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Talitha A Tarro, Matt and Tish

Elopement Packages

Many would be eloping couples are looking for something different: They prefer quality over quantity. They want a wedding and honeymoon experience that is both simple and indulgent. They see no cathedral more exquisite than nature itself, and find greater meaning in the cholla cactus or curious coyote being witness to their commitments than a room full of acquaintances.

Desert Harbor takes great pride in meeting these desires. Since 2013, we have been creating bespoke elopement experiences for couples who value authenticity, privacy and beauty.


What makes a Desert Harbor elopement and honeymoon unique?

• Deafening silence, unforgettable sunsets and endless starry skies

• A stunningly beautiful and untamed high desert landscape for your intimate celebration.

• One lavish casita - as a guest, you contend with no others; you will have the entire retreat to yourselves.

• Completely organic breakfast and dinner offerings enjoyed in the privacy of your casita, and facility to accommodate any specialty diet or foods preference.

• Wedding coordination with balance: we take care of the details, but give you the tools to craft a truly meaningful ceremony that is nothing less than the glory of you...

• Photography by a few of New Mexico’s best wedding photographers who know the land and the light, and who chooses to work with us solely because it brings them joy to photograph here.

• We love the art of photography, the beauty of the land we’ve been given to steward, and the priceless moments that happen before, during and after a ceremony. We work with you and the photographer to get the lighting and ambiance perfect, and help you feel comfortable, relaxed and present “in” one of the greatest moments of your lives.

• We work with a carefully chosen selection of officiants to match you with someone who meets you where you are spiritually and who takes immense pleasure in affirming you for who you are and how you envision your ceremony.

• Desert Harbor is a completely off-the-grid and solar powered retreat.

PACKAGES

We currently offer two elopement and honeymoon packages. Please note, these packages do not include photography. After you choose your elopement package, you then choose your photography package. These packages are listed below the elopement packages.

Discounts are not offered for our elopement packages. A nonrefundable, but transferable, deposit of $250 is required at the time of booking. Elopement ceremonies are available on select Thursdays through Mondays.

To book or for more information contact Raymond Linam at 505-252-0558 or anchor@desertharbor.org.


Three Day Elopement and Honeymoon Package $2900
• Choice of several exquisite desert landscape ceremony locations
• First dance in a quaint candlelit chapel
• Three nights lodging in private casita and exclusive access to 34 acre retreat
• Wedding night dream meal of your choice served in casita
• Two candlelit, romantic and organic dinners chosen from our eclectic menu served in casita
• Three full organic breakfasts served in casita
• Dark chocolate and organic berry fondue dessert course
• Bouquet of your choice
• Boutonniere of your choice
• Small professionally made wedding cake (The Local Baker)
• Two 90 minute in casita massages
• Two romantic, private wood-fired hot tub soaks with rose petals
• One couple's life coaching or spiritual direction session
• Marriage survival tool kit
• Elopement coordination of various vendors
• Ceremony design, coordination, set up and take down
• Tailored lighting and décor staging for photography
• Elopement officiant
• Witnesses

Two Day Elopement and Honeymoon Package $2400
• Choice of several exquisite desert landscape ceremony locations
• First dance in quaint candlelit chapel
• Two nights lodging in private casita and exclusive access to 34 acre retreat
• Wedding night dream meal of your choice served in casita
• One candlelit, romantic and organic dinners chosen from our eclectic served in casita
• Two full organic breakfasts served in casita
• Dark chocolate and organic berry fondue dessert course
• Bouquet of your choice
• Boutonniere of your choice
• Two 60 minute in casita massages
• One romantic, private wood-fired hot tub soaks with rose petals
• Marriage survival tool kit
• Elopement coordination of various vendors
• Ceremony design, coordination, set up and take down
• Tailored lighting and décor staging for photography
• Elopement officiant
• Witnesses

Photography Packages:
We work regularly with two excellent photographers whose quality matches our own. You are not required to choose one of these options, and, if you prefer, you are welcome to arrange your own photography.

Talitha A Tarro
"I value moment-driven photography and delight in capturing love in its many forms. I passionately capture the emotion and beauty ever present in the natural world and the bond between people. I believe the most compelling images are un-posed and unscripted."

Instagram: @talithatarro

My hourly rate of $350 includes high resolution digital files and an online gallery. The package price includes a custom flash drive with the digital files along with a handful of 4x6 prints.

