Las Vegas Photographers & A Rock Climber Red Rock Canyon Wedding

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With the help of our collective of vendors from Cactus Collective we were able to photograph and unite these two rock climbers for eternity.

Made for each other couple, Alexis and Kyle, chose beautiful Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon to exchange their “I do’s.” Both being rock climbers, no other backdrop would be able to capture their shared love of the stunning mountains and surrounding landscape and incredible love and passion for each other as this Vegas gem. A local hotspot known to those who truly appreciate the greater outdoors and all that its beauty has to offer, this location is popular among hikers, climbers, and adventure seekers.

Calico Basin was ideal for not only its rustic elements and charm but for its innate beauty that complimented Alexis and Kyle’s joy and elation on their special day. Choosing to keep their celebration intimate and a reflection of them, this natural and unassuming setting served their wishes perfectly. Elegant and serene, the photos taken capture this adorable couple in their moments of bliss and the beginning of their happily ever after as only Las Vegas Photographers could.

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Camping Couple Portrait Session

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Jake and Matt were a special couple to photograph because they are currently in a long-distance relationship, with one living in Denver and one in Aspen. They often meet in Vail, Colorado, to camp and hike together, so it seemed fitting that we create a dreamy Colorado shoot for their  photos. In looking through these photos, I hope that you’ll find adventure, authenticity, and sincere love and happiness captured in Jake and Matt’s favorite setting.

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I flew in to Colorado from Las Vegas with the vision to photograph Jake and Matt in the landscape that they’re comfortable in. It was such a natural moment for them to relax in so I could capture their playful demeanor as we explored the outdoors together.

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These authentic moments helped paint a sincere story and the setting helped do them justice in showcasing their love for one another.

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New Years Eve Red Rock Canyon Elopement

New Years Eve Red Rock Canyon Elopement

Anita and Brian did not have a typical New Years Eve wedding. They eloped in the beautiful Calico Basin within the Red Rock Canyon. The celebrations of the day were echoed in the intricate gold beading on her floor length dress.

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VENDORS

Location: Calico Basin
Florals: Gaia Flowers, Plants and Gifts
Officiant: Weddings By Bonnie

How did you two meet?

We met through mutual friends 5 years ago in our hometown of Dublin, Ireland. After being together for a year we decided to pack our bags and head off on an adventure. We move to the other side of the world, to Auckland, New Zealand where we have been living for over 4 years.

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Destination Wedding at Cactus Joe’s Nursery

Cactus Joe's Wedding

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We asked this bride and groom some questions about how to plan a Las Vegas wedding. Check out what they say below. 

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What are the perks of having a destination wedding captured by Las Vegas wedding photographers?

I would say the stress is a lot less than a normal wedding, but then again I had some awesome help in Las Vegas,  so for me, it was easy. Mckenzi at Taylored Photo Memories and Archel at Archel Rolwing Events made things a lot easier for us. I didn’t have to worry about anything and they gave me great contacts for the things I did set up myself.

VENDORS:
Photographer: TPM / Cactus Collective
Minister: Peachy Keen Unions
Planner/Coordinator: Archel Rowling Events
Florals: Gaia Flowers, Plants and Gifts
Hair and Makeup: Smooth Brides
Cookies/Cake: Peridot Sweets
Venue: Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery via Cactus Collective

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Metallic Styled Shoot at Las Vegas Dry Lake Bed

Metallic Styled Shoot

Metallic Styled Shoot

1. Where did you get the idea? How did it come together?

The idea started with a few disco balls I found outside one of the event venues I just had delivered some vintage furniture to. The idea came organically (like most of my work). I started thinking of how the smooth surface of the disco balls would look against the rough texture of the desert, and it all developed from there.

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2. What did you want to convey?

I wanted to play with textures mostly. I wanted to work with contrasts -smooth vs rough, richness vs stark, darkness vs light.

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3. What do you love about the end result?

