Van Loon Wedding 

by Louise Manning

17th April 2019


The ever so lovely Mark and Karen tied the knot on the 29th March 2019 there ceremony took place the Cockfighter's Ghost Vineyard in the picturesque Hunter Valley followed by their reception at Hunters Quarter. Mark and Karen engaged my services a mere couple of day prior to Christmas with a 12 week lead time, they asked whether or not I could create their wedding from top to toe and coordinate their wedding day, of course I obliged we set a date and I was off, they were inundated with choices and we planned their perfect wedding. The ever so talented Leighsa Cox from Leighsa Cox Photography was engaged and she did not disappoint the emotions captured in her images are amazing (see more images on our Gallery Page). Mark & Karen chose an abundance of amazing vendors including but not limited to Lisa Fowler H & M, Jason Thomas as their celebrant, Kim from Hunter Valley Bouquets did a stunning job on creating the floral arrangements,  Matt McLaren as their wedding soloist / band OMG wasn't he amazing the tunes were endless the dance floor was always full, cheese tower by the team at Hunter Belle Cheese and the Epic BIL Andrew as their entertaining MC. what a day what an even better night. So to paint a picture Mark is a pilot and probably one of the funniest introduction to a speech I've ever heard he had me in stitches. it went something like this "Good evening Ladies and Gentleman this is your captain speaking, beside me is my Co-captain in life the beautiful Karen"  presented in the most perfect captain tone that the room was is laughter. The highlight of this wedding would have been the speeches whilst they went a bit over time they were worth every minute they were an emotional roller coaster of tears and laughter. Mark & Karen have both been though a lot in life and met though a dating site and are destined for an amazing life together they were an absolutely awesome to work with couldn't be more proud of how their wedding came so perfectly together. They deserve nothing but the absolute best in life. A huge shout out to my amazing suppliers couldn't have done this with out you.

Mark & Karen were lovely enough to send me these kind words....

We asked you to plan our non-traditional, modern minimalist wedding in 12 weeks of which 5 of those we were both out of the country and you delivered beyond all our expectations. You made our dream a reality. Your professionalism, persistence, patience and thoughtfulness is a true testament to you Louise, and your team at Hunter Events NSW. We couldn’t have done it without you and highly recommend Louise and Hunter Events NSW.

Mark & Karen