McKenzi Taylor Shares Why Luxe Elopements Overshadow Traditional Weddings

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left a huge impact on the world in so many ways, including weddings. Brides are now downscaling their weddings in light of the pandemic and turning them into “micro-weddings” and “mini-monies”. The new norm is to choose luxe elopements that offer intimacy in stunning remote locations. These elopements accommodate a smaller guest list, which allows for a more budget-friendly experience.

We had the delight of speaking with Micro-Weddings Pioneer, McKenzi Taylor, on the latest episode of our Exclusive Instagram Live Series! McKenzi has been marrying couples in remote, picturesque, outdoor locations with intimate guest counts for more than six years, so we were so excited to pick her brain about this topic. With wedding season approaching, you won't want to miss this timely interview!

About McKenzi Taylor

McKenzi Taylor is one of the country’s top micro-wedding and elopement experts, offering luxe elopements at locations throughout Nevada, San Diego, and even rural South Dakota. Taylor has been putting on these luxe elopements for the past 6 years, but once the pandemic hit in 2020, her business quadrupled as thousands of couples scrambled to scrap large 200-300 guest wedding plans to go “micro”.

McKenzi Taylor’s wedding company, Cactus Collective Weddings is known for securing exclusive locations with some of the most stunning outdoor venues including canyons, mountains, lakes, nature preserves, plant nurseries, and parks. Originally, a wedding photographer by trade, McKenzi makes sure the weddings she plans have the same quality of vendors as larger weddings, just in a smaller, more intimate fashion.


“From what I can see, the micro-wedding trend or luxe elopement is here to stay. What began for many couples as their ‘Plan B,’ has morphed into a whole new outlook on what it means to have a meaningful wedding.”

- McKenzi Taylor


With the wedding boom of 2022 in action, @womendotcom went live with McKenzi Taylor to hear her words of wisdom when it comes to micro-weddings and luxe elopements. Do you have any wedding questions or concerns? Keep scrolling to watch the full exclusive live interview!

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