Barrington’s White House has the privilege of working with gifted, trustworthy vendor partners to help give each of our couples their dream wedding day. Our new blog series, Vendor Spotlight with BWH, will feature a few preferred vendors each month to highlight what services they provide and how they can make your wedding everything you’d want it to be, even during COVID-19 restrictions.
Floral decor is one of the best ways to customize your wedding, no matter the size. We ‘sat down’ (on Zoom) with Glen Egland from one of our preferred wedding florists, Barrington Flower Shop, to get information on how florists are continuing to help couples plan their weddings – please enjoy.
What is Barrington Flower Shop and what services do you provide couples?
GE: Barrington Flower Shop is a floral studio located in the heart of downtown Barrington that I founded in 1988. We provide floral design services for all types of occasions, including weddings. We provide general wedding florals like centerpieces, altar arrangements and aisle decorations and wedding party florals like bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages.
Our goal is to make your vision a reality. Our designers conduct in-depth consultations with all of our couples to ensure you get everything you envision for your special day.
How has your business model had to change during COVID-19?
GE: Our business model has stayed the same, but we have become a little more creative with bridal florals. We know that so many weddings have been cancelled or reduced in size, and we are helping couples celebrate their special day, no matter the size, by expanding our floral offerings. Barrington Flower Shop now sources products from 13 different countries and various vendors to ensure we have the best quality and most variety. We are also getting creative with bouquets and centerpieces to accommodate smaller budgets.
For all of our florals, big and small, we are offering contactless delivery. Whether we are delivering to a residence or venue, safety is our top priority. We like to call it an adult version of Ding-Dong-Ditch. We ring the doorbell, ‘run’ away, and you enjoy!
Lastly, we have revised our cancellation policy. Couples can cancel up to 7 days before the wedding, barring any government restrictions.
How can readers best get in touch with you?
GE: The best way to get in contact with Barrington Flower Shop is by giving us a ring! You can also walk into the Shop but with COVID-19, calling would be best.
Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4292 for your private tour.