After the news about Bindi Irwin's engagement with her boyfriend Chandler Powell, she revealed, "it’ll be really important that Robert walks me down the aisle."
Bindi Irwin is gearing up for her wedding after getting engaged to her long-time boyfriend Chandler Powell just last week. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 21-year-old conservationist and television personality revealed an important role her brother Robert is set to play on her special day. To honor the memory of her late father, Bindi wants her younger brother to walk her down the aisle. Speaking to the outlet she said, "I think that for me, it’ll be really important that Robert walks me down the aisle."
"That’s something that I really want to do," she added. In addition to this revelation, Bindi further shared the strong bond both siblings share with each other. "I’m always so grateful that Robert is there, and he has been such a big part of my life and he’s always stepped up and been the one to give me a hug when I need it and encourage me forward in life," she said. "So he will definitely be the one to walk me down the aisle when the time comes, and I think that will make it really special."
"And I think that’s what dad would have wanted as well." the bride-to-be continued. When asked who she will be sharing the touching father-daughter dance with at the wedding, she simply revealed that it would be none other than her lovely mom Terri Irwin. Bindi said, "I think, if I was going to do a dance, it would be with my mom. My mom and I are so close. She’s my pillar of strength in life and I love her beyond description." Summing up the whole event plan, she said, "So I think, when the time comes, Robert will walk me down the aisle, [Chandler and I] will have our wonderful moment and I’ll have my dance with mom."
"I think that would be wonderful," she continued. And we are sure it will be the most amazing wedding day ever! Asking Robert to walk her down the aisle should not come as a surprise as prior to this announcement, the 15-year-old shouldered some significant responsibilities during the couple's engagement. He had been working alongside his future brother-in-law, and when Powell proposed to his beautiful Bindi, Robert did his part by secretly capturing the wonderful and unforgettable moment that the pair shared. Sharing this news, the future bride posted an Instagram post on Wednesday, July 24.
The post read: The most beautiful surprise. Chandler and Robert worked together to capture the moment I said ‘YES’. We were in the gardens of Australia Zoo and it was beyond perfect. I never even knew Robert was there photographing and I’ll always be grateful to have these special memories of the most amazing day of my life. To this Robert responded with a comment with matched his sister's excitement. He wrote below the string of pictures: I was so very happy to capture this beautiful moment!!! Love you guys. Sharing the same images on his Instagram account, the proud brother wrote: I’ve photographed some pretty cool stuff in my time... nothing comes close to this. I was so happy and thankful that @chandlerpowell asked me to secretively document the moment that @bindisueirwin said yes! One of the most special times ever 😊
To this Powell responded with a comment that read: Thanks for making this moment even more special. As for Bindi, she could not help but expresses her gratitude for her brother's sweet gesture. Words will never be able to describe how grateful I am that you captured this moment❤️, read the comment. Last week, Bindi shared how the couple first met at the Australian Zoo in November 2013 when Bindi was giving tours. And after dating for nearly six years, her fiancé popped the question on her birthday.
Sharing these details on Twitter she wrote: On my birthday I said ‘yes’ & ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you & every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure & true happiness. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose & unconditional love. The bride to be also told PEOPLE, "I am overjoyed to be sharing the news that Chandler and I are engaged! This has been the most special day celebrating my 21st birthday." The 21-year-old further added, "I’ve met my soulmate and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with Chandler. We’ve been together for nearly 6 years now and he’s my happily ever after."