Cactus Collective provides packages for couples that are planning a destination wedding to Las Vegas, NV.
We are thrilled to provide you with quality photography, beautifully crafted ceremonies and a permit for land use at some of the most beautiful locations in Las Vegas.
Just about every couple in the universe wants their day to be unique and memorable. That’s why Las Vegas is known as the wedding capital around the world. A romantic Las Vegas desert wedding can be yours because we’ve found the perfect spot for making it official.
This U.K. couple was looking for adventure, natural beauty and the “ink” of a lifetime.
Tucked Away In Cactus Heaven
Our British loved-up pair chose to travel just outside the glitz and glamour of the famous Strip for privacy with a modern touch. They chose a Cactus Joe’s wedding on Blue Diamond Road to say their “I dos.” It’s one of our favorite Vegas elopement packages.
The eclectic nursery is filled with striking cacti, impressive Joshua trees and colorful flowers in a botanical desert garden. Nestled on the welcoming property is a rustic wedding chapel with a knotty pine interior and wedding officiant waiting for them.
Charming Venue Is Different
Our romantic U.K. visitors decided on eloping and doing it their way. They wanted a chapel ceremony, but they also desired an easy, up-to-date, sexy way of creating the ideal moment.
The bride wore an elegant wedding jumpsuit-dress designed by the London-based Whistles fashion brand for a modern, feminine appeal.
The beautiful images captured by our Vegas photographer show the true love of this hip bride and groom during their Cactus Joe’s wedding.
Post-Wedding Means Fab Fun
When choosing from our best elopement packages, couples discover there’s much uniqueness to enjoy here. Our U.K. friends topped off their Las Vegas desert wedding by getting his and her cactus tattoos. What a sweet, romantic way to say “I love you” in body art.
Posing for photos against the sultry desert/mountain landscape created the ultimate Cactus Joe’s wedding.
Let’s be honest; no one does elopement ideas better than the city of Las Vegas, and hundreds and hundreds of couples say their “I dos” there every year. Some happy pairs prefer a serene spot to tie the knot at and one that features a stunning backdrop of nature.
Few places on the planet can compete with the watercolor beauty of the desert at the incredible base of Red Rock Canyon. That is why Bonnie Springs Las Vegas offers a unique alternative to the typical Vegas nuptials, and it’s conveniently located a mere 35 minutes west of the strip.
Bonnie Springs Ranch has created the best of both worlds where couples in love can make it official inside a rustic wedding chapel with pinewood walls and ceilings and a gorgeous chandelier. Eloping in Vegas is the way Kiara and Samir envisioned their romantic nuptials, with simplicity and elegance and the natural desert beauty surrounding them.
The cute couple who met each other in the nation’s capital dreamed of the ideal wedding getaway adventure. They chose one of the amazing Vegas elopement packages and never looked back.
When Kiara and Samir posed for photographs against the desert landscape, the entire ceremony and event were captured in each special moment, every rich shade of color, each tiny elegant detail and smiles that will last a lifetime. The photos are like paintings and exquisite. Take a look at their bliss, deep commitment, love and the friends who shared their day.
Planning elopement ideas are fun, exciting and a time of confidence when the right professionals have your back. Kiara and Samir were “blown away” by eloping to Bonnie Springs Las Vegas because Cactus Collective is the leader in destination weddings. Founder McKenzi Taylor always creates the perfect touch, understanding that every couple is unique, desires something personal and magical.
Eloping in Vegas is modern, romantic and sexy, and McKenzi makes sure the ultimate partners build the dream of a lifetime for couples.
There are a variety of Vegas elopement packages to consider. Each one is beautifully executed and affordably priced. Cactus Collective trusts in four professional vendors to deliver the wedding essentials. They include Taylored Photo Memories, Peachy Keen Unions (officiant), Gaia Flowers, Plants, and Gifts and By Dzign (wedding dresses, tuxes, suits and decor).
Vegas elopement packages never disappoint, not with these backdrops, professionals and the desert experience.
Some couples like huge, costly weddings where they might ride in on an elephant, but for most of us, an intimate affair outdoors under a scenic landscape with elegant details makes for the perfect elopement package to say “I do.”
