Elena and Charles in Palm Springs, CA

The reception tables were laid with runners made from Indian sari fabric and scattered with river rocks, and displayed centerpieces that included white roses, cymbidium orchids, and pincushion proteas. When guests sat down for dinner, a series of amuses-bouche—bowls of almonds, olives, and cured salami—were waiting. Following the European tradition, the couple also included a cheese course on the menu.