• One and a half hours, $575, available for Thursday, Friday or Monday ceremonies
• Two hours, $750, available for Thursday, Friday or Monday ceremonies
• Three hours, $1100, available for Thursday, Friday, Sunday or Monday ceremonies
• Six hours following you through your wedding day, $2150, available for Thursday through Monday ceremonies

Tish Carlson
"I am a creator. I love LOVE. I love movement, authenticity, adventure and light. I look for the little things that go unnoticed and for the raw moments that touch people's souls."

Instagram: @tishcarlson

My rate is $500 an hour with a minimum of 4 hours. This rate includes a link with edited images to view, download, create an album and order prints. This also includes a USB compatible flash drive with edited images. I'm available for ceremonies on Thursdays through Mondays.


Potential Additions:
• In casita makeup and hair(Genica Lee Makeup and Hair Artist), $200 for one and $350 for two
• Guest Receiving Service, $350. Invite up to 10 guests to your intimate ceremony. Guests will be greeted by owners and served light refreshments in the main house before the ceremony. After the ceremony, guests will witness your first dance in the chapel, and then join you for cake and/or a toast before you enjoy your private wedding dinner served in casita.
• Extend your honeymoon with additional night(s) lodging and meals
• Jeep Tour (New Mexico Jeep Tours)

All prices subject to NM gross receipts tax. Prices subject to change. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.


Reviews:

M + J, Santa Fe
My wife and I recently eloped at Desert Harbor and all we can say is that it was an amazing experience! Pros: - Each meal was 100% organic and tailor-made to our vegan diets. - The casita exceeded our expectations and brought a whole new meaning to "cozy" and "charming" - The location and views are astonishing and breath taking. - Professional massage by Sonya was spectacular and the best we both have experienced. - The wood fire hot tub soak was an amazing experience, especially on a clear starry night sky. - Great price, you can tell they aren't doing this for the money. Cons: - none! Raymond and Wesley were very thoughtful and accommodating. They made the whole planning process seamless and painless. My wife and I couldn't have asked for better hosts. We will definitely be back. I would recommend Desert Harbor to anyone looking for a truly magical and enchanting experience.…

S + C, Houston
Our stay at Desert Harbor was so much more special and delightful than we had anticipated! Upon arrival, we were greeted with helpful hands to assist in our settling in. We were given a tour of the gorgeous property and given great detail about our stay.

Prior to our stay, Wesley had taken the time to gather detailed information regarding our wishes and expectations to perfectly accommodate us. While at Desert Harbor, Raymond implemented those wishes and expectations very thoroughly! He was as accommodating as a butler and exceptionally kind and knowledgable as a host!

The property is stunning! As desired, we felt excluded from the world and surrounded with the beauty of the gorgeous and romantic scenery. The cabin was beautifully built to provide a cozy and romantic stay, was very clean, and included the amenities needed for our stay.

Although we had planned our meals prior to, we were surprised and pleased with not only the presentation of each romantic candle lit meal, but also the delightful taste of each meal! Although made with the cleanest ingredients, each meal still felt like an indulgence. Especially our wedding night dinner, which was set up in the newly built and exquisite cathedral. With a breath-taking view at sunset, an exceptionally talented photographer, Raymond providing assistance and a creative eye for wedding shots and added details, we truly could not have asked for a more perfect wedding!

Our stay was exceptional! Our only regret is that we did not take advantage of the life coaching, but will definitely do so when we return. We highly recommend the retreat for not only elopement, but also to retreat from the world and allow oneself to be pampered and rejuvenated.

M + B, Dallas
Miller and I met in the desert. We both worked and lived in Phoenix, and we discovered a lot about ourselves - and we discovered our love for each other. That was three years ago. Since then, we have moved to Texas to be closer to family. When we began planning our wedding, we knew we wanted something very small and very personal. We searched for several weeks, and when we found Desert Harbor's website, we instantly knew it was meant to be - we would return to the desert (even if just for a few days) to share our vows and begin the next chapter of our lives. We soon found out firsthand that Desert Harbor offers a unique experience - the luxury of authenticity.

From the beginning, it was a pleasure working with Raymond and Wesley - we were struck by their care and attention to who we are, what is important to us, and exactly what we envisioned for our wedding. They went above and beyond when our plans underwent some "minor changes," and they provided us with a weekend and ceremony that were more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. The casita was perfect and serene, the scenery was astounding from sunrise to sunset, the food spoiled us for all our future travels, and Wesley and Raymond fostered a sense of peace and calm throughout the weekend by attending to every detail of our elopement. Miller and I absolutely loved Desert Harbor, and we cannot imagine a more perfect setting to have shared our vows.