Bindi Irwin ties the knot in small wedding at the zoo

Brenda Watkins
March 26, 2020

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell tied the knot Wednesday.

Irwin and Powell announced their engagement in July of 2019 after dating for about six years.

Last night Scott Morrison announced in response to the coronavirus crisis, weddings would be restricted to five people; the couple getting married, their witnesses and the celebrant.

Aerial footage taken by a 7News helicopter shows a wedding being set up at the Sunshine Coast location, believed to be that of Irwin.

Bindi shared the news on Instagram with a handsome photo of the newlyweds kissing in front of a wall filled with flowers.

The family had planned the wedding for almost a year but decided at the last minute to hold a "small ceremony" without guests due to the pandemic. "There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now", Irwin revealed.

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They made the "difficult decision" to have no guests present to keep the community safe as the number of coronavirus cases in Australia continues to rise. However, she was able to share the day with her family due to them all living together at the zoo. Thankfully, since we all live at Australia Zoo as a family, we could be there for each other. Here's to a lifetime of friendship, objective and unconditional love.

Irwin had previously spoken of her plans for the wedding, which included her brother Robert walking her down the aisle and a tribute to her late father - elements that remained part of the ceremony.

Bindi also shared her excitement on her Instagram account, while showing fans a close-up of her diamond ring. "You're always with me".

No stranger to the limelight, as an 8-year-old, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, hosted her own TV show called "Bindi, the Jungle Girl", which went on tour in the USA including live shows and high-profile television appearances. However, she, her mother, and brother, Robert, have helped keep Steve's memory alive.

Earlier today, she could be seen exiting a vehicle in a white gown at an erected wedding venue space at her beloved Australia Zoo - the wildlife sanctuary created by her late father Steve Irwin and her mum, Terri, in North Queensland. After nearly a year of planning, we changed everything so that we could enjoy a safe and small private ceremony at our home, Australia Zoo.

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