Bindi Irwin Marries Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo: 'Today We Celebrated Life'

Brenda Watkins
March 25, 2020

As of midnight on Wednesday, weddings can only go ahead with a maximum of five people - the couple, a celebrant and witnesses.

Bindi Irwin looked set to marry her finance Chandler Powell at a wedding ceremony at Australia Zoo on Wednesday, hours before tough new coronavirus restrictions are enforced. 'I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light.

She also addressed the timing of the wedding amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. "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", she continued.

She said that amid the global health crisis, the couple is, "encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history". Sweetly, Australia Zoo staff holding koalas were also in attendance alongside dozens of other guests seen at the venue.

"Today we celebrated life and revelled in every attractive moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens", she added. To everyone reading this - stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!

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Powell, 23, proposed to Irwin on her 21st birthday in July a year ago, after the pair met at Australia Zoo in 2013.

"As we embark on this new life chapter I hope that we can share some love in the world, especially during this challenging time".

"Chandler and Robert (Bindi's brother) worked together to capture the moment I said "YES", the Australia Zoo heiress captioned a series of proposal photos.

Chandler is an American professional wakeborder from Florida, and at the time of their engagement he and Binid had been dating for six years. "I never even knew Robert was there photographing and I'll always be grateful to have these special memories of the most awesome day of my life".

On Tuesday, the 21-year-old sweetly shared a photo on Instagram of her father Steve, who tragically lost his life in 2006 after being stung by a stingray. "You're always with me", the caption read. I know that Dad was with us, and we are all so delighted for your future as husband and wife.

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