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BCD: Otten ties the knot

Emmalyn and Andy Otten - Andy Otten
Emmalyn and Andy Otten

Andy Otten and long-time partner Emmalyn Gregory have wed in a beautiful ceremony in their home state of Victoria.

The popular couple, who have been together for more than a decade, tied the knot on Saturday at the picturesque Stones of the Yarra Valley about an hour north-east of Melbourne.

Andy and Emmalyn met as teenagers and dated long distance for three years after Otten was drafted to the Crows in 2007. The pair were engaged in January of last year.

More ‘Behind Crows Doors’

A host of current Crows and their partners were on the guest list including Rory Sloane and wife Belinda, Eddie Betts and wife Anna, Kyle Cheney and partner Siubhan along with former teammates Sam Shaw, Jason Porplyzia and Patrick Dangerfield.

The newlyweds will now enjoy a honeymoon before the full Adelaide squad returns for pre-season training on Monday, December 4.

Defender Daniel Talia will be the next Crow to tie the knot. Talia is set to marry fiancé Megan next weekend.

Goodbye for now @andyotten22 .. I’ll see you tomorrow ❤️👰🏼#ottenstietheknot #mrsotten #gettingmarried

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Ex-Crow Bernie Vince also held his wedding on Saturday in the Riverland town of Renmark.

Vince’s former housemate Taylor Walker, ruckman Sam Jacobs and retired Crows Scott Thompson and Brent Reilly were among the invitees. Several of Vince’s current Melbourne teammates also made the trip across the border.

Well done Bernard!! xx #mrandmrsvince

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Other Crows are jet-setting across the globe as part of their offseason break.

Mitch McGovern, Luke Brown and Dean Gore are enjoying the sights and sounds of the States, attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the early leg of their travels.

Hugh Greenwood and partner Kjiersten have also made their way to America beginning on the west coast in Los Angeles, California.

Austin providing a hidden gem #graffitipark

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Jake Kelly and Jonathon Beech are holidaying in the Spanish coastal resort destination of San Sebastián in the Bay of Biscay.

First-year Crows Jordan Gallucci, Myles Poholke, Matthew Signorello and Elliott Himmelberg are also enjoying the sand and surf in Bali, Indonesia.

Kyle Hartigan and Crows AFL Women’s premiership player Sarah Perkins have begun their trip to Nepal for the Base Camp Everest expedition in partnership with the Crows Children’s Foundation.

Adelaide AFLW co-captain Chelsea Randall recently completed the grueling Kokoda Trail through the dense Papua New Guinea jungle. The courageous Crow raised thousands of dollars for The Little Heroes Foundation as part of the trek.

It was one of the most challenging experiences I've ever had both physically and mentally.... but we did it! #Kokodatrack Steep inclines and declines down and up mountains that seem to last forever. 10 hour days at times trekking through the slippery jungle. The emotional history and stories of our Australian Soldiers, the friendships made that will last a lifetime, the PNG people and culture, the stinky smells of wearing the same clothes over the last 10 days, the joy of knowing together we raised over $75,000 for the @littleheroesfoundation and the gratitude and appreciation I have for all the small things in life we sometimes take for granted (like a washing machine and a flushing toilet 😂). Thank you to everyone for your donations that went directly to @littleheroesfoundation who help seriously ill children and their families. Special shout out to @xbladesaustralia for the quick drying gear that came in handy and the @adelaide_fc for their ongoing support. To my heroes, dad and brother Scott who joined me on this epic adventure and got me through it I'm so proud of you. And a massive thank you to our supportive families over the past few months in our training and time away. An experience I'll cherish forever. #KokodaTrack #Lestweforget #BackTrackAdventures #PNG

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