I love everything about the end result! We had some difficulties, like the strong wind at the beginning of the shoot, but that made us be even more creative. The shoot portrays everything I was envisioning.

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4. Advice for anyone planning a styled shoot?

Develop your idea first, choose the people you want to work with carefully (they usually come up with ways to enrich your vision), have fun! This is the time to let your imagination run free without constriction.

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5. any thing else you’d like to add?

I just want to thank the amazing team of women for making my idea come to life! They all rock!

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Concept, Design, and Styling:

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Photographers:

Taylored Photo Memories

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Martina Zando Photography

Hair and Makeup:

Ruby Finch Salon

Model:

Katrina May Armenta

Assistant Stylist:

Rachel Luke

 

 

The Neon Museum: The Best Photo Location In Las Vegas

Neon Museum Wedding Location

Wanted: An urban, hip, and trendy spot to host a wedding to remember
Found! The Neon Museum
 


 

Las Vegas is an urban city with an urban vibe if there ever was one.  For that quintessential urban couple, or for the one that appreciates the vibe and wants a piece of historic Vegas added to their ceremony and reception, The Neon Museum will provide just that.  Perfect for locals who may remember the neon lights of old or for out of towners who want to experience the heritage that the “boneyard” provide, the museum is ideal.  

Covering two acres and made up of over 150 historic signs, dating from recent to as far back as the 1930’s, you’ll get a close-up view of a collection of business, motel, and casino signs.  Here, not only will you have the lights of the vibrant, pulsing city, but the lighting of some of the vintage signs, indicative of classic Vegas, to light up your one of a kind day.  This venue creates a modern, funky feel that is comparable to no other setting in town.  

With different options available, you can build your own wedding package and make it especially yours.  Depending on the size of your party, the Neon Boneyard North Gallery or the larger Neon Boneyard Park are both incredible options.  Or make it grand in the outdoor event area on the Main Boulevard.

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For a smaller, more economical option, The Neon Boneyard will provide all of the excitement at a fraction of the space and cost, creating a perfect space for the more intimate affair.  Able to accommodate 50+ people, for up to 8 hours, this space will still provide all the space needed for family and friends.  And as a treat, a private tour of the Main Boulevard is available to you and your guests as an option.

Neon Museum Wedding Guide

Neon Museum Wedding Guide

The Neon Boneyard North Gallery is an option that will give you access to historic signs, of which will provide perfect backdrops for photos that will capture memories made for years to come.  This gallery can accommodate parties of up to 200 people and for up to 4 hours.  However, keep in mind when planning for your event that there is no electricity in this part of the museum.  Also keep in mind that this area, as fantastic a venue as it is, does not have restrooms on site, nor any restored signs.

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A 30-minute photo shoot in The North Gallery can be added to either of the above-mentioned packages for an additional cost, with a bottle of wine and complimentary treat included.

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Finally, the outdoor event area is a great choice if planning to host a party of up to 400 or more.  This epic venue comes equipped with restroom access, power, and four restored signs.  Also in this area are countless other authentically, vintage signs that represent Vegas as it was and still is today.  Here, the charm and history of Vegas can be enjoyed and appreciated by all of your family and friends.  As an added bonus, for an additional cost, you have the option to allow your party, up to 400 people, a private tour of all that the Boneyard has to offer.  During this tour, your guests can enjoy the sights and ambiance while also enjoying food, drink, and each other.

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When:

With any outdoor location in Vegas, there are optimal times that make some venues more comfortable, and therefore more popular.  With this favored hot spot, those peak times are March-May and September-November.  Although the museum is open and available year-round, you’ll likely get the best weather during these months.  Therefore, because of demand, the cost associated with your customizable package may be a bit more that during other months.  If a summer or winter wedding is what you prefer, plan on possible temperatures in the 40’s or 50’s and low 100’s respectively.

