Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell tied the knot Wednesday.
It’s thought Irwin and Powell, who got engaged on Irwin’s birthday last July, wanted to get married before the strict new coronavirus laws surrounding weddings in Australia kick off at midnight.
The couple said their “I dos” at Australia Zoo, which is where they met over six years ago, with Irwin posting a gorgeous photo on social media.
Her message included, “There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now.”
Irwin also confirmed there were no guests at the wedding due to the ongoing health crisis. However, she was able to share the day with her family, who all live together at the zoo, despite having to change all her plans at the last minute.
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We’re finally married! ❤️ Today, March 25, 2020, marks the most amazing day of my life. I married my best friend. After almost a year of planning, we changed everything so that we could enjoy a safe and small private ceremony at our home, Australia Zoo. As we embark on this new life chapter I hope that we can share some love in the world, especially during this challenging time.
While Irwin’s younger brother Robert shared:
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25/03/2020. This is a day that we will never forget. Bindi and Chandler, words cannot describe how happy and proud I am that today you started your married life and celebrated love during a difficult time for our world. And I was beyond honoured to get to walk Bindi down the aisle today. Even though all of your wedding plans had to change at the last minute to keep everyone safe and healthy, it truly was an emotional and beautifully spontaneous day… I know that Dad was with us, and we are all so delighted for your future as husband and wife. I love you both.
Photographers and camera crew were previously seen at the site via drone footage, with the wedding being livestreamed on 7 News Queensland.
The ceremony comes as it was announced Tuesday that people would no longer be able to have more than five guests at their wedding in a bid to slow the spreading of coronavirus.
Irwin, who shared a sweet snap of her dad, the late Steve Irwin, Tuesday, told ET last year that she wanted her brother to walk her down the aisle.
She gushed at the time, “I’m always so grateful that Robert is there, and he has been such a big part of my life and he’s always stepped up and been the one to give me a hug when I need it and encourage me forward in life.”
Animal Planet later shared a video taken on their wedding day.
“Oh my goodness, can you believe it, you’re my husband, we’re married,” Irwin said before turning to a more serious note. “Today has been enormous. Our wedding planning journey has been quite epic. We feel for everybody around the world during this current world crisis.”
“These are such challenging times we’re facing right now, but we have to band together and remember that love always wins,” she added.