Bindi Irwin And Chandler Powell Manage To Get Married Before Crowd Restrictions Are Enforced
Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell managed to squeeze in their wedding at Australia Zoo this week just moments before the government announced tough new crowd control rules in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
With more than 2,000 cases of the disease confirmed across the country, the Federal Government has enforced strict new measures to try and control the spread. Among them is a limit on wedding sizes with no more than 5 people able to attend the ceremony. This has seen a rush in couples moving their big day forward – Bindi Irwin included.
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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!
The couple’s wedding was held on the Sunshine Coast at Australia Zoo and Bindi shared a beautiful photo of her and Chandler on social media with the caption, “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.”
With the Irwin family all living at Australia Zoo, Bindi explained that she was so happy to be able to share the moment with them. She revealed that her mother Terri helped her get ready, and her brother Robert Irwin walked her down the aisle in place of their late father, Steve Irwin. She went on to say she and new husband Chandler lit a candle in her father’s memory.
“Today we celebrated life and revelled in every beautiful moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens,” she wrote. “We shared tears and smiles and love.”
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Bindi explained that while she wished all friends and family could have joined them, photos and videos from the event would have to do. “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,” she wrote.
“Right now we’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history.”
“The best day of my life,” Chandler commented on Bindi’s post on Instagram. “I love you so much.”
In his own post, Chandler wrote: “We’re finally married! Today March 25, 2020, marks the most amazing day of my life. I married my best friend. After almost a year of planning, we changed everything so that we could enjoy a safe and small private ceremony at our home, Australia Zoo. As we embark on this new life chapter I hope that we can share some love in the world, especially during this challenging time.”
Brother Robert posted the same photo saying how happy and honoured he was to walk his sister down the aisle.
“This is a day that we will never forget. Bindi and Chandler, words cannot describe how happy and proud I am that today you started your married life and celebrated love during a difficult time for our world,” he wrote. “And I was beyond honoured to get to walk Bindi down the aisle today. Even though all of your wedding plans had to change at the last minute to keep everyone safe and healthy, it truly was an emotional and beautifully spontaneous day… I know that Dad was with us, and we are all so delighted for your future as husband and wife.”
Mum Terri also shared showed her happiness for the couple in a tweet, saying that “Steve would be incredibly proud”.