is unique. It’s kind of like a bottle of granache. No two are the same but I’ve never met one that I didn’t love. Annika and Mark’s story was no exception.

They met in Colorado while working at the Boulder Running Company years ago. Since then, they’ve moved to Seattle but decided that a destination wedding back where it all started would be perfect. They chose the Meadows at Marshdale in Evergreen, Colorado as their wedding venue. They really loved the idea of being in the mountains when they said their vowels.

I’m not going to lie, the Meadows at Marshdale is a beautiful location. It’s quiet, has amazing views of the mountains and has Colorado written all over it, but what really made Annika and Mark’s wedding was all of the personal touches they added.

Annika walked down the aisle in her hiking boots, carrying one of the most beautiful, colorful wedding bouquets I have ever seen. They included their Golden Retreiver, Sidney, in their wedding day, as well as friends and family from all around the world. They opted for a brunch of pancakes, sausage and mimosos. They filled mason jars with pictures of their childhood and lives together. They choose a donut tower instead of a wedding cake. They even had a first photo booth instead of first dances. Their wedding was perfect, because it was perfectly them.

Annika and Mark, thank you so much for choosing me as your wedding photographer. I wish you both the best of luck in life and love, and ask that you please give Sidney as scratch on the head for me.

Meadows at Marshdale

Wedding dress hanging at the Red Barn in Evergreen, Colorado

Bride getting ready at meadows at Marshdale

Getting ready at the Red Barn at Meadows at Marshdale

Bride wearing hiking boots

Wedding invitations

Destination Wedding Photography in Evergreen, Colorado

Sidney the dog in wedding ceremony

Destination Wedding in Evergreen, Colorado

First kiss at Destination Wedding at Meadows at Marshdale

Destination Wedding Photography at the Meadows at Marshdale

Rose Gold Wedding Ring Set

Beautiful Wedding Photos by Fleur de Liz

Bridal Bouquet by Fleur de Liz

Destination Wedding Photography at Evergreen Wedding Venue Meadows at Marshdale

Bridal Portraits at Meadows at Marshdale

Family Portrait with dog

bridal portraits in green meadow in evergreen

Destination Wedding Photography of Bride and Groom at Evergreen Wedding

The Red Barn at Meadows at Marshdale

The inside of the red barn at meadows at marshdale

simple burlap tables at evergreen wedding

DIY mason jar pictures at wedding reception

mason jar picture frames at wedding

donut wedding cake at meadows at marshdale

donut cake from lemars donuts in colorado

Destination Wedding Photography donut cake

donut cake wedding cake at wedding reception
I absolutely loved their donut cake!

just married car with running shoes

mark and annika are just married
The get-a-way car.

running shoes hanging off of bride and grooms car in colorado

Destination Wedding Photography at Meadows at Marshdale

Annika and Mark’s amazing team of vendors included: 

Colorado Wedding Venue: Meadows at Marshdale and the Red Barn

Destination Wedding Photographer: Rayna McGinnis Wedding Photography

Evergreen Floral Design: Fleur de Liz

Colorado Wedding Caterer: A Spice of Life

Hair and Make Up Artist: Sasha Trent at Alpine Ridge Salon

Wedding Dress: Blue Sky Bridal