The beautiful meaning behind Bindi Irwin's wedding dress

The beautiful meaning behind Bindi Irwin’s wedding dress

Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell said ‘I do’ in a private ceremony at the Australia Zoo on March 25, attended only by her mother, brother and Steve’s best man. While their big day featured a special tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin, there was another special tribute to her mother, Terri.

Bindi Irwin’s wedding dress was designed to mimic the one her mother wore to marry Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin.

“I wanted something very similar because I’ve admired [my mom’s] dress since I was tiny,” Bindi told People Magazine. “When I was about 12 years old, I put on mum’s wedding dress and it was a really, really special… it’s over 50 years old because it’s been in the family for that long.”

As the original dress did not fit her and was too old to be altered, the next best solution was to have a new one designed in its image.

The second she saw the dress, Bindi knew it was the one.

“It was just perfect, I said, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s the dress,’ and we all started crying again.”

The dresses sunflower lace print sleeves also reminded Bindi of her father.

“When we would go on projects and drives together, we’d often drive through these huge sunflower fields in the middle of nowhere and we always stopped to take them in,” she explains. “[The dress] was really special and beautiful.”

Feature image: Instagram / Bindi Irwin

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