Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin, has just written a beautiful note to her late father as she begins planning her wedding. She recently got engaged to long-time partner Chandler Powell. Bindi also reveals that her brother, Robert, will be walking her down the aisle, taking on the role that their dad would have had.
Additionally, for the father-daughter dance at the reception, her mom will be taking on that role. Essentially, she’ll be using her most-loved family members to honor her late father, which is absolutely beautiful.
The touching note to her late father
You’d be so proud of Robert. He’s been such an amazing support during this new life chapter.
I know you’d be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle. I wish you could be here for these moments, but I know that your spirit lives on in us ❤️ pic.twitter.com/6TGHUU9MxH
— Bindi Irwin (@BindiIrwin) August 2, 2019
“Dad, You’d be so proud of Robert. He’s been such an amazing support during this new life chapter,” Bindi says in her message. “I know you’d be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle. I wish you could be here for these moments, but I know that your spirit lives on in us.”
Included in the post are two photos. One is of the whole family back in the day, and the other is a recent photo from the proposal.
Bindi explains in the interview that she’s thought about this day since she was a little girl. She also says that she wants her younger brother, Robert Irwin, to walk her down the aisle (which would have been Steve’s role).
“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 says about her brother. “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.”
Bindi’s mom will also play a huge role
“I think that’s what dad would have wanted as well,” Bindi adds. For the father-daughter dance that takes place during the reception, she says her mom Terri will take that role.
“I think, if I was going to do a dance, it would be with my mom,” she confirms. “My mom and I are so close. She’s my pillar of strength in life and I love her beyond description… 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.”
Steve Irwin’s daughter speaks to Australian Women’s Weekly back in 2017 about her late father and what he would’ve thought about Chandler. It definitely seems as though Australia Zoo was a very fitting place to celebrate their love. This is because Steve would have loved Chandler, according to Bindi.
“I believe there’s always someone for everyone and when you find that one… as we have found each other, it’s a real blessing and a privilege,” she says. “We all think Dad would have loved Chandler.”
We are all so excited to see what great things await this happy couple!