Just hours before the Australian government banned large weddings to prevent the spread of coronavirus, ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi Irwin got married to her longtime boyfriend Chandler Powell.
Saying ‘I do’ in an empty zoo in Queensland on 25 March, Bindi Irwin chose a long sleeved lace white dress in a traditional style and accessorized it with a simple headband. Chandler Powell opted for a casual look, wearing a light blue shirt and pale trousers.
Bindi Irwin posted about this happy news on her Instagram. Sharing a kiss with her husband, she wrote that they were planning the wedding for nearly a year but due to the pandemic, it was a small private ceremony. Her brother, Robert Irwin walked her down the aisle while mother Terri Irwin helped her slip into the wedding gown.
Lighting a candle in her father’s memory, Bindi urges everyone to stay at home while maintaining social distance and reminding everyone that love wins. Now, have a look at her heartwarming post and caption:
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March 25th 2020 ❤️ We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now. We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos. Right now we’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history. Today we celebrated life and revelled in every beautiful moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens. Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad’s memory. We shared tears and smiles and love. Thankfully, since we all live at Australia Zoo as a family, we could be there for each other. To everyone reading this – stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!