Our District Bliss Styled Shoot was featured on Mid-Atlantic Bride this week!

We’ve been so excited to share these photographs by Rudney Noveas Photography with you for what feels like ages!

We love doing styled shoots before – or even after – our Vendor Socials; it just seems like a natural pairing! If our Participating Vendors are going to put together such a lovely Vendor Social, it’s a huge bonus to have a crazy-rad photo shoot alongside!DistrictBlissLightbox-5

Our Vendor Social at Lightbox Studio in Annapolis, MD was not only a blast, but it was also incredibly beautiful! So, we couldnt have been happier that our Participating Vendors decided to capture their work with a styled shoot! Until all of the models had an unfortunate series of events within 24 hours of the session!

Knowing that we needed to deliver the best possible photographs, Sara called in a few favors; Sarah, owner of Sincerely Pete Events, and Ariel, owner of The A-List and Airbrush by Ariel, stepped up to the plate – but only if Sara would ALSO model


Well, who better to pose with than the people who make you smile the most, right?!

We all had a blast and the photographs are 100% authentic laughs, smiles, and delight with the ENTIRE team of Participating Vendors! We count ourselves lucky to have had a chance to work with such incredibly talented entrepreneurs!DistrictBlissLightbox-228

See the full gallery and thoughts from the photographer below:

From our incredible photographer Rudney Novaes:  Our vision for this styled shoot was a boho bride getting ready for her wedding with her bridesmaids

The Lightbox Studio in downtown Annapolis is not only an ideal place for such a shoot, it truly could be a wonderful venue for a bride to get ready for her big day with her girl gang. The big white box is full of natural light and creates a perfect backdrop for brides to get their makeup done while relaxing and popping some bubbly with their girlfriends.


The space has rustic white floors and a farm table, playing nicely into our boho look which was really brought to reality by the hoop arrangements draped in greenery. The touches of gold on the leaves mix a bit of modern to the laid back look also tying in the ghost chairs with the wooden farm table in the same way. The mix of bottles with simple greenery on a simple white runner was a perfect compliment to the white center arrangement, mint plates and green goblets. We loved the idea of the mint, green and white color scheme with touches of gold, veering away from anything too traditional.

What is the fun of getting ready with your girlfriends if there isn’t champagne and desserts? Cookies, cake pops and a small cake all in our mints and whites color scheme were brought in, framed by a balloon instillation in shades of blues complimented with greenery to keep the cohesive boho look.


Our models wore both men’s style button down dress shirts and silk robes. Our bride also wore a custom-made ivory lace dress with bell sleeves and a high neck. All of the model’s is all accented with greenery and they are all wearing Kendra Scott Bridal line jewelry.



Planning/Styling | Events to a T | @eventstoatdc
Photography | Novaes Photography| @rudneynovaes
Florals | J. Starr’s Flower Barn | @jstarrsflowerbarn
Venue | Lightbox Studio | @lightbox209
Balloon Artist | Balloon Zoom | @balloonzoom
Hair and Makeup | Ariel Lewis // The A-List | @a.list_travelteam
Dessert | Lilly Magilly’s
Floral Wall | iKam Create | @ikamcreate
Signage | Signs of Our Lives | @signsofourlives
Jewelry | Kendra Scott | @kendrascott
Rentals | Party Plus Rentals | @partyplustentsandevents
Rentals | White Glove Rentals | @whitegloverentals
Sponsor, Network Curation| District Bliss | @districtblissevents
Wedding Dress | Raymond Leonard | @raymondleonardofficial
Vegan Costmetics | Ariel Lewis Couture Cosmetics | @ariellewisllc


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