Bindi Irwin’s Wedding To Be Featured In Animal Planet Special On April 18

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On March 25, Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell said “I do” while standing in the lush, beautiful gardens of her family’s Australia Zoo. The couple originally planned to wed on April 4, but changed their plans at the last minute due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking out for the safety of the 200 guests they planned to invite to their wedding, Bindi and Chandler chose to cancel their plans and host an intimate ceremony instead. The only guests were Bindi’s mother, Terri, her brother, Robert, and Wes Mannion, the best friend of her late father, Steve.

Bindi and Chandler announced their union through posts on social media, and also shared a wedding photo.

We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend,” Bindi wrote. “There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now.”

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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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The couple has since shared additional details about their nuptials with People.

They also gave a few exclusive photos to the magazine, which you can see below.

In addition to being photographed, Bindi and Chandler’s wedding was also filmed for an upcoming special on Animal Planet. The TV channel announced the pending special through a video preview on its social media profiles.

The special, called Crikey! It’s The Irwins: Bindi’s Wedding, will air on April 18 at 8 PM EST. Based on the preview Animal Planet shared, we have a feeling we’ll need a full box of tissues at hand when we tune in to watch.

Animal Planet’s preview clip shows a few never-before-seen parts of Bindi’s wedding, including the moment Robert walked her down the aisle. We also get the chance to hear from Terri, who says Steve “would be proud” and she’s “pretty sure he’d be crying.

You’re sure to tear up just while watching the 30-second preview of Bindi’s wedding special below.

Congratulations to Bindi and Chandler on their marriage. We wish them many years of love and happiness together.