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Community Partner Spotlight: Cactus Collective Weddings

Faith Overall - July 9, 2020

Cactus Collective Weddings is a photography-based wedding planning company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company helps couples plan intimate weddings in local scenic, outdoor destinations like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, and Dry Lake Bed in Boulder City, Nevada. As a business helping couples have their dream wedding in a natural setting, founder and CEO, McKenzi Taylor, felt it was critical to educate their clients on how to protect the places that play an important role in making their wedding day so special. Check out the interview below to learn more about this Community Partner and what Leave No Trace means to their business. 

Who does your business serve and where?

We serve people that are looking to have a small wedding in nature!

What is the top accomplishment for the Cactus Wedding Collective?

Our top accomplishment is helping couples realize that they can have a sustainable wedding with nature as their backdrop. They are able to be themselves and host a joyous wedding on their own terms.

Why did your business join as a Community Partner?

As the owner of Cactus Collective Weddings, I have been following Leave No Trace ethics since I got interested in the outdoors when I was a kid. I love our lands and spend a lot of personal time visiting parks and public lands. I want to make sure we are all stewards of natural resources.  Because Cactus Collective utilizes these resources for our wedding services, I thought it was also an opportunity to educate those coming to us on the importance of preserving and protecting the areas we serve.

How does Leave No Trace add to the well-being of your organization?

The vendors we choose to help us service our weddings are all proud that we are Leave No Trace partners. It helps give us a sense of service, knowing we are doing our best to protect these areas.

Describe specific ways your business is promoting or incorporating Leave No Trace into your work.

We include the Leave No Trace logo on all our newsletters, it’s incorporated into our social media calendar and I also get asked about it when doing media related calls. Just yesterday a reporter from a newspaper in Texas asked me about our association with Leave No Trace. It comes up quite frequently!

You can learn more about Cactus Wedding Collective’s commitment to Leave No Trace here.

Let’s protect and enjoy our natural world together

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