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To Eat:

Provided conveniently for you, The Neon Museum will provide several options of exclusive caterers that you may choose from, including,

Beverage and light food service are available through Events with a Twist.  If planning an event at any of the spaces, not including The Neon Boneyard Park, food and beverage service is required and may only include that from one of the aforementioned catering companies.

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In addition:

An event at The Neon Museum will include everything that you could possibly need.  Some elements are included in the main cost of the event, while others must be added on, such as security and valet parking, and restroom rentals for the Neon Boneyard Park and North Gallery.

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And finally:

It is the goal of everyone involved to make this day and the days leading up to, a stress-free and exciting day.  All aspects that make up The Neon Museum’s wedding options will allow you to take a breath and enjoy.

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For any additional questions, please contact us and we will be glad to get you answers.  In addition, you for questions specific to wedding package options at The Neon Museum, you may contact either Ian Zeitzer or Lauren Argier at 702-387-6366.

Photography by www.TayloredPhotoMemories.com | 2015

Photography by www.TayloredPhotoMemories.com | 2015

Red Rock Canyon & Neon Museum Wedding

Red Rock Canyon Wedding

Michelle and Grant choose Red Rock Canyon as their wedding destination. Coming all the way from Canada, they wanted a desert wedding full of warmth, beautiful landscapes, and fun. Red Rock Canyon weddings are perfect for those couples looking to achieve beauty, privacy and adventure.

 

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How did you two meet?

My cousin and I decided to go to a Halloween house party and Grant’s band was playing a show there.  Before his band played, we met, chatted, and flirted.  Who would have thought that a banana (Grant) and Frida Kahlo (Me) would ever have a love affair?  Grant didn’t text me the next day, he called!  A novelty in this era of dating.  We are of course married now but up to this point, we have spoken to/seen each cheap escitalopram other everyday ever since that Halloween night.

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Why did you choose this particular venue or location?

 
At first, I was thinking kitschy chapel.  Isn’t that how weddings are done in Vegas?  Grant only agreed as long as Elvis would be our officiant.  I was sold until I googled “weddings in Las Vegas” and there it was, a gorgeous Red Rock Canyon wedding image.  Being from Toronto, Canada, I had never heard of the place and had no idea you could get married in the desert but was immediately enamored by it because I just happen to love deserts.  Deserts are beautiful.  Not only is the landscape phenomenal, but the life that exists in a sea of death and barren land is miraculous.  What a wonderful way to begin a new life, one of growth and love, even in the face of potential challenging terrain.  But also think, Kill Bill, Thelma and Louise and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  The desert is such a romantic place but, it’s also badass.

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Red Rock Canyon Wedding Las Vegas and Neon Museum Photo Shoot

Red Rock Canyon Wedding Las Vegas and Neon Museum Photo Shoot
What is your vision for your wedding day?

 
In a nutshell, casual, easy and fun.  I felt that a ceremony in Red Rock Canyon already gave the casual vibe as opposed to a more traditional church and banquet hall wedding.  It did confuse my guests a little and I received a lot of questions about what they should wear, how formal/casual.  I wore a white BCBG cocktail dress and my husband wore a vest and tie which is as formal as I wanted it to be.  My 30 guests were flying into Vegas from various parts of Canada and so, I wanted to make sure that the wedding day would be easy for them which is why I rented (the largest?) party limo in Vegas – the Land Yacht.  Most of us stayed at the Golden Nugget which made it super easy for pick up and drop off.  
 
Finally, I wanted to make sure that everyone had a great time!.  The Land Yacht had music (usually with a DJ but ours was sick that day) and a bartender with an open bar.  What’s better than a portable bar to get the party started?  The reception was a family style dinner at El Segundo Sol to keep things really social since the guest list was quite varied and not everyone knew each other very well.  We ended the night with a few more drinks at the perfectly kitschy 70’s diner, the Peppermill.  The ambiance in the lounge was retro cool and, myself nor any of my guests had ever heard or been there so, it was pretty special for everyone.  The Peppermill also has a happy hour between 9PM and 11PM so, that just kept the party rolling after dinner.
 
