This stunning couple is all over the map, quite literally. The groom, Oliver, was raised in Singapore with a German background, while the bride, Maria, was raised in Pennsylvania with a Ukrainian background. Whew. Both are extremely close to their families, and wanted to infuse their day with personal ancestral details. From framed photographs of close family to custom cake toppers with miniature versions of a German-clad Oliver and Ukrainian Maria (and with a bonus bonfire to end the evening), I’d say they definitely achieved their vision. A special thank you goes to Nelson Hancock of Weddings By Two and Lauren Sozmen of Loli Events!

international love at The Foundry

From the planner, Lauren of Loli Events: Maria and Oliver really wanted to host a fabulous dinner party followed by dancing and through out everything weave in their personality. As guests entered the beautiful and slightly mysterious Foundry they were greeted by a bed of moss covered in vintage keys each with their names and table number for the dinner later. The intimate ceremony took place in the courtyard on a warm fall evening as the sun was setting. Cocktails and dinner was filled with the couple’s favorite food.

international love at The Foundry

international love at The Foundry

international love at The Foundryinternational love at The Foundry

international love at The Foundry

After dinner guests went into another room where a table was cover with bite size desserts. For the cake the couple had a custom cake toppers one of a Ukrainian girl and the other of a German boy both resembling them quite well.

international love at The Foundry

international love at The Foundry

The Foundry Brooklyn wedding

After lots of dancing, their guest were handed a candied apple as they left each with a calligraphied message from the couple. This was appropriate because of the season but also because their first date was making an apple pie, so apples always hold a happy place in their hearts.

candy apple wedding favors

international love at The Foundry
international love at The Foundry

international love at The Foundry

international love at The Foundry

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Wedding Vendors (Long Island City, NY):

Wedding Venue: The Foundry / Wedding Photographer: Nelson Hancock of Weddings By Two / Event Planner: Loli Events / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Wedding Flowers: Poppies and Posies / Wedding Caterer: Michael Stuart NY / Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes / Calligraphy: paperfinger / DJ: 74 Events / Makeup: Sharon Becker

Michael Stuart NY is a member of our wedding vendor guide Blue Label.

  • Maria and Oliver are such a beautiful couple and you can tell how in love they are by these beautiful photographs!

  • jillian nicole {uniquely chic events}

    So beautiful! I love all the brick walls!:)

  • Josie

    The groom’s bow tie is cool as is that awesome looking venue.

  • b

    hello… do you know where I could find those cake toppers? love. thanks, b

    • The cake topper can be found on

  • Allie

    Where are the little keys from?

    • Lauren

      The keys were actual found on eBay but you can also find them at more flea markets!

  • o&m

    hi – thanks for all the kind comments! the cake toppers are from and the keys were hunted down on ebay! -o&m

  • I think I love every single detail of this day!!

  • Lovely! :)

  • Horst and Anke

    We are so happy to be part of your life!

  • Kat

    Love your story… my fiance and I are also from two totally different parts of the world! xoxo