Bindi Irwin got married hours before Australia was put under lockdown

Bindi Irwin got married just hours before Australia was officially put under lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

At just 21, the beautiful daughter of the late Australian environmentalist Steve Irwin walked down the aisle to marry her ‘best friend’, Chandler Powell. Their wedding was on March 25, just a few hours before the country declared quarantine. According to Unilad, photographs of the wedding emerged soon after it was held, as paparazzi in helicopters flew over the ceremony.

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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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Bindi and Chandler have known each other for seven years.

They met at Australia Zoo, the place they live and became husband and wife in. They got engaged on Bindi’s birthday in July, last year. The couple was planning a beautiful wedding with all of their friends and family.

However, due to the current social isolation, they had to hold a very intimate ceremony.

Bindi’s mother helped them arrange the wedding at the Australia Zoo.

Her brother, Robert, was honored with walking her down the aisle. Together, they lit a candle in their father’s memory. Steve’s daughter shares that the decision to have such a small ceremony wasn’t easy for them.

“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.”

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I said yes to the dress 💍

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With celebrating their marriage in such a difficult moment, Bindi and Chandler want to remind everyone that love is all we need right now. 

They are encouraging the world to remain strong and hopeful during these profound times.

“To everyone reading this – stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!”

After Steve Irwin’s unfortunate death in 2006, his family proudly continued his legacy, taking care of the Australia Zoo’s Wildlife Hospital. 

In Australia, the confirmed Coronavirus cases by March 26 are over 2,800, with 13 deaths. These terrifying numbers led to the Australian government’s decision to put the whole country under lockdown. Amongst the measures the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced are restrictions on weddings, limited to the couple, celebrant and witnesses, and funerals, limited to 10 people or less. Moreover, they have shut amusement parks, arcades, galleries, museums, libraries, and community facilities. However, schools still remain open.

These restrictions were the reason Bindi and Chanler kept their ceremony in a small but valuable circle of people.

Congratulations to the newlyweds, especially in these challenging times we live in right now!

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