Steve Irwin's wife Terri reveals in touching post that the croc hunter would wear khaki even to Bindi's wedding
Terri Irwin paid tribute to her late husband Steve Irwin while tweeting about her daughter Bindi Irwin's wedding earlier in the week.
21-year-old Bindi married Chandler Powell at the Australian Zoo in Queensland on March 25, Wednesday.
Their wedding took place only a few hours before the Australian government announced a lockdown given the coronavirus outbreak that has affected the world. The couple had earlier planned to tie the knot in a much larger ceremony on April 4.
Terri took to Twitter to share, "Remembering @RobertIrwin’s first wedding. I love that Steve and Robert both wore khaki. I know Steve would have worn khaki to Bindi & Chandler’s wedding, too. I wish he could have been there to see the most special day in his daughter’s life. We miss him so much."
Steve Irwin passed away in 2006 after being hit by a barb of stingray that pierced his heart.
Bindi took to Instagram to share the post and wrote, "Mum and Robert’s support has meant the world to me and Chandler during this special time in our lives. I had to share with you some of their kind words. I have happy tears. ❤️ This is the true meaning of family and love."
Terri also shared an adorable picture of the former 'Dancing with the Stars' winner as a young flower girl at a wedding.
"My beautiful Bindi has loved everything about weddings since she was a little girl. It seems like I just blinked my eyes and she was celebrating her own wedding with her soulmate, Chandler. I love you so much. Treasure each day of your happily ever after."
23-year-old newlywed Powell also shared a post with a photo his bride and had written, "My beautiful wife." Bindi also shared with fans that there were some special candles made for the larger wedding ceremony that got canceled, which are now on sale.
The money made from the candles will aim to raise funds for Australia Zoo which has now been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Chandler and I are thrilled to be sharing our wedding candles with you. These funds are going to help @AustraliaZoo care for the 1,200 beautiful animals that call our gardens home."
"During these challenging times, we have no guests at Australia Zoo, so your online shopping support is making a huge difference. On behalf of all of our animals, from giraffes to koalas, thank you for being Wildlife Warriors," the post continued.
We had earlier reported that the newlyweds were forced to deal with online trolls on the Internet who blamed them for rushing to "beat the ban" amid the coronavirus pandemic. Soon after the wedding, Bindi took to Instagram to confirm that in the light of the pandemic, they had decided not to invite any guests to the wedding.
"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 on social media. "This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe."
According to WHO, Australia has seen around 3,966 confirmed cases of coronavirus with 16 deaths so far. The country has amped its efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak and has stepped up on enforcing social distancing to contain community transmission.