Glory Barbaris, Founder of Always Creating Studio Weddings & Events on Studio 78 Podcast
I’m excited t have been featured on Studio 78 latest podcast where share my journey to creative entrepreneurship, which has been anything by traditional. After spending 18 years in IT, marketing and corporate events management, web operations and development, social media and branding, (last 3.5 as a government contractor leading a massive technical product suite in a groundbreaking transformational project for DOE), I found myself unemployed just two weeks after my honeymoon.
Thank God for my side hustle and my unwavering passion, love and grit, I’m now the very proud owner of Always Creating Studio Weddings & Events. And today on the latest episode of the Studio 78 podcast with @nachesnow, I share my journey of perseverance and my entrepreneurship spirit fueled by believe in my abilities to face my failures, start small, and stay the course.
Glory Barbaris is the owner of Always Creating Studio Weddings & Events, a full-service creative event and wedding planning, design, and floral design firm specializing in event design and planning, floral design multicultural weddings, and destinations.
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.
Read on to learn about my story and listen to the podcast to see what fuels my passion—my amazing clients and my LOVE for creating beautiful, happy gatherings!
She is also the creator of the Always Creating Blog. And 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.
After attending a Rising Tide Tuesday Together meetup group she connected with a photographer and volunteered to help out on a style shoot; that began her journey into wedding planning
Her wedding in 2018 went viral on the net and she was able to grow her following on the blog and also use it as a foundation for wedding planning under the newly formed Always Creating Studio
Glory walks us through losing her government contract job and pivoting her side-hustle into something that ended up becoming a full-time business
Foundational Work for your Side Hustle
Start saving money now so you have a cushion if you need it
Make sure to have a clean beautiful brand focus website that speaks to the people you’re trying to service
Find out what your business values are
Get good at something; practice it day in and day out
This is a lifestyle, weddings, fashion, and travel blog inspired by my endless pursuits of creativity, my inspired life moments and journey as a wife + mom, travel enthusiast, photographer + fashion lover.