Hawthorne and Poppy Events, the creative minds behind the stunning design, crafted an experience that was as unique as Jana and Phil themselves. From custom toile patterns adorning Chinese takeout boxes to a 24-foot custom bar façade recounting their love story, every element was thoughtfully curated.

The couple's love for high fashion was evident in their attire, with Jana stunning in a custom Reem Acra gown and Phil dashing in a tailored Tom Ford suit. Their choice of accessories, including Dior pumps, Louboutin loafers, and heirloom jewelry, added a touch of sophistication and personal flair.

Guests were treated to a multi-course meal, a nod to Jana and Phil's shared love of food, and received personalized mix CDs as part of a modern seating chart. The reception floral installation, featuring the vibrant Viva Magenta, served as a breathtaking centerpiece, complementing the overall design.

The wedding also incorporated elements of Jana and Phil's Panamanian and Chinese heritage, such as live Panamanian dancers, cultural bracelets-turned-napkin rings, and custom toile Chinese takeout boxes, adding a rich tapestry of traditions to the celebration.

Jana and Phil's journey began at George Washington University in Washington D.C., where Phil, a few years senior, had a DJ side hustle that would later inspire many of the music elements at their wedding. After a memorable engagement in Newport, Rhode Island, the couple now resides in New York City with their beloved Sheepadoodle, Lexington, exploring the vibrant city and embracing new adventures together.

The love story of Jana and Phil is a testament to the power of love, music, and cultural diversity. Their Wish Well House wedding was a celebration of their past, present, and future, a day that will forever be cherished and remembered by all who were fortunate enough to be a part of it.


Planning + Design: Hawthorne and Poppy Events | Venue: Wish Well House | Photo: Paige Vaughn Photo | Floral Design: Bricolage Florals | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Beauty: Canvas + Coif | Paper, Signage, Installations: Owl & Envelope | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Tabletop Rentals: Table Manners | Lighting: Austin Event Lighting | Entertainment: Hype Rhythm | Strings: Sienna String Quartet | Cake: Polkadots Bakery | Photo Booth: Pixter 360 | Coffee Station: Creature Coffee | Transportation: Uptown Valet & Transportation | Church: Saint Mary Cathedral | Favors: Cornucopia Popcorn, Tiny Pies, Fancy Fluff, Oakland Fortune Factory | Bridal Gown: Reem Acra, Warren Barron Bridal | Bridal Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Dior | Groom’s Tux: Tom Ford | Groom Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Reception Dress: Alexandra Grecco, Shoshanna


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