A Rustic-Cool Wedding at John Street Roundhouse in Toronto, Ontario

Knit-hat favors, comfort food and cozy cocktails transformed Michael Neil Capp (41) and Mike Caringi's (31 and a photographer) city wedding into a ski chalet fete, complete with a snowball fight against a Toronto, Ontario, 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 this celebration would stand out if they put a twist on typical traditions. With "Nordic chic" in mind, Michael and Mike transformed the industrial space at John Street Roundhouse into a birch-accented lounge complete with leather couches, wishbone chairs and bronze accents. Hundreds of candles lit up the room, and streamlined arrangements of white parrot tulips, amaryllis and blue spruces added a fresh dimension. Both men nixed a classic black tux and instead donned variations of velvet jackets, and they 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. And for cake? Four tiers of flakey sfogliatelle pastries with cream filling, Mike's favorite dessert. —Stephanie Cain