Bindi Irwin shares wedding photo from no-guest ceremony during coronavirus pandemic

Bindi Irwin, daughter of Aussie TV icon Steve Irwin, has shared a photo from her wedding day which was drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The 21-year-old wildlife conservationist and her new husband Chandler Powell, a professional wakeboarder, were forced to abandon most of their plans and have no guests at the ceremony, which took place at Australia Zoo. 

According to the Daily Mail, Prime Minister Scott Morrison enforced new rules around weddings just hours before Irwin and Powell were set to get married. 

The new restrictions meant only five people could be in attendance, including the couple, the celebrant and the witnesses. 

"We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend," Irwin wrote alongside a snap of the couple on Instagram. 

"There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now.

"We've planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn't have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe," she continued. 

"We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however, it's lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos. Right now we're encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history." 

Irwin said her mother Terri helped her get ready and her brother Robert walked her down the aisle. 

"Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad's memory.

"We shared tears and smiles and love." 

Irwin said because her family all live together at Australia Zoo, they were able to "be there for each other". 

She encouraged her fans on social media to stay safe and practice social distancing.