Bindi Irwin Made Last-Minute Changes to Her Wedding Due to Coronavirus Lockdown

The daughter of Steve Irvin shares first photo from her secret candlelit nuptials with Chandler Powell at her family's zoo, which was held hours before Australia's crackdown on social gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

AceShowbiz - Bindi Irwin was forced to adjust everything related to her wedding because of coronavirus outbreak. Although she and fiance Chandler Powell had been planning for their nuptials for nearly a year, the daughter of late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin revealed that the pandemic forced them to make last-minute changes.

On Wednesday, March 25, the 21-year-old gave fans a sneak peek at her wedding as she explained what has to be changed from the special day. "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," she spilled. "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," the TV personality elaborated. "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."

Revealing that the ceremony took place in the Australia Zoo gardens, the former "Bindi the Jungle Girl" star further shared, "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," Bindi expressed her relief before encouraging fans to "stay safe, social distance and remember LOVE WINS!"

Bindi and Chandler's wedding took place after Australian government specified its restrictions on wedding arrangements during the COVID-19 crisis. "Now, weddings can continue to be conducted where it is just the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses. That's no more than five people," its statement read. "And the four square metre rule has to be observed within the venue in which that's taking place. But large gatherings for weddings, sadly, won't be possible under these new arrangements."

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