I had always wanted to have a Mexican fiesta-style wedding but knew that particular dream could probably only truely be realized in Mexico.  I think I achieved the closest thing to that by getting married in Red Rock Canyon and then having a family style dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Vegas with a Mexican tres leches two-tiered cake.

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Red Rock Canyon Wedding Las Vegas and Neon Museum Photo Shoot
Have you had a favorite part of the planning process?

 
Yes, discovering all the things that I might love in Las Vegas for my wedding.  Finding Red Rock was probably the most exciting for me.  Once I had my heart set on Red Rock, I didn’t care about semantics, it was going to happen.  But, luckily, everything fell into place wonderfully.

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Do you have any advice for other couples planning their day?

 
1.  Do your research and do it extensively especially if you’re not exactly sure what you want.  There is so much and even more than you think available to you in Las Vegas so take the time to learn what’s there to ensure your wedding is truly unique and perfect for you.
 
2.  Check out reviews on various websites – I used Google, Yelp and The Knot.
 
3.  If a vendor is out of your price range, ask to see if things can be tweaked to make it work especially if you love their work.
 
4.  Don’t cheap out on your photographer!  I almost made that mistake and was going to book a ‘bargain’ photographer for $500-$600 but then realized that that was a really bad idea.  I had taken all this time to find the perfect officiant, location, hair and makeup company, dress, shoes, etc, and would be spending all this money so why on earth would I risk having bad photos?  Also, those photos would be the only tangible memories of my wedding day.  I am so happy that I finally found McKenzi.
 
5.  Planning can be overwhelming especially if you’re doing it far away from the wedding location.  Trust your gut feelings throughout the process because you will more than likely be right about them.  Send out inquiry emails to a handful of companies you like because their responses can be quite telling.  The majority of my decisions were made based on the responses I received from vendors.
 

6.  Have a budget but don’t get stressed out if you end up spending more than you wanted to.  But, of course, be reasonable about it.  Your wedding is a special day and in the grand scheme of your life, you won’t miss that money.  You’ll only be left with some amazing memories.

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Red Rock Canyon Wedding Las Vegas and Neon Museum Photo Shoot
Red Rock Canyon Wedding Las Vegas and Neon Museum Photo Shoot

VENDORS


Venue: Red Rock Canyon
Officiant: Weddings by Wanda
Makeup & Hair Stylist: Amelia C and Co.
Transportation: VIP Party Limos
Florist: Gaia Flowers, Plants and Gifts
Cake: Cake Azure

Advice: Get Married in Calico Basin/Red Rock Canyon

Small Wedding in Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon

Calico Basin Wedding in Red Rock Canyon

The Where: Calico Basin

Looking to have a Las Vegas destination wedding without the hustle and bustle of The Strip? Or are you a local looking for a destination-type wedding but without having to leave the comforts and conveniences of home? A wedding at Calico Basin, with its rustic charm and tranquil setting, may be the perfect solution. This Vegas hideaway is located in Red Rock Canyon and is an ideal location, one that will capture your special day with incredible photo sessions. The bright colors combined with natural beauty of the grassland and massive sandstone and limestone structures will provide the perfect backdrop to any photo. The several springs within the area may also provide ideal settings for any photo needs.

This ideal photo destination can accommodate parties of up to 50 people, including children and pets, and any of those who require wheelchair accessibility. Ease of movement for those not as physically able is provided by the rustic but fully functional boardwalk. This boardwalk can also be used by any partner as an aisle of which to walk down to meet the awaiting future spouse. All elements of this locale combine to create the perfect destination for an intimate affair and will add the perfect touch to any ceremony.

