Bindi Irwin, the wildlife conservationist and daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, got married today in Australia, just hours before a government mandated curfew was set to begin.
The 21-year-old and her fiance, Chandler Powell, squeezed in a quick, private wedding ceremony at the Australia Zoo ahead of a new set of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus. The government issued a mandatory curfew and an edict limiting wedding gatherings to five people which will go into effect at midnight tonight.
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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!