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CHOPPER VIEW: Bindi Irwin 'rushes' wedding to Chandler

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell tie the knot hours before Australia's coronavirus wedding restrictions are enforced Coronavirus lockdown: Bindi Irwin will reportedly marry Chandler Powell in Australia Zoo ceremony ahead of virus restrictions
Adrian Cunningham | 25 March, 2020, 16:52

Their marriage took place hours before a new restriction in Australia went into effect, which limits weddings to just five people, including the couple, the witnesses and the celebrant.

The Australian conservationist broke the news Wednesday with a pic of her in her wedding dress smooching her hubby, Chandler Powell, at the Australian Zoo - same place they engaged last summer.

Her message included, "There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now". Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, the couple decided not to have guests at their wedding. However, she was able to share the day with her family due to them all living together at the zoo.

"Right now we're encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history".

7 News helicopter is delivering a live feed over the Australia Zoo's grounds which shows photographers, apparent guests in formal attire and a number of zoo animals including rhinos roaming around the grounds.

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell are getting married at Australia Zoo. To everyone reading this - stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS! "They had a attractive small, private ceremony together in the gardens of Australia Zoo".

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Powell, 23, proposed to Irwin on her 21st birthday in July past year, after the pair met at Australia Zoo in 2013.

"On my birthday I said "yes" and "forever" to the love of my life", she wrote.

Chandler is an American professional wakeborder from Florida, and at the time of their engagement he and Binid had been dating for six years.

Bindi with mum Sue and brother Robert.

"This is a day that we will never forget", Robert said. Afterwards Bindi shared a sweet tribute to her late father, Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin, who died after being attacked by a stingray in 2006. "You're always with me", the caption read.

On Tuesday, Bindi posted a picture of herself with her father as a young child. I know that Dad was with us, and we are all so delighted for your future as husband and wife.