Winter Small Wedding in Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon

Winter Small Wedding in Calico Basin in Red Rock Canyon

The When:

Tucked away in the Red Springs area of Red Rock Canyon, Calico Basin is a location that will provide a beautiful and charming home for your special day year-round, with the best weather conditions found in the spring and fall months. Spring and fall will provide the most preferred temperatures. However, if desiring a summer event, when the average Las Vegas temperature is 103 degrees or winter wedding, during which the average high hovers around 59 degrees, you may want to consider specific types of clothing, those that will keep you most comfortable for the occasion. Also keep in mind that no matter the time of year, this is Las Vegas and winds are always a possibility.

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To Keep You and Your Guests Happy:

For your out of town, or even local guests, although the world-famous Las Vegas strip is accessible, at just 12 miles away, there are a variety of amenities that may be accessed within minutes. The Red Rock Hotel and Casino is just minutes away and provides all of the conveniences that may be needed, including hotel rooms that start at just $95 per night.

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Great Restaurants:

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
T-Bones Chophouse
Feast Buffet

Entertainment options:

Red Rock Bowling Lanes
Regal Cinemas
several in-house bars and lounges.

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DOWNTOWN SUMMERLIN

Outside of the hotel, Downtown Summerlin, a shopping center adjacent to Red Rock Hotel, will also provide you with a variety of shopping, entertainment, and dining possibilities. Within the area are all of the major department stores, Dave & Busters (a dining and video arcade experience great for kids and families), and an outdoor ice skating rink (only available for enjoyment during the winter holiday times).

Restaurants:

Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Grape Street Café Wine Bar & Cellar

Panchos Mexican Restaurant

Among others, some of which may be able to house your rehearsal dinner or reception if needed.

LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS

Also nearby are several other establishments that will provide you with anything you may need on the actual day of the event, the days leading up to, or the days following, including grocery and drug stores, several banking options, coffee shops, and several cafes and restaurants at which you may dine for under $50.

These low-cost but delicious options include

Krayvings
Olive Garden
BJ’s Brewhouse
John Cutter Grill and Tavern
Toros Mexican Kitchen and Tavern

FOR FUN

During any spare time had, for the adventurous, outdoor spirits, are several hiking and biking trails in and around Calico Basin, as well as opportunities for rock climbing in the beautiful Red Rock Canyon.

Added Information:

Other aspects to keep in mind include the fact that there is little to no cell phone reception so a caravan or communicating to your guests the exact location is suggested so as to avoid anyone being delayed arriving to the event. Also lacking is drinking water availability so water and other preferred beverages should be brought along with you. However, for your convenience, picnic tables, fire grills, trash cans, and restrooms can be found and taken advantage of in the parking area (with no entrance fee required), just a short walk from the location at which your event will take place.

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And finally…

As an added bonus, if you would like, simply contact us, and we will take care of getting any needed permits required to host your affair to remember at this beautiful location that is Calico Basin.

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Top 5 Reasons to Have A Desert Wedding

Amazing Desert Wedding in Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

We specialize in unique, customized intimate/small desert weddings in Las Vegas and often get questions about what we can do or where we can go. Here are some tips for anyone planning or considering a wedding in Vegas. Come on everyone, let’s think “outside the chapel.”

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First things first. Decide whether you want a desert wedding or a chapel wedding.

Ultimately the first decision you need to make is whether you want to have a wedding in a Las Vegas chapel (or country club, etc.) or have a small wedding at a unique and intimate location. If you have already decided you want a desert wedding, then continue reading! Here are a few reasons why you’ve made a great decision.

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Want to know how to plan a desert wedding? We can help! Click here.

It’s Easy.

Having a desert wedding in Las Vegas can be simple, beautiful, elegant, and truly your own experience. There are countless vendors in Vegas that cater to small weddings. They can help with the decisions. And if you are having a small wedding, you can often get away with a smaller budget (though not a requirement!) and avoid a lot of “family drama” that often surrounds the big day.

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It’s Gorgeous.

