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nit hat favors, comfort food and cozy cocktails transformed Michael Neil Capp (41) and Michael (Mike) Caringi’s (31 and a photographer) city wedding into a ski chalet fete, complete with a snowball fight against a Toronto skyline backdrop. “We decided to host a winter bash in hopes that it would give our friends and family something to look forward to— mission accomplished!” Mike says. Since he works in the wedding industry, Mike knew that this celebration would stand out if they put a twist on typical traditions. Both nixed a classic black tux and wore a velvet jacket, and the couple enjoyed cocktails with their guests before the ceremony (which didn’t even have an aisle!). To honor their supportive mothers, the couple had their “first dance” with their moms. As for the cake? Four tiers of flaky sfoglia pastry with cream filling. —SC

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the style With “Nordic chic” in mind, the couple transformed the industrial space into a birch-accented lounge complete with studded leather couches, wishbone chairs and bronze accents. Hundreds of candles lit up the room, and streamlined arrangements of white parrot tulips, amaryllis and blue spruce added fresh dimension. the food Warm, bourbon-spiked apple cider started the evening, followed by artichoke tostadas, smoked black cod, eight kinds of doughnuts and late-night “big macs” served on bao buns. Napkins set the tone with cheeky sayings like “Drink Up: We want you on that dance floor!” while the vodka cart servers rocked T-shirts emblazed with, “It’s all downhill from here.”

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The Knot Spring 2016  
The Knot Spring 2016