About us

Our Socials

Sara Alepin + Sarah Campbell joined forces to form the raddest, most hip socials in DC, VA, NY, CA – and more locations to come SOON!

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When Sarah + Sara met, they hit it off right away. They started with working together—as photographer and planner—on weddings + events. Soon, the ideas started to roll in. After many long nights sampling wines and early morning meetings at local coffee shops: District Bliss was born.

District Bliss offers two types of socials: The Couples Social and Vendor Social.

The Couples Social came to life when S+S realized how overwhelming attending bridal expos can be. The Sara(h)s believe planning a wedding should be fun, stress-free, and much more streamlined—so, Sara + Sarah decided to launch the Couples Social.

Say goodbye to booths of vendors – wedding HAPPY HOURS is what you’ll find here!

The Vendor Social blossomed when S+S realized it was super difficult to find an event where wedding + event vendors and creatives could hang out, socialize, meet new small business owners—and just have FUN!

Sara + Sarah want to celebrate all of your hard work and give you a night off (because when do you really get one of those?)

The District Bliss socials have received awesome feedback, which is super exciting! Both socials have grown to be so much more than anyone could have imagined; Sara + Sarah are so thankful for all of the support they’ve received. They can’t wait to host you at their next event!

Photograph by Lauren Louise Photography

Founded by Two Sara(h)s

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Sara Alepin

Co-Founder, Photographer

Sara is the founder and owner of Photos from the Harty; specializing in wedding, event, and lifestyle photography. Though they are based in DC, the Photos from the Harty team has photographed weddings and events all over the United States—and beyond. Sara and her team strive to tell the story of any event or wedding by capturing even the tiniest, yet immensely important, moment. Their photographs are living, breathing instants that transport you into a different space.

When Sara is not working, she’s reading, traveling, or spending time with her friends and family—though the only day she has ever been without a camera was her own wedding day!

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Sarah Campbell

Co-Founder, Wedding + Event Coordinator

Sarah is the creator and owner of Pollyanna Events, a wedding and events company based in DC and Brooklyn, though they have coordinated weddings and events all over the world. Their focus is DIY weddings because she has such a creative eye for design. Give her some colors + a venue space and it’s almost like an idea board starts to form in her mind. She can bring any vision to life and makes your big day just that much extra special!

When she is not working, she loves to spend time with her four-legged yorkie mixes, frequent local farmers markets—especially when she can stock her inventory for her clients, or travel.

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Melanie Outtarac

Executive Assistant

Melanie joined the District Bliss team while working toward her Studio Art degree at the University of Maryland. She loves the sense of support and excitement that surrounds District Bliss’ events. She’s the kind of gal who puts you at ease when you meet her and lightens the mood with a “lame joke”.

She loves to read and write creative stories. She’s totally a sucker for sappy young adult novels. She’s obsessed with the Food Network, but cant cook to save her life. She hopes to live in New York someday!

It’s all in the details

Our Goal

We want to make people happy and provide a stress-free environment!

Our goal is to host an event that can accommodate an intimate group of people who can to grab a cocktail, casually mingle with and meet other rad people, while having a good time.

For each social, we work with a select group of Featured Vendors to curate a unique event. We love to introduce our guests to businesses in the industry.

Where & When

We currently host socials in DC, Virginia, LA & NYC. We’re always expanding, so keep your eyes out if we haven’t made it to your area, yet!

We host tons of Vendors Socials each year. Keep an eye out for each date, it will be announced 1-2 months in advance on social media (@districtblissdc) and our blog. Each event has a fun, inspirational theme.

We adore small business owners and work with a variety of companies when preparing for each of our socials. We want our events to be intimate, so our keep our ticket sales limited.

What You’ll Gain

Besides being more awesome, what will you gain after attending one of our socials? Guests will take home some fun pictures, treats, gifts, and lots of inspiration—and, hopefully, some new friends and contacts, and even future clients!

We think everyone should be celebrated for their hard work, so join us at one of our socials and let’s toast to a great time!

Our DIY Workshops at West Elm!

We’ve partnered with West Elm in Logan Circle to host DIY Workshops every month! We have some exciting projects coming up and tickets always go quickly, so stay up-to-date or you might miss out!

We want our DIY Workshops to be welcoming, fun, and educational – everyone is welcome!

We’ll provide the sips, sweets, a rad DIY Leader to teach you something awesome, and all the supplies! You’ll likely leave with a completed project and maybe even some new friends!

Learn more about District Bliss!

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If you are a vendor or creative and would like to be a Participating Vendor, click here to complete the application!

Photography, Videography by Photos from the Harty