No matter what time of year, it’s gorgeous here. I personally got married in the heat of August (not recommended), but that didn’t take away from the grand beauty of our wedding day. The winter months offer a moodier feel, and in the spring and summer, it’s always bright and sunshiny. Fall is, without a doubt, one of the best times of year to wed (or visit) Las Vegas.

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Uniquely You.

A desert wedding can be customized to you and your mate. The most popular locations right now are Red Rock Canyon (permit required), Cactus Joes (small fee), Nelson’s Landing, or one of the Dry Lake Beds around the city. There are a few other areas that breed gorgeous Joshua Trees and desert fauna as well. This is where you can let your imagination run wild. Your location options for a desert wedding can be limitless.

Depending on the chosen location, you can make your your special day uniquely you by choosing the decor (furniture, etc.) for the spot. We have an amazing assortment of artists in Vegas who can help you with these needs, including Veronica from Nostalgia Resources. Veronica has a unique style and taste for vintage furniture and photo styling.

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Affordable.

Typically desert weddings are small. They don’t have to be, but from our experience, we have noticed that most people are “escaping the traditional wedding” and doing something for themselves. This could mean they were planning to have a big wedding but grew frustrated with the planning, and opted to elope in Vegas instead. It could also mean that the couple decided to plan a destination wedding from the start! It’s all up to you, but typically it’s affordable because it’s small. Now, that doesn’t’ mean it’s any less luxurious than any other wedding affair. In this case, size matters. And… the smaller the better for affordability.

Las Vegas is also a great location because it’s relatively easy and affordable to get here and stay here. It also offers plenty of entertainment for your guests so they can sneak in a few days of vacation fun while in “town” for your wedding.

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Stressfree.

As most people probably already know, it’s usually a bit stressful to plan a big elaborate wedding. Too often, the people in your life start offering unsolicited and unwanted advice. This is one reason people often escape to the desert in Vegas to plan a luxury elopement. Leave all the planning to your vendors and come to Vegas. Enjoy the city with your friends and family. The desert wedding will be a beautiful escape and full of enjoyable memories without the incredible stress associated with a traditional wedding.

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Bonus! It’s fun!

A desert wedding is all about you! It could be big, small, funky, quirky, intimate, romantic, DIY… whatever you envision your day to be. And there’s’ nothing more romantic than having your close friends and family celebrate a union of true love in a beautiful destination!

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Would you like more information on how to plan a desert wedding in Las Vegas? Click here! 

 

Big Wins in 2016!

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Wow! What a great year! Thank you so much for all your support this past year and for all the amazing, beautiful people that we got to work with! Without all the support from YOU, we would never have been able to get some of these big wins in 2016!

  1. We got a studio! Yep, so official! 🙂
  2. We brought on Emma (read about her on the “about” page)
  3. Supported a few nonprofits: Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada and Rotary!
  4. Martina has been rocking some gorgeous boudoir sessions this year. And we’ve had fun collaborating. [Watch More!]
  5. McKenzi traveled for a month in South Dakota and worked there this summer [Ashley + Eric’s Wedding]
  6. Traveled to Sonoma for Jessica + Dave’s epic wedding
  7. We worked at our favorite venues, namely the Neon Museum, Reflection Bay and Red Rock Canyon
  8. Alison worked her tail off for us and photographed many amazing small wedding in the desert
  9. Collaborated with Jamie Y and Nostalgia resources on a shoot for photographers during WPPI
  10. McKenzi got married!
  11. We started another branch of TPM (more on this in 2017!)
  12. We started an inclusive elopement brand — Cactus Collective!
  13. We became a member of WIPA (wedding industry professional association)
  14. We were featured on Little Vegas Wedding!
  15. McKenzi learned some very basic video (baby steps!)
  16. Attended a couple continued education workshops: Reach the Workshop & Fieldtrip
  17. We had our whole team out for an amazing wedding (Photography, Videography, and Photo Booth!) [Watch The Video!]
  18. We enjoyed life. Truly. We are successful because of you, so thank you from the deepest parts of us!

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