Bindi Irwin marries in secret lavish wedding hours before coronavirus lockdown - details

The wedding was filmed live on Wednesday afternoon. Image 9 News  Instagram

Aerial footage taken by 7 News of the reported Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell wedding.

It's understood Bindi has brought her special day forward in a bid to beat the new restrictions for weddings, which come into place at midnight tonight.

A date for the wedding had not been publicly shared, but it was long-confirmed Bindi and Chandler would tie the knot at the Beerwah tourist attraction and conservation park.

9News photos show Bindi emerging from a vehicle, while wearing a white gown.

Last night Scott Morrison announced in response to the coronavirus crisis, weddings would be restricted to five people; the couple getting married, their witnesses and the celebrant.

"I am so very happy, and I know Steve would be too", she said of her husband, who tragically died in 2006.

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.


Just yesterday, the 21-year-old hinted at the upcoming nuptials by posting a photo of the Crocodile Hunter, saying "Thank you for being my guiding light".

She wrote on Instagram: "We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend".

"Chandler, close to six years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness", Bindi wrote in a social media post when the couple got engaged. Here's to a lifetime of friendship, goal and unconditional love.

Chandler, 22, also shared the news on his Instagram, revealing he proposed at the place they first met - Australia Zoo.

Video gave a fleeting glimpse of a wedding dress from under a huddle of umbrellas at the family's Australia Zoo in northeastern Queensland state and an outdoor area surrounded by flower arches and palm trees, Australian Broadcasting Corp said. 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 ideal way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives".

"I believe the people we love always are".

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