How many daughters does it take to pull off a lacy, rose-strewn Western wedding?

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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.


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Vendors

Bridesmaid dresses: ModCloth • Florist: Alexa with Fiore • Photography: Laurel McConnell Photography • Umbrellas: Bella Umbrella

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  1. This easily one of the loveliest weddings I have seen on here yet. The soft colours and light are just splendid.

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  2. 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.

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    • 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!

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  3. intimate and perfect in every way – everyone's expressions tell the story of how lovely it was. The lace doesn't hurt either. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. This is so beautiful in every detail. Everyone looks so sweetly relaxed, and the sleeves on that dress are gorgeous!

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  5. 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."

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  6. So romantic couple and also the wedding. The lace wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses are pretty beautiful.

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  7. 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.

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