————— favorite magazines —————
vogue, elle, marie claire, kinkfolk, real simple, (net-a)-porter, Washingtonian, house beautiful
Ms. Barbaris is also content creator and founder of Always Creating Blog, a popular fashion, lifestyle and travel blog with over 80,000 followers on Instagram and has nearly 100,000 reach across social media; she has been a blogger since 2008 and has been Fohr verified. She is also a social media influencer and product stylist, she works with brands to create targeted social media content for targeted audiences. She has worked with brands such as Neutrogena, Target, CROCS, L’Oréal, Hidden Valley, Kraft Foods, Francis Coppola Wineries, Specific Beauty, Amazon, Dove, Evian, Hello Fresh, Apothic Wines, and more.
She has been featured on David’s Bridal blog and social media, The Knot, Virginia Bride & Groom Magazine, and more.
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————— my obsessions —————
plants, flowers, wine, travel, the beach, a greener planet, a kinder human race, living a purposeful+intentional life, friendships
—————— it all started when… ——————
Before starting her event planning business in 2016, she worked in the IT industry as a senior technical product manager / business analyst, in executive leadership roles such as corporate event coordinator, senior technical product manager, web project manager and global marketing and communications manager. She graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and also earned her computer science degree at the age of 19 from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Mequon, Wisconsin. She grew up in Brown Deer, a small town just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A Midwest girl at heart, she is a Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, and NY Giants fan.
More recently, she founded Always Creating DIGITAL™, a social media management and consultancy firm that provides social media, branding and digital content marketing, and web design for small businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and brands.
————— favorite quote —————
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.
————— favorite shows—————
judge judy, Grey’s Anatomy, This Is Us, chicago fire/med/pd, sex & the city, very cavallari, real housewives series (NYC, Beverley hills, potomac, nj)
————— favorite band + music —————
Kings of Leon, alternate rock, 80s, afrobeats, nigerian music
I strongly believe that on your special day, everything has to be perfect down to the smallest of details. I am a detail-obsessive compulsive, Type A personality with a keen eye for details and foresight for the bigger picture. And because I obsess over all the little and big details of wedding planning, my couples can relax, worry less, and trust that everything relating to their big day is going to taken care of by a professional and efficient coordinator.
—————— a personal note from me… ——————
Hi, I’m Glory, by my friends call me Glor (so can you!). I grew up second oldest of four kids in an upper middle-class family in a small village outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But my story really started in the land I was born in and where I lived for the first 16 years of my life, Nigeria, West Africa. I grew up with a lot of cousins, my parents were successful enough to send us to boarding school, but it is my summers with my beloved grandparents that weaved the fabric of my heart and soul. They were always so incredibly kind to one another; I remember when my grandma would do something that should have really made my grandpa angry, he always was so kind to her and never raised his voice or anything like that. I knew I wanted that kind of love, but I didn’t grow up fantasizing about it, I just knew I wanted a man like my grandpa. Which is fitting because at 37-years-old, I married a man just like my grandpa—kind, patient, loving—a great husband and father.
You’re here because you have met the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with, major congrats to you and your love! This is going to be one of the most exciting chapter of your life! Till this day, I remember the joy and excitement I felt when I was planning my nuptials in literally six months. I imagine you might be feeling those feelings too, but you’re a bit overwhelmed with all the decisions that you have to make along the way and all the money it will cost to make your dream wedding a reality.
Well, I don’t want you to feel that way at all!
Which is exactly the reason why I started my company: to help you, support you, provide you with expert guidance and resources so that you can worry less about all of the planning details. My dream is to run my business with heart and kindness, I hope we get to work together. My goal is to help you plan the party of a lifetime. And all you have to tell me is what you love…what you like… what you need… what you don’t like. It’s that easy. And guess what? From the moment you sign with me up until your send off, I will be there cheering you on every step of the way.
Thank you for considering me as your planner, I take a personal responsibility in such an important role.
———— when I’m not planning weddings ————
I’m usually hanging out w/these guys…
My family and I love hanging out together doing fun things, making memories and laughing together. We especially love the beach, fishing, and traveling. We love spending time together cooking at home because we are all homebody fanatics. We enjoy the occasional road trips to see family in New Jersey, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami. We also love visiting small towns, our favorites are Staunton, Purcellville, Middleburg, in Virginia, and Salisbury, Maryland. We recently lost my rescue mutt, Jolie, my beloved pet that has been with me for 16 years in March 2019; she was 19 years old. We miss her every day + we will love her ALWAYS!
———— professional consulting services ————
I don’t know how to do nothing. I’m always looking for ways to learn and grow creatively. My diverse and unique professional work experiences has awarded me a vast array of experiences that I have nurtured and mastered for going on 21 years. With those experiences come a full list of creative pursuits. I’m available for consulting, mentoring and speaking opportunities. I’m available for creative consulting on special projects, workshops + engagements across these disciplines. Below are some ways that I can help your business. Can’t wait to chat with you!
———— creative brand-focused projects ————
with more than 15 years in marketing + branding, find out how i can help you with…
design + STYLING
EDITORIAL + styled PHOTO SHOOTS
STORYTELLING + content creation
partnerships + sponsorships
———— consulting + mentoring ————
one-on-one or group coaching across these topics…
it + business strategy consulting (+marketing, branding, social)
coaching on social media, marketing
learn iPhone/android photography
hire for WEB DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT
content strategy + development
———— speaking engagements ————
available for speaking on these topics…
BRANDING + strategy
MARKETING + digital content
social media for small business
seo / sem