For Mercedes and Hunter, it was no to the chapel and the indoor restrictions that follow. Instead, they dreamed of the ultimate wedding location where they could travel and arrive at a spectacular spot, one that was unique and breathtaking. They desired treasured photographs that would tell their story. Mercedes even dipped her gorgeous wedding gown in tea to create a vintage style.
The crazy-in-love couple chose our romantic mountaintop elopement for a Red Rock Canyon Wedding, one of the most sensuous sceneries on the planet and only a 20-minute ride west of Las Vegas. Red Rock Canyon abounds in dramatic beauty at the famous Mojave Desert. Las Vegas Elopement Packages like this one offer couples a powerful view of the huge red rock formations created millions of years ago.
From the lush scenery at Red Rock to the officiating minister, colorful floral arrangements, permit and professional photography, we created their desert dream nuptials from one of our premier Las Vegas Elopement Packages.
Check out Mercedes and Hunter standing on their wedding mountaintop; they realize the magnitude of the moment and the landscape and how naturally they belong to the universe. A special intimacy can be felt, seen and photographed for lasting memories.
Each image is captured with elegance, playfulness and love as this beautiful pair makes their commitment at a Red Rock Canyon Wedding with the close people who love them.
Our Las Vegas Wedding packages are unique and creative, and all the heaving lifting is accomplished by our professionals. Mercedes didn’t want to fuss with planning her nuptials. She was in love with Hunter, and they wanted to wed in a canyon high on a mountaintop. Dreams do come true.
Their wedding included the venue of Red Rock Canyon, the officiant Wanda Tracey and photography by Taylored Photo Memories. Florals by Gaia Flowers.
A simple and personal ceremony that focuses on the happy couple without all the hassle, high expense and stress can be found in one of our elegant Las Vegas Wedding Packages.
How did you two meet?
We both worked at Best Buy in college. We knew (and hated) each other for a year or so… ran into each other at a bar and the rest is history.
Why did you choose this particular venue or location?
We didn’t want to plan a huge wedding, we love to travel and wanted to elope. Hunters family wanted to be apart of the wedding, so we figured we would go to Las Vegas, but instead of a chapel, get married in a canyon.
What is your vision for your wedding day?
I just wanted to be with hunter in an awesome location.
Have you had a favorite part of the planning process?
I don’t like to plan weddings, so my favorite part was the road trip out there.
Are you or anyone else making anything handmade or DIY at your wedding?
I dipped my dress in tea to make the color more “vintage”…. does that count?
Are you or anyone else making anything handmade or DIY at your wedding?
I dipped my dress in tea to make the color more “vintage”…. does that count?
Do you have any advice for other couples planning their day?
Don’t stress too much over it all. It will all work itself out. Also, don’t drink too much before the wedding… bad idea.
When it comes to one of the most important days of your lives, the backdrop needs to be nearly perfect, and that’s what a wedding in Red Rock Canyon is all about.
The dramatic landscape at the famous Mojave Desert is breathtaking and powerful with its unique and huge red rock formations created millions of years ago. There are even historic dinosaur tracks left behind. All of this is just a 20-minute ride west of Las Vegas.
One of our recent unions involved a happy couple who were searching for the ideal spot to get married at and one that offered a beautiful setting, privacy and romance. The lovely pair chose one of our Las Vegas Elopement Packages and received every little detail they desired, from the sensuous scenery at Red Rock Canyon to the officiating minister, colorful floral arrangements, permit and professional photography. We covered it all and even gave the wedded couple a gorgeous day of weather.
A picture says a thousand words as the saying goes, and in this case, you can see the results of two people in love making a commitment at a wedding in Red Rock Canyon. Although the desert landscape is far and wide, a special intimacy can be felt, seen and photographed for lasting memories.
The captured moments reveal the glorious union and key close-ups of her wedding gown, their rings, the floral bouquet, their “I dos,” their first kiss, their smiles and nature’s bounty all around them. The Red Rock Canyon backdrop is like a stunning watercolor painting and the perfect frame for a modern-day wedding. It’s genuine, strong and an intimate spot no wedding chapel could ever duplicate in originality.
We like delivering to our couples the dream of a wedding in Red Rock Canyon, one that’s affordable, professionally arranged and truly an intimate affair.
A simple and personal ceremony that focuses on the happy couple without all the fuss, high expense and stress can be found in one of our elegant Las Vegas Elopement Packages.
We believe the institution of marriage is a wonderful thing. That means we can design the desert dream wedding you imagine.
