Bindi Irwin married her partner Chandler Powell on March 25th in a secret, intimate wedding at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, which has been owned by the Irwin family since the 1970s and was famously run by her father Steve until his tragic death in 2006. Only Bindi’s mum Terri and her brother Robert were present. She shared the news of her nuptials with her 3.4 million followers on Instagram.
“We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are not 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 the wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all our friends and family could have been there with us, however it’s lovely that we were 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.”
Bindi and Chandler were to be married on April 4th in a much larger celebration. When they heard the government would be enforcing a ban on events consisting of no more than five people (and this too has just happened in several provinces across Canada), they rethought their wedding equation and quickly put a plan into play to still have their wedding but on a much different scale.
We know the coronavirus pandemic has completely disrupted the wedding space and so many of you are impacted by this. We know many of you are unable to have the event you had originally planned, leaving you scrambling to figure out next steps. Bindi’s is a feel-good story of turning a positive into a negative in a time when having your utmost nearest and dearest closest to you is key. Rethinking your wedding day on an extremely intimate scale may just be the answer to putting some of your current wedding stress to rest.
I personally had just the type of wedding Bindi did. A secret, intimate wedding, with just my parents present. Our wedding was on a scale of of our own choosing (I was married in 2009), totally reflective of us as a couple. There is something incredibly romantic and magical about this style of celebration—you can read more here. It may have you rethinking the type of 2020 wedding to have.