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Dec

Valley of Fire Weddings

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Valley of Fire Weddings

Valley of Fire History

Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest state park and was dedicated in 1935. It is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert. It is adjacent to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and varies in elevation from 2,000 to 2,600 feet.

The park, which covers an area of almost 36,000 acres, gets its name from its fiery red sandstone. The formations are the result of fossilized sandstone and sand dunes that formed more than 150 million years ago. The area offers some of the Southwest’s most amazing scenery with vivid colors splashed on some of the oldest natural rock formations known to mankind.

The first inhabitants of the Valley of Fire are thought to have migrated to the region about 300 B.C. Ancient Native American tribes survived on a vegetarian diet and ate all kinds of cactus and plants including yucca, mesquite tree, prickly pear and beaver tail. Eventually, other native tribes learned to plant corn and beans and hunt animals like rabbit, sheep and antelope.

Valley of Fire Climate

Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees F. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees, and may reach 115 degrees. Summer temperatures usually do not vary widely from day to night. Average annual rainfall is four inches, coming in the form of light winter showers and summer thunderstorms. Valley of Fire is a great destination year round.

Valley of Fire Wildlife

There are many animals that live in Valley of Fire, including; kangaroo rats, kit foxes, coyotes, bighorn sheep, and ground squirrels are just a few of the animals that inhabit the area.

Valley of Fire Today

Now the state park is primarily a tourist destination with 300,000 visitors per year. Movie stars have also been known to visit this popular park. Because of its stunning scenery, movies such as “Total Recall,” “Transformers,” “10,000 B.C.”, “Star Trek Generations,” “Domino,” and “Planet of the Apes” include scenes filmed at the Valley of Fire.

Valley of Fire Weddings

Valley of Fire has become one of the most requested scenic locations for weddings in the greater Las Vegas area. With the stunning red rocks and the fantastic sunsets, Valley of Fire is hard to beat for unbelievable photos! When you book a Valley of Fire Wedding Package 4, you will also have photos taken at the Scenic Overlook shown below.

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Scenic Overlook for Valley of Fire Weddings

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18

Dec

Nelson Ghost Town Weddings and Photo Shoots in Las Vegas

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History of Nelson, Nevada

Nelson is on the Nevada side of the Colorado River in Eldorado Canyon, about 25 miles from Boulder City, Nevada. The area surrounding Nelson, Nevada and Eldorado Canyon was first home to ancient Indian tribes. After living peacefully for hundred of years, the Indians were intruded upon in 1775 by the Spaniards in their quest for gold. The Spaniards founded a small settlement next to the Colorado River and named it Eldorado. However, these early Spaniards missed the rich gold veins just beneath the canyon’s flanks, finding silver instead. They soon found that the silver was not in high enough quantities to justify their operations and they left the area.

Seventy-five years later, in the 1850s, prospectors began sluicing the many streams feeding into the Colorado River. One of the biggest mining booms in state history occurred near here, in the Eldorado Canyon. Silver and Gold were discovered in the area around 1859. The Techatticup became the most successful mine in the area, with millions of dollars in gold, silver, copper and lead mined throughout the years.

The Techatticup Mine, along with dozens of other mines in the area gave way to a number of settlements including Nelson and Eldorado at the edge of the Colorado River. In its heyday, the area established a reputation for being rough and lawless. During the Civil War, deserters from both sides of the war would end up in Nelson, hoping that military authorities would be unable to find them.

Modern Nelson Ghost Town and Nelson’s Landing

Nelson’s Landing, about five miles west in Eldorado Canyon, is famous for washing into Lake Mohave in 1974 after a strong downpour in the surrounding mountains sent the runoff down the channels and produced a flash flood. The entire landing and village was destroyed and nine people died when the flood came through the wash. The wall of water and debris was reported as about 40 feet high as it reached the river.

Much of Nelson, which was not impacted by the 1974 flood, remains today and is located way up the wash, away from the flood channels. The sparsely populated community consists mainly of privately owned ranch houses, and a river and mining tour business housed in a former Texaco gas station that has been used as a filming location for several feature films. Parts of the 2001 film 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, and Courtney Cox were filmed in Nelson. The buildings were used for the film in the scene where the Lucky Strike gas station blows up (props from the movie can be seen in a barn on the grounds).

Nelson has a couple old barns, a saloon, gas pumps, old rusted-out vehicles, a water pump and even the remains of a plane crash from 3000 Miles to Graceland. Inside the main building you’ll be able to see a lot of artifacts from the area and dozens of photos of all the movie stars that have filmed movies in the area.

Nelson Ghost Town Weddings and Engagement Photography

Nelson Ghost Town is now one of the most popular places near Las Vegas to shoot engagement photos, family photos, and of course wedding photos. All of the fantastic props that are leftover from the movies, the old cars, and the ancient buildings, make great backgrounds for wedding and engagement photography. The local owners of the buildings and mine allow photographers on their property for a small fee. Book your Nelson wedding or photo shoot and let us help you make some memories to last a lifetime!

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May

Have Your Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony with Scenic Las Vegas Weddings!

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Any of our Scenic Las Vegas Weddings packages can be done as a Vow Renewal or a Commitment Ceremony. Las Vegas Vow Renewals and Las Vegas Commitment Ceremonies are a very romantic and fun way of expressing your love for one another. And, what better place than to do it than Las Vegas! We perform same sex ceremonies and are a gay friendly wedding vendor.

From the fabulous Las Vegas Strip to the incredible Valley of Fire, or any of our other locations, it is a wonderful way to celebrate your love and union as a couple. So, contact Scenic Las Vegas Weddings and we will help you book your Vow Renewal or Commitment Ceremony today!

Reasons You Might Want a Vow Renewal

  • You want a romantic and special way to celebrate your 5-year, 10-year, 25-year, etcÂ… wedding anniversary
  • You want some FANTASTIC photos that you did not get the first time
  • You only got married legally before, and now want to marry religiously
  • You did not get all dressed up in wedding attire and now you want to
  • Your first wedding had some element of disaster, and you want a do-over
  • You didn’t have much money for your first wedding, and you want a more elaborate wedding
  • You got married with only a few people present, and you’d like to say wedding vows in front of lots of family and friends
  • You’ve had some rocky times in your relationship, and would now like to reaffirm your commitment to one another
  • You think it would be romantic

Reasons You Might Want a Commitment Ceremony

    • You want a romantic and special way to celebrate your 5-year, 10-year, 25-year, etcÂ… anniversary as a couple
    • You want some FANTASTIC photos of the two of you
    • You are a same sex couple and you want to have a wedding ceremony
    • You are a not a same sex couple and you want to commit without the legally binding aspects of marriage
    • You think it would be romantic
    • You’ve had some rocky times in your relationship, and would now like to reaffirm your commitment to one another

Las Vegas Strip Commitment Ceremony

Valley of Fire Commitment Ceremony

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