How many daughters does it take to pull off a lacy, rose-strewn Western wedding? #Wedding Porn#brides over 40#hat#mama bride#small wedding#washington#western wedding July 16 | Chris Wolfgang mswolfgang Photos by: Laurel McConnell Photography Photos by Laurel McConnell Photography Christine and Jim married each other at a private residence in Washington state, surrounded by just 13 loved ones. Old-fashioned Western romance is simply everywhere you look: Christine's lace dress was made from a repurposed Quaker tablecloth (how cool is that!); huge, pale roses show up in everything from bouquets to paper cones for confetti; Christine's daughters surprised her by wearing matching peach lace; even the candy boxes had lace hankies! But the details bring more than just the pretty. That amazing tapestry that Jim and Christine married in front of? A friend gave that to them. It's embroidered with a pair of Quetzal birds to symbolize their union. Christine's jewelry was handmade by a family friend. Jim's pocket watch has been handed down through several generations of his family. And let's not forget the photographer! Laurel McConnell is another daughter of the bride. Pardon, my heart just melted, it's dripping everywhere. Vendors Bridesmaid dresses: ModCloth • Florist: Alexa with Fiore • Photography: Laurel McConnell Photography • Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She’ll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @mswolfgang PREVIOUS Murphy & Deagle's monochromatic video games wedding NEXT Live-streaming your wedding: Which service is best? Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] This easily one of the loveliest weddings I have seen on here yet. The soft colours and light are just splendid. 12 agree Reply Absolutely beautiful! So many of the style elements of this wedding are chiming in harmony with those happy faces and hugs. I especially love the bride's hair with interwoven flowers — such an elegant, yet natural, look for her pretty brunette 'do. 4 agree Reply So delicate! Every details is really beautiful and delicate! Wow! Congrats! 3 agree Reply This wedding is my favorite! 2 agree Reply Seriously one of my favorite weddings we've ever featured. 19 agree Reply My heart just swelled with pride, Ariel! I am so proud of and so happy for my mama, and was so excited to be able to witness and photograph her and Jim's ceremony!!! We are SO excited you love their wedding as much as we did!! She worked really hard bringing together all of the details, which included traveling from CA to WA for her nuptials, and it really WAS a wonderful weekend spent with people who are so dear to each of our hearts. xxoo! 2 agree Reply intimate and perfect in every way – everyone's expressions tell the story of how lovely it was. The lace doesn't hurt either. 🙂 3 agree Reply This is so beautiful in every detail. Everyone looks so sweetly relaxed, and the sleeves on that dress are gorgeous! 2 agree Reply What a lovely wedding! 2 agree Reply This is so lovely. 🙂 2 agree Reply My heart, it is all melty, too. This wedding is so lovely and soft and warm. I love how the bride and groom look at each other. You can just hear them thinking, "I'm so lucky to have found you." 4 agree Reply This wedding is just too beautiful! One of the prettiest I have ever seen. 2 agree Reply So romantic couple and also the wedding. The lace wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses are pretty beautiful. 4 agree Reply As a 52-year-old celebrating her 29th wedding anniversary this year, I'm so glad to see an older couple here on the blog! We're thinking of having a party and possibly a vow renewal. This post is so sweet it brought tears to my eyes. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.