With everything going on in the world right now, intimate weddings and elopements are trending. With that in mind, Cactus Collective Weddings shared with us an incredibly gorgeous Las Vegas elopement idea that we know you'll love. Read on and scroll down to experience Cactus Collective Weddings' newest micro wedding location, Valley of Fire. A nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres and about 90 minutes away from Las Vegas. This state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. A breathtaking wedding location to celebrate your love.
You will not want to miss all the beauty and hear about how eco-friendly having an elopement is. McKenzi from Cactus Collective Wedding goes into more detail, so keep reading. Las Vegas wedding photographer, Elizabeth Burgi Photography captured all this beauty.
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How many guests should I invite?
If you do plan to invite a few friends and family members to your elopement, keep it at around 10. Anything more than 10 guests leads into a bigger wedding. Paper and Home created these lovely wedding invites that you'll cherish forever.
the new ELOPEMENT ETIQUETTE
As it stands now, it is challenging to have any celebration with family and friends. However you decide to celebrate your marriage, whether it be at the courthouse, an elopement or just your parents it is widely acceptable to set up a wedding registry.
Your nearest and dearest will more than understand that there will not be a post-elopement celebration, but would still love to send you a gift to celebrate. After your elopement send a marriage announcement with the details of your registry.
Las Vegas Hair and Makeup
It is important to take part in all the pre-wedding rituals, like getting your hair and makeup done!
Amelia C & Co created this glitzy yet not too over the top wedding hair and makeup look. See more stunning brides who were beautified by this award-winning Las Vegas hair and makeup team.
Repurposed Wedding Bouquet
From Cactus Collective Weddings - The brides’ bouquet like all of our bouquets, contains succulents that can be planted after the ceremony. This lush bouquet filled with eucalyptus, anemone, and succulents was designed by Las Vegas wedding florist Gaia Flowers.
ELOPEMENTS ARE SUSTAINABLE
From Cactus Collective Weddings - Set against the glowing amber rocks of the Valley of Fire, this elopement theme was Pops of Blue. We wanted to juxtapose the glamor and whimsy of the couple’s glitzy style with the rugged desert rocks.
What we love most about our weddings are sustainable from start to finish. Elopements, in general, are extremely sustainable because you usually have no guests or at most, a handful. This cuts down on travel pollution, food consumption, waste, etc.
Las Vegas Officiant
How cute is this officiant? Peachy Keen Unions has a special elopement package. The ceremony is around 12-15 minutes in length and be performed at the pop-up location of your choice. She'll even journey to Valley of Fire to celebrate your love.
GUIDE TO YOUR LAS VEGAS ELOPEMENT
Lucky for you, Cactus Collective Weddings has all the information you need on locations, paperwork and vendors so you can start planning your Las Vegas wedding. Visit here and see all the ins and outs of planning your super stylish, on-trend Las Vegas elopement.
The ultimate Las Vegas elopement guide
ONLY THE NECESSITIES
We keep our decor minimal and purposeful to also cut down on waste. In this shoot you can see our mimosa and donut bar (blue themed as well!) and a coffee cart that is made of all reusable items and no plastic.
Vintage Getaway Car
We even added a sleek vintage car to follow the re-usable theme (and also add some old Vegas glam). You can rent your vintage getaway car from Classic and Collectible Cars.
Vegas elopements truly are what you make of them. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and make the day your own! For more information on planning your stylish Las Vegas Elopement visit Cactus Collective Wedding.