Even in light of recent events regarding the pandemic, with doctors and health officers recommending social distancing and self-isolation all over the world and some countries even going for some harsher measures and banning all social activities and gatherings, large weddings included, there are some silver linings.

The late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s daughter just shared the first photo from her wedding that took place at her parents’ zoo on the 25th of March, along with a heartwarming message, just hours before Australia went into lockdown. Turns out, she and her now-husband Chandler Powell decided to have a wedding with no guests, since they were worried about everyone’s safety.

Bindi Irwin got married to Chandler Powell on the 25th of March, 2020, in a small ceremony with no guests

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The late Steve Irwin’s daughter Bindi just got married to her fiance Chandler Powell in a small ceremony at the family’s zoo in Queensland just hours before Australia went into lockdown for the upcoming six months and banned large weddings from happening in an attempt to stop the coronavirus from spreading so rapidly.

She shared a heartfelt message along with the photo

The ceremony took place at a very special place for the couple—Bindi’s parents’ zoo that both Bindi and Chandler work in

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Bindi posted the first picture from the wedding on her social media, explaining that the ceremony was held without any guests. “We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding,” she wrote. “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.”

The couple had planned their wedding for almost a year, but changed everything and decided to have a ceremony with no guests due to the coronavirus pandemic

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“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 wrote.

Bindi explained their decision, saying: “We’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history”

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People were happy about the news and took to social media to congratulate the newlyweds

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