Daniela & Pieter private backyard wedding

Daniela and Pieter's love story is the perfect example that love always finds a way. Born and raised on opposite ends of the world with Daniela here in Toronto and Pieter from Australia; the two met while living in London, England. Daniela was working on a thesis paper and Pieter was working. While on the same bus one night, being the social butterfly that she is, Daniela decided to ask Pieter how his night was going and the rest was history.

Their intimate backyard wedding had a lot of personal touches. They had a stage built partially over the pool with a tent beautifully decorated with hanging Edison lights. Candles were lit to help compliment the string lights and created that perfect movie-like atmosphere. Daniela's mother even created some floating candle holders for the pool. (She really should get them patent). Guests mingled over live jazz music while they enjoyed a cocktail reception. 

The couple's love for travel was clear as guests flew in from all around the world. There were guests from London, Sydney, South Africa, New York, Boston etc. Daniela's two best friends even surprised the couple with a personal canoe paddle that they could take with them on all their future adventures. The paddle was then used as a guestbook where guests left their well wishes. And with that, everyone danced the night away under the stars. 

Captured by: Jonathan Liaw Photography