‘Today We Celebrated Life’ — Bindi Irwin Marries Chandler Powell in Impromptu Ceremony at Australia Zoo

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Bindi Irwin is officially married!

The daughter of beloved “Crocodile Hunter,” Steve Irwin, married fiancé, Chandler Powell in an impromptu wedding ceremony Wednesday at the Australia Zoo.

The new Mrs. Powell announced the news on Instagram, revealing that the couple decided not to have guests at their wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines.

 

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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!

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“March 25th 2020 ❤️ We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend,” she captioned a photo of the newlyweds on their big day. “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,” she continued. “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,” she added. “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!”

Chandler shared the same photo, writing, “We’re finally married!”

“Today, March 25, 2020, marks the most amazing day of my life,” he continued. “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.”

After getting engaged last July on Bindi’s 21st birthday, the couple had originally been planning a big wedding in April. But due to the global pandemic, they were forced to cancel their nuptials just weeks before the big day.

Instead, the bride and groom exchanged vows in front of close family members, who they live with, at the Australia Zoo.

 

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Bindi’s brother Robert commented on his brother-in-law’s post, saying, “I couldn’t be happier to welcome you into our family ❤️ It was a beautiful day!”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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