I live on the west coast and all of my family is on the east coast. We are planning to elope and then have celebrations both on the east and west coasts. His parents will be going back east with us in August for that one---it will be casual & outside at my dad's house. We originally had thought we would do a little ceremony too (even though we would already be married) just to appease family who seem a little hurt by are idea to elope -- but now thinking that might be a little weird. Any ideas on how to make the reception special, and make family & friends feel they are part of the nuptials (even though they weren't present for them)? Thanks in advance!