Sarah Palin's daughter made a point of saying she's in Alaska this weekend

By Michele Corriston
Updated May 24, 2015 10:15 AM
Courtesy Bristol Palin

It looks like there was one very important person missing from Sarah Palin’s Memorial Day barbecue: daughter Bristol, who was supposed to get married this weekend.

Bristol, 24, was set to wed U.S. Marine Dakota Meyer on Saturday but canceled the nuptials less than a week before the wedding was supposed to take place.

Onetime Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah, 51, told PEOPLE that the couple’s families would still gather at the would-be groom’s Kentucky farm – where the wedding was supposed to take place – to celebrate the holiday. But Bristol has been posting Instagrams of herself back home in Alaska.

“Enjoying this beautiful weekend in AK,” she captioned a photo of her behind the wheel of an RV camper Saturday.

Bristol also posted a picture of her son 6-year-old Tripp (with ex-fiancé Levi Johnston) riding a bike.

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The former Dancing with the Stars contestant got engaged to Meyer, 26, in March.