Emalee & Graham's Wedding


Emalee Guerra & Graham Bates

married at
JHA Stone Cellar, Hutton Vale Farm
JULY 10, 2020

It was a special wedding for Emalee and Graham, with a surprise gender reveal being one of their favourite moments of the day.

The bride was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of the wedding, and they were expecting their first child in November. The pair organised a special surprise, sharing the moment they found out the gender of the baby by cutting their wedding cake to reveal blue icing inside.

The four layer hummingbird cake with the hidden gender reveal was created by the bride’s sister, Amy Hull.

It was an intimate, cosy, winter and family
only wedding with just nine guests due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The groom’s mother and her partner in Victoria, along with the bride’s Auntie and Uncle in Tasmania, joined the wedding day virtually via Zoom. Unfortunately, they were unable to make the interstate journey due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The event was styled by the bride and groom with the help of family and friends, inspired by the historic setting of the JHA Stone Cellar at Hutton Vale Farm.

Emalee’s sister, Amy Hull was witness and her niece, Freya Hull was flower girl.

Graham’s brother, Chris Bates was witness and the bride’s nephew, Malachi Hull was ring bearer.

Graham organised a detailed and thoughtful proposal on the second anniversary of when they first met. He commissioned drawings of Emalee’s favourite houseplants and created a treasure hunt leading from one plant to the next, finishing with Graham waiting with a ring to propose.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Emalee and Graham look forward to celebrating their marriage with their friends and family at a later date.

Emalee is the daughter of Janice and Aniceto (Nic) Guerra of Angaston, and Graham is the son of Janet Bates and Greg Bates of Rochester VIC and Loxton SA respectively.


The Dress

Bride’s Dress altered by Helen Wilhelm of HW Fashion Design



Hair & Makeup

Krystal Hili of Texture and Hue / Lashes by Barossa Lash & Beauty Bar




4 layer Hummingbird Cake with a hidden ‘gender reveal’ for the bride and groom, created by the bride’s sister Amy Hull


Scroll through to see the highlights from Emalee & Graham’s day.

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