Shaun suggested getting married in Italy after we’d spent some months trying to find a venue in the UK that would both suit the back garden wedding feel we were going for and our budget. We toyed with the idea for a while but it was finding THE dress that cemented the idea. It was most definitely an Italian garden wedding dress! We liked the idea of having the wedding at a venue where our families and close friends could stay for the entire week. But we were keen to avoid a hotel. Shaun has seen his fair share of formulaic hotel weddings over the years in his line of work. We took a bit of a risk booking Villa di Masseto without seeing it in person. But when we went for a quick visit 6 months prior to our wedding, we could not have been happier with our choice. We knew the villa and gardens would provide the perfect feel and back drop for our special day.