MEET GLORY

Glory Barbaris is the owner and creative entrepreneur behind Wildflower Hill Co. 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. 

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.

Glory Barbaris is the founder of Wildflower Hill Co. (formerly Always Creating Studio weddings & Events). A blogger for over 12 years, Glory is also the founder and editor of the popular fashion, lifestyle and travel blog, Always Creating Blog and is a Social Media Influencer with more than with 72,000 followers on Instagram. Ms. Barbaris is also the founder of Always Creating DIGITAL, a social media management and consultancy firm that provides social media, branding and digital content marketing for businesses, creative entrepreneurs, and brands. Always Creating Blog and Always Creating Digital, and Always Creating Studio Weddings and Events are merged as part of Wildflower Hill Co.

As 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 Live Casino, Refinery 29, CB2, Kellogg’s, Neutrogena, Target, CROCS, L’Oréal, Hidden Valley, Kraft Foods, Amazon, Dove, Evian, Hello Fresh, Apothic Wines, and more.

Prior to starting her creative business, Glory worked as a Senior Technical Product Manager / Business Analyst as a government contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). She has worked in IT for 18 years and has worked in the telecom industry as global marketing manager. She also worked as a Senior Project Coordinator on Capitol Hill leading a $3M website development project commissioned by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the senior project coordinator, she was responsible for implementing the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Weatherization Plus Health initiative, The Weatherization Plus Health initiative is a national effort to comprehensively and strategically coordinate resources to improve the energy efficiency, health, and safety of low-income homes. Weatherization Plus Health ensures energy efficient and healthy indoor environments by facilitating the establishment of strong, effective partnerships between DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and healthy homes providers.

She has been featured on the Washingtonian, Munaluchi Bride, Two Bright Lights, Zola, David’s Bridal blog and social media, The Knot, Virginia Bride & Groom Magazine, and more. She was recently awarded Couples Choice Award 2021 by Wedding Wire, and awarded Editor’s Choice by Aisle Planner Editors. The 2020 honorees reflect the TOP 1% that have demonstrated a superior quality of work for their clients… their authentic, stunning imagery and services have been seen & published by many of the industry’s most respected and notable print and digital publications.

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.

FAVORITES

favorite magazines

Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Kinfolk, Real Simple, Net-A-Porter, Washingtonian, House Beautiful.

FAVORITE SHOWS

Judge Judy, Grey's Anatomy, This is Us, Chicago Fire/Med/PD, Sex & the City, Very Cavallari, Real Housewives (NYC, Beverly Hills, Potomac NJ).

MY OBSESSIONS

Plants, flowers, wine, travel, the beach, a greener planet, a kinder human race, living a purposeful & intentional life, friendships.

FAVORITE QUOTE

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. —ARISTOTLE

FAVORITE BAND & MUSIC

Kings of Leon, Alternative Rock, 80's, Afrobeats, Nigerian Music.

A PErsonal Note

Hi, I’m Glory, but 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.

Again, congratulations!

XO,

Glor

WHEN I’M NOT PLANNING WEDDINGS, I’M USUALLY HANGING OUT WITH 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!

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