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Las Vegas — 3/25/2024 — It’s time to set off the colored smoke bombs and celebrate! Couples searching for an easy way to get married against the backdrop of Red Rock Canyon now have greater say in the way their ceremony is conducted thanks to Desert Love, a new outdoor wedding venue on the doorsteps of the famous park.

In true Las Vegas fashion, the folks at Cactus Collective Weddings are thrilled to offer fun features couples want — like smoke bombs — as part of their celebratory photos, but can’t get inside the national conservation area.

In addition to a serene outdoor venue dotted with Joshua trees, couples can add arbors, decorations, smoke bombs and other cool add ons to complete the perfect look and feel of their Vegas desert wedding.

Desert Love provides numerous options, million-dollar views and none of the tourist crowds clamoring to see one of the Southwest’s most enjoyed geological features. The new wedding venue sits just outside the gates of the tourist mecca.

McKenzi Taylor, founder of Cactus Collective Weddings and Electric Sugar Elopements praises the addition of Desert Love by saying it’s a great option for couples who wish to have a little more control over their wedding experience.

“Las Vegas ceremony backdrops don’t get much better than the red and cream colored cliffs of Red Rocks. But in order to provide the best experience to all visitors, there’s things you just can’t do on that side of the gates. Something as simple as chairs for up to 50 wedding guests for instance. But now, couples can get it all!”

One recently married bride praised the Taylor led team following her Vegas wedding. Leila Dzibelal said, “Cactus Collective exceeded our expectations. Their team members (were) responsive, caring, and truly made our day so special. It was so nice to have a stress-free wedding while still getting everything that we wanted.” Adding, “The photos they captured of us will be treasured forever.”

Stylish and Affordable Micro Weddings and Elopements

Taylor and her team are the original micro wedding and elopement experts in Las Vegas. Since 2016 she has offered affordable ceremonies, magazine worthy photography, top-notch organization and winning service to couples looking for a destination wedding. Taylor is fueled by her passion to make dreams come true. 

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McKenzi Taylor is available to speak with reporters about this exciting location option for couples coming to Las Vegas to get married in the heart of the Mojave Desert.


McKenzi Taylor

Founder of Cactus Collective Weddings and Electric Sugar Elopements, McKenzi lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. She loves the businesses she’s built and is dedicated to getting the best of everything for her couples. When she’s not coordinating weddings, she’s searching for amazing venues to add to our collections or finding beautiful extra touches that complement your service.

McKenzi is an active member of the board of directors for the Las Vegas chapter of the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA), a group of professionals who are dedicated to bringing new standards to the Las Vegas wedding scene.

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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.