Bindi Irwin Marries Chandler Powell at Australia Zoo: 'Right this moment We Celebrated Life'


Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell are formally husband and spouse!

The couple tied the knot on Wednesday on the Australia Zoo, Bindi introduced on Instagram.

“March 25th 2020 ❤ We held a small ceremony and I married my greatest good friend,” she captioned a photograph of the newlyweds on their huge day. “There aren’t any phrases to explain the quantity of affection and lightweight in my coronary heart proper now. We’ve deliberate this lovely day for practically a yr and needed to change all the pieces, as we didn’t have friends at our wedding ceremony.”

“This was a really troublesome determination however vital to maintain everybody secure. We want all of our family and friends may have been there with us, nevertheless it’s beautiful that we will share pictures and movies,” she continued. “Proper now we’re encouraging the world to carry onto hope and love, which can carry us ahead throughout this profound time in historical past. Right this moment we celebrated life and revelled in each lovely second we shared collectively in our Australia Zoo gardens. Mum helped me prepare, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler turned my husband and collectively we lit a candle in Dad’s reminiscence. We shared tears and smiles and love. Fortunately, since all of us stay at Australia Zoo as a household, we might be there for one another. To everybody studying this — keep secure, social distance and bear in mind LOVE WINS!”


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March 25th 2020 ❤ We held a small ceremony and I married my greatest good friend. There aren’t any phrases to explain the quantity of affection and lightweight in my coronary heart proper now. We’ve deliberate this lovely day for practically a yr and needed to change all the pieces, as we didn’t have friends at our wedding ceremony. This was a really troublesome determination however vital to maintain everybody secure. We want all of our family and friends may have been there with us, nevertheless it’s beautiful that we will share pictures and movies. Proper now we’re encouraging the world to carry onto hope and love, which can carry us ahead throughout this profound time in historical past. Right this moment we celebrated life and revelled in each lovely second we shared collectively in our Australia Zoo gardens. Mum helped me prepare, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler turned my husband and collectively we lit a candle in Dad’s reminiscence. We shared tears and smiles and love. Fortunately, since all of us stay at Australia Zoo as a household, we might be there for one another. To everybody studying this – keep secure, social distance and bear in mind LOVE WINS!

A publish shared by Bindi Irwin (@bindisueirwin) on Mar 25, 2020 at 5:38am PDT

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The newlyweds who received engaged July 24, (Irwin’s 21st birthday) after six years of courting had been planning a giant celebration for his or her April ‘I do’s’ however cancelled simply weeks earlier than because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As an alternative, the bride and groom exchanged vows in entrance of shut members of the family throughout a personal ceremony.

The pair first met in November 2013 when Powell, a Florida native and former skilled wakeboarder, traveled to Australia for a contest. Whereas there he took a visit to the zoo together with his household the place the Irwins stay and work

“It simply so occurred that Bindi was giving excursions that day,” he recalled to PEOPLE in December. “I’m like, ‘Wow she is wonderful.’” The pair “hit it off straight away,” he stated, including, “We haven’t seemed again since.”

When Powell, 23, popped the query to the Animal Planet star, 21, he first received the household’s approval, then enlisted the assistance of her brother Robert, who documented the particular second together with his digicam. Afterwards Bindi shared a candy tribute to her late father Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, who died after being attacked by a stingray in 2006.

“Dad, You’d be so extremely happy with Robert,” she wrote on the heartfelt publish. “He has been such a tremendous assist throughout this lovely new life chapter.”

“I do know you’d be beaming with satisfaction when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle,” Bindi continued, earlier than including, “I want you would be right here for these moments, however I do know that your spirit lives on in us.”

Bindi advised PEOPLE she couldn’t be happier to have discovered a accomplice who shares so a lot of her father Steve Irwin‘s qualities. “He loves wildlife and conservation and he has this power. Which is critical once you’re leaping on crocs.”