Who wants to manage a guest list of over 200 people? No takers? Maybe you’re more of the elopement kind of couple, but you still want to do it in style. Here are five tips to have the most romantic Las Vegas elopement experience ever!
There’s nothing wrong with deciding to have an elopement. It’s the perfect solution for those couples who don’t want the large affair and they opt to try something different. It’s trendy now to have a small wedding experience instead for the sake of simplicity and intimacy. Eloping in Las Vegas is a long standing tradition dating back to the days Elvis got married in Vegas. It’s super romantic and simple to do, so why not?
You’ve heard of pop-up restaurants and shopping events, but what about a pop-up wedding? Perhaps you love the idea of choosing to elope in Las Vegas cheap, but you want to bring your nearest and dearest with you. Queue the Vegas pop-up wedding, perfect for your dream, custom Las Vegas wedding! Check out this article which gives you ideas for eloping in Las Vegas.
A Las Vegas pop-up wedding gives you all the essentials complete with all the details of a stress-free elopement, in downtown Las Vegas or the desert. The officiant, floral, couple, rings, fun props, food and beloved guests are all present.
With a pop-up Las Vegas elopement, you get the best of three wedding styles: elopement, destination wedding and intimate gathering with loved ones. It’s just on a smaller scale and with those who matter the most, preserving the mood of the special occasion and relieving the stress of managing tiny details and hordes of guests flocking in.
2. Include Personal Vows And as Much Laughter as Possible
Romantic Las Vegas elopements are all about the celebration of you as a couple. You two are the focus. Take time to be truly mindful and present in the moment with each other.
Las Vegas weddings for two can be customized by including personal vows and as much laughter as possible. Consider a Las Vegas garden wedding venue. Jane and Roger traveled all the way from England to get married in Las Vegas. Read their personal Las Vegas elopement wedding story. This story showcases their wedding elopement and the delight and laughter they experienced with their guests at the beautiful Springs Preserve. They weren’t afraid to let their inner child come out to play.
3. Experience Relaxation and Beautiful Scenery
You know you want a romantic custom Las Vegas Red Rock wedding, but you want something different. Maybe you and your partner decided that Elvis will sit this wedding out and that chapels aren’t your style.
Got a pension for adventure and romance for the ages? Consider having a Red Rock Canyon wedding experience as a top contender for places to elope in Las Vegas. Get that feeling of a fiery, remote wedding without paying the typical high price of a traditional wedding. Make your “something blue” pop against the primary colors: distant blue and purple of the peaks and cliffs, the rustic red of the desert and gorgeous yellow sun.
What makes it romantic? Red Rock Canyon is a national park in Las Vegas with ancient desert history complete with petroglyphs and hiking trails dating back 2,000 years. Your wedding is one for the ages. The beautiful red and yellow mountain cliffs of Red Rock Canyon are a site to see and experience. What better way to not only relax but make the wedding experience more enjoyable and less stressful.
4. Surround Yourself With What You Love
Of course, you’ll include those you love in the wedding, but you should also surround yourself with what you love to make the most out of this once in a lifetime event!
Love all things literary, historical and retro? You could enjoy a customized retro wedding photo tour and wedding ceremony at the historic Neon Museum. Enjoy being pampered in the luxury limousine and dress up or dress down, whatever you choose. Celebrate what makes you unique and what brought you together by surrounding yourself with what you love, along with who you love.
5. Capture the Small Stuff in Photos
You’ll look back on your Las Vegas wedding photos as the years to come with nostalgia and smiles. Choose a setting that you feel comfortable in and indulge in the little moments.
Capture these small, natural moments in photos — whether that’s with a professional photographer or in Polaroids. It’s the small stuff that you remember and treasure the most. It’s the curl of her hair blowing in the breeze, the intake of breath as the ring slides on his finger or their spontaneous laugh at the birds calling overhead.
Love of your life? Check. Scenic and stylish destination that totally suits you as a couple. Check. Now how about considering a romantic Vegas elopement for two is the best solution to potential stress for planning your wedding?
Elopement in a desert park
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Use these five tips to have the most romantic Las Vegas elopement ever, from including your personal story to surrounding yourself with what you love.
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Experience a customized Nelson Ghost town wedding
For those of you who want to explore alternatives to the traditional wedding setting that is offered within urban areas, Eldorado Canyon represents a unique and unforgettable experience. An abandoned town, located near a former gold mine, this popular location offers a secluded and private venue for your wedding ceremony.
The setting itself is sufficient to enrich the ceremony, featuring a number of abandoned buildings, antiques, vintage vehicles, and the unmatched desert landscape. For those of you who enjoy vintage ceremonies, Nelson is a great chance to experience one in its natural setting. The style is that of the late 1800’s, so expect your wedding to be nontraditional and unique.
Here is a scene from the past. Fun stuff.
This unique desert location goes by many names such as Eldorado Canyon, Nelson’s Landing, or Eldorado ghost town event center at Searchlight, NV. This abandoned community looks like a real-life movie set. It is located fairly close to Las Vegas at it also proves practical for wedding ceremonies and celebration events. This has become a very popular place to have an Eldorado mine ghost town adventure.
Nelson Landing Weddings
Aside from the experience of Nelson Ghost town weddings, people often visit Nelson town for photo shoots, filming commercials and themed parties. Many of these are organized independently, but that requires a lot of work.
Now — that is a unique old vehicle !
