Anna and Jim were married on a beautiful September day at Shupe Homestead in Longmont, Colorado.
Anna shares, “Jim and I got engaged in May of 2021 and we picked our venue almost immediately after. I knew with covid and everyone postponing their wedding we were in serious competition. Shupe was the first place I looked. I found it so charming immediately, but looked at about six other places before taking Jim back with me for a second visit and pulling the trigger. The property is naturally beautiful, wedged between farmlands with the mountains in the distance. They have all these quirky and unique touches like chandeliers and sofas around the property. We loved how much flexibility the venue provided, but also how much was included. Shupe came with all the tables, chairs, linens, flatware, barware, plus its own service staff. It felt like a fair deal for the price, plus we had so much flexibility with choosing our own vendors.
Neither Jim nor I consider ourselves to be “fancy,” so we loved the mom and pop vibe of Shupe and its natural beauty and charm.
Weddings are so weird because you put all this time and energy into this one day and I was pretty anxious leading up to it. Everyone told me that the day of it will all just melt away and I didn’t believe anybody. But it was weirdly true. When the weekend finally showed up and there was little I could do to control it anymore, you kind of just let go and let the adrenaline carry you through.
My favorite part of the whole wedding was the ceremony. I was kind of freaking out because, as my bridal party was walking, it was drizzling! I kept saying “wait, it’s raining!” and the planner just told everyone to keep going. As I turned the corner, holding my brother’s arm, I saw everyone standing up for me and immediately went into emotional shock and sobbed the entire way down the aisle. I was basically ugly crying out of pure happiness. It was so intense, and so magical. Everyone clapped for me once I made it down the aisle because I was such a hot, happy mess.
We had two llamas at the wedding, Liberty and Bandit, who were probably my second favorite part, next to marrying my man!”
Anna and Jim danced their first dance to Friendship by Chris Stapleton, “We got friendship, the kind that lasts a lifetime.”
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz
Venue: Shupe Homestead
Coordinator: AYS, At Your Service, Jim and Tricia
Officiant: Kris Klauber
Caterer: McDevitt Taco Supply
Cookies: Moxie Bakery
DJ/Band: DJ Dancin’ Shoes
Florist: Juniper & Twine
Invitations: The Knot
Makeup: Beth Walker
Llamas: Lightning Ridge Llamas
Rings: Sarah O. Jewelry, Adamas Fine Jewelry
Bride’s Dress Designer /Shop: L’Elite (Boston, MA)
Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Groom’s Suit: Bonobos
Bride’s Reception Dress: Rent the Runway, Dress the Population