I always dreaded the idea of wedding planning, so call me crazy for deciding to have 3 receptions in 3 different cities. My rationale was that each party would be smaller and more informal. It was a lot of work but in the end I loved celebrating in 3 places that meant a lot to us and being able to encompass a lot of different traditions.
Our first reception was a traditional Korean ceremony at the Cerritos Public Library in Southern California where I grew up. I incorporated a lot of bookish details like book centerpieces, vintage library card seating arrangements, a typewriter with paper scroll as a guestbook, and a photo-shoot through the library that I love so much. The Cerritos Library is really amazing. Here are some photos so you can see for yourself!