Chandler Powell reportedly surprised his new wife, Bindi Irwin, with a honeymoon picnic amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, and she couldn’t be more pleased with the occurrence.
For most newlyweds, the joy of going on an extravagant honeymoon is usually the icing on the cake of festivities.
Chandler Powell and TV personality Bindi Irwin at the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on May 21, 2016 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images
That, however, wasn’t the case for Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell, who got married during the time that the novel coronavirus overtook the world.
Bindi revealed that she and her man planned to get married in the Africa Savannah at the Australia Zoo as a tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin.
In fact, Us Weekly reported that the couple ended up spending their honeymoon period, figuring out how to take care of the zoo team and their animals.
After several weeks of being in lockdown and caring for their staff and animals, Chandler took it upon himself to do something nice for his new bride.
That cute thing turned out to be a sweet honeymoon picnic that took place within the Australia Zoo and featured some champagne, pillows and a blanket. The sweet gesture made Bindi emotional as well as surprised her as Fox News claimed that she said:
“When Chandler surprised me with a picnic in the place we were supposed to get married … I was overcome with emotion.”
According to the outlet, the details of what transpired at the picnic were highlighted in a clip for the upcoming Animal Planet special, “Crikey! It’s the Irwin’s: Life in Lockdown.”
The show comes just a few months after Country Living divulged that “Crikey! It's the Irwins'” provided fans with a behind-the-scenes look at the events before Bindi and Chandler’s wedding.
During the episode’s run, Bindi revealed that she and her man planned to get married in the Africa Savannah at the Australia Zoo as a tribute to her late father, Steve Irwin. Explaining the rationale behind that move, the “Bindi’s Bootcamp” host stated:
“His goal was to open up this extraordinary area with African animals all roaming together, and our ceremony will take place with that right behind us.”
Fox News recalled that Steve, who was famously referred to as “The Crocodile Hunter,” died after a stingray attacked him while he was shooting off the Great Barrier Reef in September 2006.
The zookeeper, wildlife expert, and TV personality was aged 44 as at the time of his death. Steve’s children, Bindi and Robert Clarence Irwin have continued to represent their father through their works at the Australia Zoo.