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Cute Elopement at Cactus Joe’s | Taylored Photo Memories

Cactus Joe's | Little Vegas Wedding

For East Coast couple Zay and Dean, a Vegas elopement was just the thing. Hosting a small guest list inside of the quaint chapel at Cactus Joe’s Nursery was everything they dreamed of. It captured their relaxed earthy vibe in amazing surroundings and even had enough room to host a Champagne toast after.

To say the chapel at Cactus Joe’s is unique is an understatement. Located on the edge of town where streets and desert mesh, this working garden center has an amazing array of desert plants and animals … and the cutest damn chapel I’ve seen in Vegas so far. It’s one-of-a-kind in a town full of incredible venues.

McKenzi, Zay and Dean’s wedding photographer fills us in on the mood there:

Distressed wooden accents and decorative metal surrounded the wedding chapel where vows were exchanged and fewer than 20 guests witnessed this intimate event at sunset. Zay’s choices of subtle gold accents with white made a statement, from her bridal headpiece and fingernail polish all the way to the couple’s wedding favors: dreamcatchers, made by the bride.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories
CEREMONY VENUE . Chapel at Cactus Joe’s Las Vegas Nursery

OFFICIANT . Ceremonies by Janet / FLORAL . A Garden Floral / BRIDAL FASHION . ModCloth / HAIR + MAKEUP . Smooth Brides / TRANSPORTATION . Earth Limos & Buses / HEADPIECE . VividBloom

Country-style El Dorado Elopement | Jenna Ebert Photography

El Dorado Ghost Town | Little Vegas Wedding

Mary and Christian brought a touch of country in the desert for their El Dorado elopement. Mary looked amazing rocking those boots and flower crown for the ceremony and fit in so perfectly with the eclectic, whimsical charm of the venue. Simple, stunning, secret.

How amazing is that stained glass/giant tree altar by the way?

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Jenna Ebert Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . El Dorado Canyon

OFFICIANT . Weddings for Eternity / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – David’s Bridal, shoes – Boot Barn / FLOWER CROWN . LoveLikeStyle / HAIR + MAKEUP . Concierge Makeup / GROOMSWEAR . Louis Thomas

Simple, Romantic Desert Wedding Style by Ivory Lime Photography

Simple Desert Elopement | Little Vegas Wedding

One of my favourite Vegas events (that I have yet to attend) is the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conference. Known as WPPI, this event hosts thousands of photographers in Las Vegas every spring. Many photographers attend learning sessions, pay to access models and styled shoot set ups to try new thing and add to their portfolio and network. Naturally a time of renewal, this spring conference is great for amazingly imaginative styled shoots and inspiration, too, much of which I get to share with you, dear readers!

We’ll kick things off with a simple elopement-style shoot that showcases the natural simplicity of desert scenery and a couple’s intimacy. Rustic detailing, a vintage wedding dress and handmade accessories turn it into a gorgeous concept, perfect for low key couples. Can’t you just imagine these two whipping around the desert in a dune buggy in their wedding gear? Of course, you know I had to include it because of that darn cute dog, too!

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This feature is one of a few organized during WPPI 2015 that I have coming in the future weeks. Prepare to get inspired by new ideas, new vendors, concepts and venues!


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Ivory Lime Photography by Angela Stewart
STYLED + COORDINATED BY . Jenn Burnett Photography
STYLED SHOOT VENUE . Shot on location east of Las Vegas

BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Dress Me Sew Chic / HAIR . Hair by Ashley Nichols / MAKEUP . Carly Ryan Makeup Artist at The Batterman Group / BOUQUET + BOUTONNIERE . Burlap and Bling Design Studio / FLORAL CROWN . Forever Hooked

Caesars Palace Garden Elopement from Taylored Photo Memories

Caesars Palace Elopement | Little Vegas Wedding
Joy and Jeff chose Las Vegas for a small wedding, with just their closest friends and family attending. They did not even spend the night in Las Vegas! The couple flew into Vegas in the morning, had lunch, married and then headed back home to Tennessee. They chose to marry right on the Strip, in one of the architectural domes that is outside Caesars Palace. Short, sweet and to the point…a perfectly modern Vegas elopement!

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More from their photographer, Taylored Photo Memories:

Eloping couple Joy and Jeff wanted their “second time around” wedding to be simple and fun so Las Vegas was the natural destination choice. They selected the Caesars Palace rotunda and gardens for their intimate ceremony amongst a small group of friends and family. Their stress-free elopement was actually quite a whirlwind; they flew in from Memphis to Vegas where they had lunch, got married, and flew back home shortly after. 

The beauty of eloping is that it can be whatever you want it to be. I have couples come from all over the world to elope in Las Vegas and each one may have a different background or back story but they share the common desire for a fun, memorable and stress-free wedding. Some couples make a vacation out of it and take in the sights, while others embrace the hassle-free ease of planning a Vegas elopement, like Joy and Jeff, and simply go home after their ceremony with the memories of an amazing intimate elopement. 

 


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . Caesars Palace Stripside Rotunda

OFFICIANT . Peachy Keen Unions / FLORAL . Gaia Flowers

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Scenic Elopement at Red Rock Canyon from Taylored Photo Memories

Red Rock Canyon Elopement | Little Vegas Wedding

In my time writing about Vegas weddings, I’ve occasionally heard about families who are not that supportive of the couple’s decision to host an untraditional or destination wedding. But today’s couple, Jessica and Jason? Jessica’s mother was fully on board with a Vegas elopement. To her, the proof was in the pudding: she herself had eloped and was married for 48 years!

Jessica and Jason’s Red Rock Canyon elopement was a mix of fun and romantic. The gorgeous venue at Calico Basin was down-to-earth, and in fact is a spot the couple has enjoyed hiking in the past. And driving out there in a sportscar kept it fun and exciting and a little bit Vegas-y.

The couple paid tribute to Jessica’s parents’ marriage by replicating a photo taken at their 1966 elopement just ahead of going out to protest President Johnson’s arrival in their town. Their wedding photo is of the two of them holding a “Make Love Not War” sign and their special flower has always been a yellow rose, a flower incorporated into Jessica and Jason’s floral details.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon
RECEPTION VENUE . House of Blues Las Vegas

OFFICIANT . The Mobile Minister / FLORAL . Gaia Flowers / CAKE . Freed’s Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Nicole Miller, jewelry – Rent the Runway / HAIR . Robert Cromeans Salon / TRANSPORTATION . Corvette Stingray, Enterprise Exotics

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