The daughter of beloved Australian zoologist Steve Irwin, nicknamed “The Crocodile Hunter” (who was killed by a sting ray in 2006) married in an intimate private ceremony in her grandparents’ private zoo in Queensland on March 23rd. Despite the fact that she was only 7 when her father died, 21 year-old Bindi has followed in her father’s footsteps sharing his passion for animals and has become a wildlife expert.
The couple married in the gardens of Australia Zoo in Queensland, which was opened by her grandparents in the 1970s and is still run by the Irwin family. Since the Irwin family lives on the zoo together, Bindi's mother, Terri, and her brother, Robert, were able to attend despite the Australian coronavirus lockdown.
On her Instagram account where she posted pictures of her wedding to partner Chandler Powel, 23, she wrote: "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."
"Today we celebrated life and revealed 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."