Sustainable Weddings: Resa Mueller and Jillian Encarnacion


Photo: Max Grudzinski

Photo: Max Grudzinski

May 7, 2017 at  Heritage Restaurant

By Paige Wolf

Sustainable Weddings was a feature in the April 2018 issue of Grid. 

Resa and Jillian have rooted themselves in Philadelphia for the past nine years, where they own and operate Pelago, which creates roving Filipino pop-up dinners. They say they have found so much love in the camaraderie of local business owners and their passion for sustainability, and wanted a wedding that reflected both their Filipino heritage and the Philadelphia community. Just two blocks away from where they live in Northern Liberties, Heritage was an easy venue choice for the couple. With a seasonal locally sourced menu, rotating craft beers on draft, draft cocktails and an urban garden, the location was perfect to host the couple’s vision—plus they had worked with the chef on their pop-up dining events. Resa and Jillian had their engagement rings and wedding bands made at Bario Neal, which is committed to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing and marriage equality. Resa’s outfit was designed in the Philippines by Vania Romoff using pieces of her parents’ wedding outfits, while local fashion designer Rachelle Nicole designed Jill’s dress. Maestro Filmworks, a studio known for supporting the local community by mentoring kids with an interest in the arts, provided photography to capture the event.

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