Holy Cow, the pictures are beautiful! You did a wonderful job.
We love receiving feedback like the above and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to capture and put together this intimate wedding for Stephanie and Steve. They were such a sweet, adorable couple that recently moved to Utah to be closer to adventure (we can relate to that!).
Stephanie reached out to us a couple months ago to get some ideas for how she could have her wedding in Red Rock Canyon. Steve is a rock climber and they are avid outdoors-folks so it only seemed fitting to host an intimate affair in a gorgeous (and warmer-than-SLC) location! They choose one of our Las Vegas elopement packages for Calico Basin and we had a great time.
The winter sun in the Valley of Vegas is absolutely stunning this time of year, as you can easily see in the images. It’s a warm glow that lights up the desert.
This couple blew our minds, they had chosen to come to Las Vegas for their intimate wedding and wanted to get married in our favorite location — Calico Basin. We love hosting Red Rock Canyon weddings and truly loved every details this bride and groom had put into their special day!
Our Las Vegas elopement packages are sure to make your heart sing when you find out we provide and source you with some of the absolute best vendors in Las Vegas.
Even when choosing to elope, your wedding day should be as unique as you are as a couple. Our luxurious Las Vegas elopement packages for two are designed to show your unique style. Whether you choose a wedding just for the two of you or a luxury elopement packages for up to 100 close friends, we strive to provide you with the wedding day of your dreams. There are many wonderful locations in the Nevada desert that you need to consider before making your final choice.
Bonnie Springs Ranch
Located at the base of Red Rock Canyon, nature completely surrounds the lucky couple and their guests when they choose to elope to the replicated old west town called Bonnie Springs Ranch that comes complete with roaming cowboys. The Old West Saloon accommodates up to 300 guests, so your Las Vegas elopement wedding does not have to be kept small. Guests can stay in the 50-room modern motel. Take advantage of their large catering kitchen and heir barbeque areas to host your wedding reception. There are also many venues spread across this property for smaller weddings. You can even leave on your honeymoon by riding their scenic train.
Red Rock Canyon in Calico Basin
If you are looking for Las Vegas elopement packages offering peaceful surroundings, then Red Rock Canyon in Calico Basin may be perfect for you. You can even make a stunning entrance by walking down the Boardwalk at Calico Basin that will be caught on film by your elopement photographer in Las Vegas. Keep in mind, there is no drinking water or cell phone service, but the grasslands and mountains serve as a beautiful background. Do not be surprised if you catch sight of a bighorn sheep or mule deer on your wedding day. Ditch any pretense of a long-sleeved high-collar long wedding dress here, however, as temperatures can become quite warm. If you are determined to wear a traditional wedding gown, then reserve this site for spring or fall. Enjoy use of the restrooms, grills and picnic tables. We will take care of any necessary permits, so you can bring in anything you want for your spectacular Red Rock Canyon in Calico Basin wedding.
Consider creating a vintage wedding at Eldorado Canyon amidst the crashed airplane, vintage cars, and abandoned vehicles. Choose between the main barn capable of holding up to 95 guests, the smaller Cactus Barn or the Cactus Garden containing an awe-inspiring stained glass arch as the setting for your wedding vows. Since this venue has very few modern conveniences, make sure to work with us to set up your luxury elopement packages at this location. Your elopement photographer in Las Vegas will help you set up marvelous photos with the Nevada desert as your backdrop. Elopement packages here can include transportation for everyone together, mine tours and utility-task vehicle tours. Eldorado Canyon is also located adjacent to Lake Mohave allowing you and your guests to water ski, wakeboard or just catch some rays on the beach.
Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery
If you are looking for unique Las Vegas elopement packages, then do not overlook Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery. Couples can choose to have their wedding in the rustic chapel sitting 14 comfortably or in their beautifully landscaped outdoor area including Asian and western-themed gardens. Alternatively, host your wedding in their Joshua tree forest. There are endless possibilities for creating memorable once-in-a-lifetime events at this location as the backdrop to this stunning location is the Red Rocks Canyon Do not be surprised if their rescued dogs and cats or the resident pig show up to your wedding festivities. While the chapel is tiny, the nursery has plenty of space to host a large outside barbecue or another type of wedding dinner. This location is close to many Las Vegas hotels, shopping centers, and dining options so guests can find plenty of options to keep them entertained. This location sells souvenirs along with pottery and plants so taking home something special from your wedding is incredibly easy.
