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Love Stands the Test of Time

They say time changes everything, and in the case of Lakeesha and Johari, this “change” is a lovely one, as they have decided to finally tie the knot after being together for over a decade and a half.

Lakeesha and Johari’s relationship has stood the test of time. They have been dating for sixteen years, built a family and business together. Who would have thought that their encounter at a salon through a mutual friend would take them to this moment? She is a hairstylist and he was there to have his curly hair done. We can say, love was in the hair that time!

Johari made reservations at Lakeesha’s favorite barbecue place where he planned to ask the question. Lakeesha was surprised by when the waitress served dessert with “Will You Marry Me?” written on the plate, and Johari, a gentleman on one knee.

The pair have been waiting for the “right” time and place, but knowing that they belonged together was enough to push through with their wedding plans. Cactus Collective Weddings assisted them in making it happen. The couple finally made it, and they loved being able to just be in the moment.

The Dry Lake Bed served as the perfect venue for their sleek and stylish intimate wedding. Lakeesha wore a classy black strapless dress, and Johari complemented her look in his white coat with black trims. The red flowers in the bride’s bouquet added a tasteful pop of color to the scene. It may have been a long road for the two, but it was time well spent.

They say time changes everything. We say, yup! And for the newly-wed Johari and Lakeesha, things will get better and better.

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Florals: Gaia Flowers
Dress & Shoes: BellaNiecele
Hair & Makeup: Baddie Bar
Rings: Kay Jewelers

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.