Dan and Steph Mulheron with their little girl, Emmy.
Dan and Steph Mulheron with their little girl, Emmy.

Dan and Steph's little Emmy celebrates her first birthday

IT was a day they might have struggled to envision during their long fertility battle, but on the weekend My Kitchen Rules winner Dan and Steph Mulheron celebrated the first birthday of their little girl, Emmy.

Dan said the day was perfect in every way, with about 70 of the couple's friends and family gathering at the foreshore opposite their Hervey Bay café for the celebration.

Emmy was born on April 23 last year.

A lengthy fertility battle saw the couple, who won the 2013 edition of Channel 7's My Kitchen Rules with their creative and delicious meals, go through several IVF cycles before conceiving their little girl.

They also experienced a scare during Steph's pregnancy when Emmy's heartbeat was measured at only 60 beats a minute and they were told there was a 90% chance of miscarriage.

Happily Emmy beat the odds and on the weekend, her parents ensured her first birthday was everything it could be.

Dan said his daughter was currently obsessed with everything Mickey Mouse, so he spent the days before her birthday making sure there was plenty of snack food in the shape of the beloved Disney character while Steph worked on an amazing Mickey Mouse birthday cake.

Dan said they also had a sausage sizzle for the older guests.