Ever since her boyfriend Chandler Powell proposed, Bindi Irwin knew she wanted nothing more than for her wedding to be a celebration of family. And for the television personality and wildlife expert, that meant remembering her late father, Steve Irwin, wearing her mother’s wedding dress from 50 years ago, and having her younger brother walk her down the aisle.
But there was an unforeseen snag in her plans. Her mother’s dress didn’t fit properly. But Bindi was determined. So, the 21-year-old got creative, making sure the magic of her parents’ love and devotion to one another sparkled through on her special day.
Their Love Story
American-born Chandler Powell first met Bindi Irwin in 2003, when he was visiting Australia for a national wakeboarding competition. Taking some time off from the competition and training, young Powell decided to take a day trip to the Australian Zoo.
It was there that he first saw Bindi. She was his tour guide for the day, and the two hit it off immediately. Ever the gentleman, Chandler asked Bindi’s mother, Terri, if she would allow him to keep in touch with Bindi when he went back to the States. She said yes.