Bindi Irwin, 21, and Chandler Powell, 24, have shared the first pictures of them kissing as man and wife - just hours before a shutdown on weddings was enforced by the Australian government amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Bindi wrote: "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!"
Bindi marries Chandler
Chandler wrote: "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."
The government's new laws restrict the number of guests at a wedding to five, and all guests must be 1.5 metres apart, for the foreseeable future.
American, Chandler proposed to Bindi on her 21st birthday in 2019, after a six-year courtship.
Bindi Irwin exits a vehicle surrounded by umbrellas.
A photographer waits to capture the blushing bride.
"She said YES! Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo," he shared on Instagram at the time. "I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light.
"Proposing in her very favourite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday."