Masika & Cameron – Olive Groove in Tuscany – Featured on Style Me Pretty

I’m very proud and honored to share Masika & Cameron’s wedding, recently featured on Style Me Pretty!

From Masika, the bride: “In the year 2000, when I was 16 years old, I was asked by a friend to come to a hockey game to meet a cute boy that she had a crush on. That cute boy turned out to be my now husband Cam. We dated all throughout our senior year until graduation. After graduation Cam planned on pursuing a career in Alberta which was a whole province away and leaving my friends and family for a very very cold place was something I wasn’t ready for so I stayed behind. We went our separate ways but always knew we’d end up back together somehow. In the summer of 2007 we met up again at a country music festival and danced all night together while Reba McEntire sang up on stage. Cam still lived in Alberta and I was still in BC but we were determined to make it work this time. Cam often travelled 16 hours straight to come see me on his days off, and I flew to Alberta every chance I had so we could be together. We bought our first home in 2008 and welcomed our children, a boy and a girl, in 2009 and 2010. On Thanksgiving of 2009 Cam was given the unfortunate diagnosis of having Multiple Sclerosis. His symptoms were pretty mild until the summer of 2016 when he had a very significant attack. It was then that we decided it was time to have the destination wedding we’ve always wanted in Italy before it was no longer possible due to his disease.

On May 16, 2017 we exchanged vows in Tuscany surrounded by our children and closest friends and family and it couldn’t have been more perfect. It may have taken 17 years for us to finally tie the knot but I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!

Why Italy? Italy is rich in culture and history that Canada does not have. It has always been our dream to be married in Italy and so we did it!

From the moment I first met Ema on Skype we instantly clicked. She had the exact same thoughts on how I wanted my wedding to be designed and executed. I have photographed weddings for 6 years now so I have seen it all and had a particular vision of how I wanted my wedding day to be. Ema brought that vision to life.

I had originally tried to plan the wedding myself as it is something I could do very easily in my home country, but Italy was not easy. It was difficult to get responses from vendors and I was having difficulty finding the rentals I needed. Once I was put in contact with Ema she knew exactly who to contact and set up everything for our wedding day. On the big day she told me not to worry about a thing and did absolutely everything. I was able to get ready stress free knowing she was in charge. When I walked out on to the terrace to see the setup it was everything I had dreamed of. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to have worked with for a day I had been waiting so long for. Ema was also our officiant and wrote a personalized ceremony for us. It was very beautiful. Thank you Ema for everything, you are an amazing planner with a phenomenal attention to detail!”

Thank you Masika and Cameron for choosing me as your WP, I need to personally thank Caterina Weddings for being such an amazing partner on site in Tuscany. We made it as a great team! For all the other vendors involved, scroll down to the end of the blog post.Here the amazing pictures by Koby Brown Photography and the stunning video by Alessandro Bordoni Films: I hope you enjoy this fabulous wedding, as much as Masika & Cameron, their families, guests and us did.

Wedding Planning & Design: EMA Giangreco Weddings + Caterina Weddings // Couple: Masika & Cameron // Photo: Koby Brown Photography // Video: Alessandro Bordoni Films // Hair: Brittany Foote // Wedding gown: Calla Blanche // Bridal shoes: Harriet Wilde // Earrings: BHLDN // Jewelry: Maison Birks // Flower girl dress: Doll Cake // Groom attire: RW&CO // Chair signs: Westcoasters BC // Place cards: Emma Allen // Cake: Barone // Film lab: Richard Photolab //

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