Shannen Findlay

Relationships

The beautiful ways Bindi Irwin will honour dad Steve Irwin on her wedding day

Bindi Irwin is set to wed Chandler Powell next year at Australia Zoo and now Bindi Irwin has revealed she will honour her late father, the iconic Steve Irwin, at the ceremony. 

The conservationist and animal expert has been carrying out the Crocodile hunter’s legacy since he passed away in 2006 alongside her family, revealed that her brother and mother will become an important part of the special day. 

“I really want to include Dad on the day and make sure that he is with us in some way,” Bindi told People.

“Just little bits of Dad that will make it feel like he’s there with us.”

Bindi says her and Chandler will hold a candle lighting ceremony for Steve. 

“So we’ll be able to all get up as a little family and light a candle in his honour and share a few words on what an amazing dad he was and still is.”

Bindi announced her engagement to Chandler on her 21st birthday in July, after the couple had been dating for over six years. 

Steve irwin passed away on the documentary series Ocean’s Deadliest when he was attacked by a stingray off the coast of the Great Barrier Reef on September 4, 2006. He was 44. 

“Out of everyone in our family, Dad would always get the most emotional out of everyone,” Bindi said. 

“We’re all very emotional people, but Dad, anytime we would achieve anything as kids, he would just start crying. 

“I remember the first time I ever filmed with little ants on camera, I was telling the camera that these little ants are so important to protect and he just started crying.”

“It was really special that he was the one that was so excited about the big moments in our lives and there isn’t a bigger moment that I can think of than getting married to Chandler,” she added. 

“It’s going to be a really special day.”