A DIY wedding, for example, requires herculean effort. Partially because the town is at a 45 minute driving distance from Las Vegas, but also because it lacks certain facilities. Organizing everything will take dozens of trips back and forth, and will cost a lot of time and money.
Independent transportation can also be expensive, and you’d have to spend some time logistically planning the transport, which when scaled at 50 or so guests adds up to frustration.
Location choices for Eldorado Canyon Weddings
For those of you who love the vintage Las Vegas wedding style, Nelsons landing offers several venue options. The three most popular ones however, are the main barn, the cactus barn, and the cactus garden.
This wedding video below shows clients of mine, Henk and Iris, who traveled all the way from the Netherlands to have their wedding at Nelson Ghost Town. Iris is a professional photographer herself and wanted to take photos of the old cars and unique relics. They immersed their selves in to the fun it all thoroughly as you can tell from the fun video. They really had the time of their lives and made some fantastic memories. Watch this video as it showcases the various props and fun paraphernalia to enjoy at this old unique ghost town in the Nevada desert.
In Henk and Iris’ case they wanted to take in the site and spend more time exploring and walking around. They decided to rent a car and drive there themselves and enjoy many hours taking it all in snapping all the photos they could. Some couples having a destination wedding in Las Vegas have decided this as well. It does save money not to spend a lot of the limousine ride there and back. It takes 1 hour each way to travel to Nelson Ghost Town which is sometimes a bit difficult to find.
The Main barn is probably the perfect setting for those who’d prefer the vintage desert style, but still what to be partially protected from the elements. It is a very intimate setting, for a lofty and unforgettable ceremony.
Looking out from the two story barn hayloft. A romantic place.
The property also offers countless areas for exploration and unique nelson ghost town photography. So make sure to schedule according to your number of guests. The main barn is likely the best option for a unique themed Las Vegas wedding ceremony.
Here is some tips to make your Nelson Ghost Town wedding ceremony more comfortable
- The desert landscape and vintage setting will do most of the job for creating a wonderful vintage atmosphere. But make sure to communicate with your partner and important guests, in order to organize a cohesive appearance. This will further immerse guests into the Las Vegas vintage style, and make your photographs elegant and unforgettable.
- Do note that there is no electricity around, so plan upfront, and book an acoustic band if you are planning to bring the music along. Some musicians are prepared, and know how to find a way around this hurdle, but you have to communicate this upfront.
- Considering the small number of important guests attending the ceremony, you should send them a number of useful tips, so safety is guaranteed and nothing stands a chance of ruining the wedding experience. Adequate footwear is a must, because you will be exposed to the desert, where there are nails, cactus and glass abound. Another important precaution you have to make is to ensure people are constantly hydrated. So either plan upfront and bring refreshments, or write to your guests to factor dehydration as well. If sensitive to certain temperature extremes, make sure to follow the weather forecast and book appropriately.
- While there is no electricity around, you don’t have to worry about restroom facilities.
- If you still haven’t decided upon a date for your wedding ceremony, have in mind that fall and spring have the ideal desert temperature. As far as time of day goes, you can enrich the romantic setting by having the ceremony at sunset.
- Exploration will add another element to the whole wedding experience, so allow your guests to wander around by booking and organizing your ceremony appropriately. There is hardly a better opportunity to enjoy the Old West.
You may also want to visit this helpful article to prepare for the weather
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Still considering doing a DIY Nelson Ghost Town wedding?
Many couples decide they only want a small Las Vegas wedding for two and decide to have an Eldorado Canyon elopement ceremony. You may book the location for only your wedding ceremony or also hold your reception there. If you do a DIY wedding, you will need to know some of the organizational requirements first.
While the Main barn has an on-site kitchen, you will still have to bring in everything in order to have a proper reception. Then, there is renting and decorating chairs, tables, and catering…
A romantic photo in Eldorado Canyon desert cactus field.
Additionally, you’d have to purchase a wedding permit, hire a minister, photographer and figure out transport, which requires a lot of DIY homework not to mention effort.
It is quite an organizational hurdle, so it’s better sit back, and let someone who plans weddings for a living help you. Many brides-to-be are overestimating themselves trying to organize a perfect DIY wedding, only to find out an insurmountable challenge ahead.
And this is perfectly understandable, because professionals pour in lots of hours organizing a single ceremony, and have moving parts already figured out. The wedding ceremony is an once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s incredibly satisfying to be a guest at your own.
The informative article tells the modern story about Nelson mining town. Nelson sits on a site that is actually an old mine. In fact they conduct mine tours to this day.
For those who want to travel there on their own here is a map and directions to assist in your journey there.
Click this photo to visit written directions to Nelson Landing
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Leaving the organization to someone else and focusing on the actual wedding will make an unforgettable experience. You can open up a dozen of Pinterest boards, focus on your dress and hairstyle and make sure the most important guests know your idea for the themed ceremony.
The former gold mining town at Eldorado Canyon at Nelson will take care of everything else, by combining desert landscape with several rustic and vintage buildings, coupled with whimsical props – such as a crashed airplane and a number of antique trucks scattered around.
Here is an informational link giving top tips to prepare for your experience:
This is an ideal place for those who seek and enjoy the retro vintage style. You will have a wedding to remember, and your guests will tell their friends about the reception and lovely ceremony. Combined with a Las Vegas party afterwards, this will be a day to remember.
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