Bindi Irwin slams paparazzi for ruining her dream wedding

Bindi Irwin took to Instagram on May 30 to call out the paparazzi for ruining her wedding.

Though Bindi and her now-husband Chandler Powell were forced to have a much more intimate ceremony on March 25 in light of the global pandemic, they “worked with local businesses to make it happen.”

“We decided not to have wedding guests due to the global crisis for everyone’s health and safety. Our family and friends couldn’t be there to celebrate with us,” Bindi explained on Instagram. “However, they all encouraged us to continue on and get married. From their love and support, we felt love win … Everything from the cake to the flowers were different.”

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This moment. My favourite wedding day photograph. This isn’t the fairytale image capturing the ‘perfect’ wedding day feeling. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This picture was taken after we had to change our entire wedding. We decided not to have wedding guests due to the global crisis for everyone’s health and safety. Our family and friends couldn’t be there to celebrate with us. However, they all encouraged us to continue on and get married. From their love and support, we felt love win. We changed our wedding date the night before we got married but we were determined to let love win. Everything from the cake to the flowers were different. Thankfully, we worked with local businesses to make it happen. They helped love win. On our wedding day we were finally about to get married and the paparazzi flew over us in a helicopter scaring our wildlife. We had to leave our stunning wedding venue on the African Savannah for their safety. I said goodbye to the place I had dreamed of getting married for so many years. At that moment I remembered the filming barn where I’d spent much of my life with my family working on Crocodile Hunter and Bindi The Jungle Girl. I knew we could make it work and our zoo crew helped us to move everything inside. I watched love win. I was there in my wedding dress, husband-to-be by my side, moving tables and flowers and trying to make our day finally become a reality. At one point I sat on a chair in the corner doing my best not to think about how overwhelming things seemed. I missed the people who couldn’t be there, my dad, Chandler’s family, our dear friends, my family. Chandler stopped what he was doing and sat next to me. I asked him to list me happy things. He proceeded to remind me that love ALWAYS wins. That’s when this picture was taken. Despite everything, we got married and I’ll forever be grateful. Sure, things weren’t perfect but that’s life. Life is messy and beautiful and meant to be felt. We were overcoming great obstacles to prove that unconditional love is the most important foundation. Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom. ❤️

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After all that hard work though, Bindi said that the paparazzi flying around in helicopters scared the wildlife and forced the couple to move the wedding to a nearby barn.

“On our wedding day we were finally about to get married and the paparazzi flew over us in a helicopter scaring our wildlife,” she explained. “We had to leave our stunning wedding venue on the African Savannah for their safety.”

Thankfully, the nearby filming barn held some significance to Bindi, seeing as it’s where she had “spent much of [her] time with [her] family working on ‘Crocodile Hunter’ and ‘Bindi the Jungle Girl.'”

“Sure, things weren’t perfect but that’s life,” Bindi said. “Life is messy and beautiful and meant to be felt. We were overcoming great obstacles to prove that unconditional love is the most important foundation. Our wedding day wasn’t what we planned but it was an extraordinary starting point for our marriage to bloom.”

Find out how Bindi Irwin honored her late father Steve Irwin at her impromptu wedding.

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