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FIRST LOOK: Bindi Irwin unveils her stunning lace wedding dress and shares more touching details from her speedy wedding to Chandler Powell

''There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now.''

By Alex Lilly
Bindi Irwin is officially a wife!
The 21-year-old wildlife warrior has shared the first photo from her quickie wedding to Chandler Powell, which took place just hours before new laws on social gatherings were rolled out in the wake of the coronavirus.
Bindi and Chandler have officially become husband and wife. (Image: Instagram @chandlerpowell)
In the stunning new snap, the new husband and wife share a kiss with Bindi confirming the wedding took place on Wednesday March 25.
Bindi's dress was a white lace gown accessorised with a matching white headband, but the daughter of Steve and Terri Irwin gave fans a sneak preview back in September.
In a snap taken at a bridal boutique, Bindi shared a close-up snap of the lacy white sleeve, dismissing all claims that she would wear her iconic khaki down the aisle.
Sealed with a kiss. (Image: Instagram @bindisueirwin)
Meanwhile, the wildlife warrior also opened up about having to change their entire wedding at the last minute.
"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," Bindi confessed in her caption.
As a result of the new crackdowns put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the wedding plans had to be changed.
"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," Bindi added before revealing more details from the big day.
"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!"
WATCH BELOW: Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell's love story. Post continues after video...
Groom Chandler also shared the same photo and his own sweet words about the special day.
"We're finally married!" he posted alongside the red heart emoji.
"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 wedding took place at their home of Australia Zoo before the new coronavirus laws kicked in. (Image: Instagram @chandlerpowell)
Bindi's younger brother Robert also shared the photo remarking that March 25 2020 is a day that " we will never forget."
"Bindi and Chandler, words cannot describe how happy and proud I am that today you started your married life and celebrated love during a difficult time for our world. And I was beyond honoured to get to walk Bindi down the aisle today."
"Even though all of your wedding plans had to change at the last minute to keep everyone safe and healthy, it truly was an emotional and beautifully spontaneous day... I know that Dad was with us, and we are all so delighted for your future as husband and wife. I love you both."
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Not only did mum Terri help her daughter get ready, but brother Robert also walked her down the aisle. (Image: Instagram @bindisueirwin)
"I said yes to the dress," Bindi captioned the post. (Image: Instagram @bindisueirwin)