“The custom welcome boxes were a hit! We used vintage wooden crates and sourced all items locally including olive crackers, a tin of lavender olive oil, calissons (very local Provencal candy made of almond paste), tapenade, local rosé with custom labels and the book A Year in Provence. Also accompanying the boxes was a customized itinerary with local suggestions for activities like markets, wineries, and great shops and restaurants.” —Wedding Planner, Julie Savage Parekh une histoire d’amour The wedding ceremony was held outside, overlooking the town of Bonnieux. In France, dinner is the most important part of the wedding and therefore stands on its own (without dancing as is typical with American weddings). Guests enjoyed a 5-course tasting menu which included truffle, lobster, and lamb while a live band played traditional French tunes in the background. The couple also served the festive traditional "wedding cake" — pièce montée — at the party. After dinner, guests were invited into the bergerie (farmhouse) for a dance party with Yelena and Julien's favorite DJ from LA, Michelle Pesce.