This Desert Harbor Retreat elopement was pure magic! Cassie + Morgan planned a southwestern desert elopement in New Mexico expecting sunny skies and warm spring weather. But a few tiny snow flakes early in the day turned into a full-on snow storm that turned the red rocks at Desert Harbor Retreat into a winter wonderland. The giant snowflakes added an air of magic to the intimate elopement ceremony with Morgan and Cassie’s family. The soft sound of snow falling, the warmth of the fire, and the couple’s vows echoing off the red rocks made for a magical moment.
The unexpected weather didn’t keep Cassie and Morgan from eloping, and they actually were super excited for the snow! Growing up in California, Morgan had actually never seen snow in person and had so much fun with Cassie making a tiny snowman and having a snowball fight. After their ceremony and a brief break for cake and champagne, they explored the desert hills at Desert Harbor. They ended the day with a sweet “first dance” by candle light – the perfect end to a snowy elopement day!
Location | Desert Harbor Retreat
Hair + Makeup | Genica Lee
Flowers | Floral Fetish
Cake | Carole Kozak
Officiant | Raymond of Desert Harbor Retreat
Photography | Julie Haider