Meet our Premier VIP Members!

We LOVE our District Bliss Community and are adding rad new members all the time! Our Members receive tons of benefits, gifts, business-building assistance, mentoring, spotlights and more! Meet our elite group below!

A-List Travel Team

The A-List TeamFounded by Ariel Lewis – renowned makeup artist, hair stylist, and vegan cosmetic developer. This luxury travel team provides exceptional on-site makeup and hair services for production teams, special events, weddings, and more! They create an easy and efficient platform for clients to access highly-qualified makeup + hair artists who will make sure you look like you’re on the A‑List!

CharmCat Creative

CharmCat Creative | Watercolor save the dates, invitations, and day of stationery; Watercolor venue paintings, maps, and other commissionsExtremely talented watercolor artist Ashleigh Pritchard creates hand-painted artwork with meaning – because you want something that’s a little more personal and a little less manufactured. Specializing in watercolor wedding invitations, custom watercolor maps, everyday stationery, watercolor venue paintings, and art commissions, their creations are available worldwide!

Confidence Beyond Cosmetics

Confidence without Cosmetic's CEO, Dawn Dacquisto, is a District Bliss member! Image by Photos from the HartyDawn Dacquisto, the founder of Confidence Beyond Cosmetics, is a skincare specialist who believes that everyone should feel like their best selves no matter what. Take care of yourself and your body, starting with your skin!

Creations by Sasha

Creations by Sasha Hi I'm Sasha, the boss babe behind Creations By Sasha. I'm all about stationery, coffee, and being a badass wife, mom, and business ownerCreations by Sasha offers custom stationery, prints, fun mugs, wine glasses, enamel pins, adorable notepads, printables, and pretty much all things super cute! We love her motivational, upbeat, funky messages and designs. We love to start the work day off with an inspiring coffee mug and end it with a funny wine glass!

Creative Successful Entrepreneurs

Melissa McFarlane, founder of Creative Successful Entrepreneurs, is one of District Bliss' elite sponsors. DB Community Members receive special business coaching sessions and discounts from CSEMelissa McFarlane is an internationally-recognized coach with almost three decades of experience in executive, business, and personal coaching. A sought-after speaker, Melissa also has designed and taught many training programs and workshops around the United States and abroad, and coached 1000’s of executives, creatives, and teams worldwide.

At Creative Successful Entrepreneurs, Melissa helps RIGHT-BRAIN creative visionaries and mavericks to get their big ideas into the world effectively. In her Catalyst Incubator, Melissa works with successful professionals who have accomplished much, guiding them to do more than they ever thought possible.

Working in private and elite small group environments, Melissa now helps her clients in both realms to create new personal and professional visions, define timelines and action plans, learn skills, assemble support, maintain accountability and ultimately make good on the promise of lives.

Events to a T

Events to a T is a full-service wedding + event planning and consulting company. With more than two decades of experience orchestrating events in the Washington DC metro area, Events to a T provides custom coordination services for individuals, groups, and a broad scope of corporate, non-profit and political organizations.

Mabely Q

You started your businesses because you loved doing something cool, right? So, here’s the thing – Mabely Q founder Erin Perkins loves it a lot! From graphic design to social media to content organization, she’s your girl. With a multi-passionate professional by your side, you’ll be able to focus on whatever you love and let Mabely Q take care of the rest.

Makeup Makers Lab

Sarah Dorsey, Hollywood Makeup Artist, founded The Makeup Makers Lab in LA and is a member of the District Bliss community on the west coastEstablished by Sarah Hollywood makeup artist, maker, and innovative leader. Based on the makerspace philosophy the lab provides an integrative learning environment where beauty professionals can meet to learn and collaborate.  All beauty makers have access to free meetups, crew Q&A calls, a private facebook page, events & socials, and virtual courses! The Makeup Makers Lab is a community focused on mindfulness and artist development.  

Photos from the Harty

Photos from the Harty | Award Winning Wedding, Event, Lifestyle PhotographyPhotos from the Harty specializes in wedding, event, and lifestyle photography. This talented team has photographed weddings all over the world. Photos from the Harty tells the story of any event or wedding by capturing the tiniest, yet immensely important, moments. If you’re looking for some rad photographs that are truly you, reach out!

Rich Barry Music

Rich Barry MusicThe last private student of Andrés Segovia, New England Conservatory Guitar Professor Eliot Fisk praised Rich Barry as “a truly innovative musician of the 21st century”.  He has been interviewed on WYPR 88.1 NPR News with Tom Hall “The Art of The Classical Guitar” and “In Concert” on DC TV as well as segments for WGAL, WHTM, FOX5 and VH-1. Rich Barry has performed over fifteen hundred times throughout the world.

 Notable past music projects include NBC Universal Cable’s former chairman’s “Erase the Hate” , Maryland Live’s “Chairman’s Club” with Dan Rather at the Smithsonian, Mastercard’s “Priceless” campaign, Elle Magazine’s “Washington’s Women in Power List” , USA Today’s “Make a Difference Day” luncheon’s hosted by Andy Cohen and Lester Holt, a private performance for Juan Carlos, the former King of Spain, and for Martha Stewart Media’s “Sunset on the Hudson” hosted by Martha Stewart.

Rich started guitar lessons at the age of four and at nine gave his first major public performance at Steadman Auditorium of Mansfield University.  Study during his teenage years with Dr. Pablo Cohen, the professor of guitar at Ithaca College and Cornell University guided Rich Barry to The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where he was awarded the prestigious Rose and Leon J. Neilburg Scholarship followed by a full graduate teaching assistant scholarship. While at Peabody, Rich studied with the esteemed pedagogue and performer Julian Gray, the current chair of Peabody’s guitar department. 


Sincerely Pete Events

Sincerely Pete Events | Wedding, Event Planning and Coordination for Destination Weddings, based in Washington DCSincerely Pete is a team of passionate planners, lovers of logistics, creatives, & designers. They are storytellers committed to creating curated and custom experiencesSincerely Pete Events focuses on providing clients relief from the often-overwhelming process of planning because you want it to be a fun and enjoyable time for everyone!

The Wedding Dish

The Wedding Dish, a DC-Based Podcast on Full Service Radio, Hosted at The Line Hotel DCThe top podcast for essential wedding tips, inspiration, & fun! We chat with real couples in the DMV area about everything from planning a wedding to the day-of — including all of the challenges, excitement, heart-warming moments, and tears — and talk with wedding professionals about building a business in the wedding industry. And, we read listeners’ stories on our mini-episodes!

Are you planning a wedding, building a business in the wedding industry, or just love weddings in general? This podcast is for you! Being in the wedding world should be fun — and it is — but we’re here to tackle all the nitty gritty so you don’t have to do it alone.

Listen to The Wedding Dish — rate, review, and subscribe — on your favorite podcast platform! (You can find us on Apple Podcasts here.)