The reception was held the afternoon after the actual wedding ceremony (which was held at a meaningful family-owned log cabin/meadow too remote to logistically transport 150 guests to witness the ceremony). I feel like my sister got the best of both worlds—an intimate low-stress ceremony to share her vows with her husband, and a huge celebration to share her happiness with her loved ones. I think she was very happy with the way everything turned out… Details: the location was a park by the river in Truckee, wildflowers were displayed in vintage vessels on the picnic tables (my mother collected vintage tablecloths for a year to cover them!), the tables were named after local herbs and flowers, the food was a simple and delicious barbecue buffet, drinks were served in collected mason jars, the charming carrot cake was made by a friend, and the entire site was set up and served by family members and loving friends. The whole event was truly a DIY affair, low budget (she relied on a lot of tips from 2000DollarWedding, meaningful, low-key and as low-stress as possible. Perfection. Hope you enjoyed sharing in a lovely weekend that will always mean so much to our family!!