Eldorado Dry Lake Bed
One of the most simple places to elope is the Eldorado Dry Lake Bed near Boulder City, Nevada. Your wedding photos will look stunning here as each pop of color in your clothing and flowers shows off stunningly against this clean backdrop. Think of it like a clean canvas sat before an artist, the lucky couple, as it is incredibly easy to transform this lake bed into the wedding site of your dreams. The golden hour makes particularly stunning wedding photos at this location but it is equally possible to capture the sun’s rays popping off objects during a wedding at midday. After the ceremony, you have the option to camp, horseback ride, bike or hike in these beautiful surroundings. Boulder City and Las Vegas are both located nearby if you are looking for some city fun instead.
Instead of having your wedding in a corny wedding chapel, imagine the possibilities of using the Nevada desert as the beautiful backdrop for your special day. After all, you will be looking at your wedding photos and reliving memories of that day for the rest of your life so create them in beautiful surroundings. You can count on the quality wedding suppliers at Cactus Collective to help bring your dreams to life. Our wedding elopement photographer knows the best spots on the Strip to take wedding photos along with outstanding locations in the Nevada desert while the rest of our team will be glad to handle permits, food and anything else it takes to bring your Las Vegas wedding dreams into reality.
There comes a time in most bride’s wedding planning where a thought crosses her mind: should I just elope? The answer to that is yes! Wedding planning has never been easier with our Las Vegas elopement packages. For example, take long time lovers Caitlin and Elliot. After deciding to take the plunge, they chose Cactus Joe’s as their Las Vegas elopement destination. Of course, they had options in their hometown, but this South Dakota couple wanted to look into offbeat wedding venues. They opted for a not so traditional Vegas wedding. Staying true to their roots and wanting to make the day as special as they are, they chose a small venue, full of rustic charm. They chose to concentrate on having a relaxing wedding at a local treasure.
They both knew they wanted a wedding to remember at a destination away from their home state. Elliot had proposed on a romantic weekend getaway to Las Vegas and they decided to return for the wedding. Back home, they could have had a big, traditional church wedding, but that was not their style. They wanted a unique and fun setting that their guests would be as excited about as they are. They didn’t want to spend a lot of time looking for a wedding officiant in Las Vegas, but they knew it was important to some of their guests for the wedding to be “church-like”. Cactus Joe’s satisfied this wish and took care of everything in their on-site chapel. It’s all part of Cactus Joe’s Las Vegas elopement packages.
The lovers appreciate the natural earthy elements of the Las Vegas valley. One of the reasons they chose Cactus Joe’s is for its charm. Cactus Joe’s is casual, country, rustic, and laid back, just like Caitlin and Elliot. It was a perfect match!
One of the biggest things about a wedding is the pictures that will last a lifetime. The desert landscape perfectly lent itself to a variety of beautiful backdrops for their big day. Nature’s beauty and the amazing floral built into each scene, made the pictures of the twosome striking and memorable. Each photo is different but showcases the deep love the couple has for each other and the happiness they had that day.
The excitement from the guests and the bride and groom can be seen in each photo. From the moment the bride walked down the aisle to when they cut the cake and the last dance, each photo radiates with the happiness from that day.
The couple put a big emphasis on the ceremony and the photo. They worked with Cactus Collective’s McKenzi Taylor to iron out even last detail. The help they received removed all stress for their big day. Isn’t that why couples decide to elope? The couple is still singing the praises of Cactus Joe’s and they say: “We didn’t have to worry about anything. McKenzi, along with our planner, gave us great contacts for the things we set up ourselves.”
Weddings at Cactus Joe’s take all the stress out of wedding planning and let the happy couple spend time concentrating on what matters: enjoying their big day. Cactus Joe’s has a professional photographer and modern minister on hand. They take care of everything from beginning to end: from a permit for the venue to each picture. What could be better than enjoying your big day against the beautiful backdrop of beautiful floral and natural beauty?
Caitlin and Elliot have never been happier and have no regrets about their time in Las Vegas. Their guests left the wedding with memories that can never be replaced and with each one, they remember the happy couple and the amazing day they had—all because they decided to elope in Las Vegas. Some guests even are looking into their own Las Vegas elopement packages!
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