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A Home for Their Hearts 

Some people imagine finding love in some exotic or far-flung places and the moment will be exciting and spectacular. But there is a certain gentle warmth in the subtlety of finding love near home. 

This is how Josh and Emily’s story began. They grew up in the same small town and knew about each other. Emily had a big crush on Josh, but they did not really get to profoundly know each other. It was during the time they hung out at a common friend’s place that they got to know each other better. They easily connected as they exchanged stories and laughter. Anyone would sense the blooming romance between the two. 

Their chemistry was so undeniable that they even texted each other at exactly the same time the following day; a charming sign that Josh and Emily are truly meant to be together. And so on their 4thanniversary, Josh popped the question while on a vacation trip in Galveston. The moment was lovely. Josh woke up Emily and prepared breakfast for her. It was relaxed yet overflowing with sweetness. 

The preparations also revealed how things just simply fall into place for the two of them. Emily wore an off-white illusion floral lace dress, which she did not intend to wear at the beginning, but she loved it and did not want to take it off when she tried it on. Josh wore a dusty light reddish-mauve twill suit with khaki-grayish corduroy pants. Their attires adorably matched each other’s and the desert hues. The make-up, accessories, and flowers all went well with their Desert Boho theme. 

Among the memorable parts of the wedding day is the time when the couple gets ready for the ceremony. Josh and Emily wanted to share this time too and got ready together in their hotel room. Their October 26 wedding marks their 6 ½ years together. In the presence of family and friends, Josh and Emily exchanged vows. Their love story may be quiet and laid-back, but it is nothing short of true and lasting. Their hearts have found a home in each other, and a home they will build together.

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Florals: Gaia Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Amelia C and Co.
Transportation: Presidential Limousine
Rings: James Allen

McKenzi Taylor
McKenzi Taylor

McKenzi Taylor is America’s go-to elopement and micro wedding expert, often featured in small and major media outlets, such as the New York Times. With over 15 years of wedding photography experience, it was after planning her own Las Vegas elopement in 2016 that McKenzi felt her purpose shift into elopement coordination. She started Cactus Collective Weddings soon after in 2017. Since then, she’s become a WIPA board member, and has helped well over 1000 couples get hitched in style around Las Vegas, San Diego and Black Hills.