All the details of Bindi Irwin's upcoming wedding at the Australia Zoo originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Crikey! Bindi Irwin is officially in wedding planning mode as the 21-year-old gets ready to tie the knot with her 22-year-old fiancé Chandler Powell.
The wedding will take place at the Australia Zoo, a special spot for the couple.
“It’s where we met, it’s where we got engaged, it only makes sense to have it at the Australia Zoo,” Powell said.
The wedding ceremony will be a little more – wild -- than traditional nuptials. The couple says there will be “lots and lots” of animals around during the ceremony and that Irwin will even walk down the aisle holding a koala.
“We may be setting some new trends for weddings from here on out,” Irwin joked.
When it comes to planning, Powell says Irwin is super organized, comparing her wedding planning style to a popular “Parks and Recreation” character.
“Bindi is 100% Lesley Knope. She has colored-coded binders, she has itineraries for all of us, it makes my job easy,” Powell said.
And while Irwin admits she has been on top of it, she says she left one important detail until the last minute – her dress. Thankfully, she was able to check it off her list this weekend in New York City, with her mom by her side.
“I left my dress until the last minute but I’m really excited about it,” Irwin said. “It’s really special. I love it so much because it kind of mimics my mom’s beautiful dress so I found something that paid tribute to her beautiful wedding dress and I’m thrilled.”
Irwin says season two of “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” will show her and Powell’s engagement. She says fans will also get to see the couple release a koala back into the wild together to commemorate their engagement -- a moment the couple called “really special.”
When it’s all said and done, the couple says they both feel “lucky” to have found their “person in life.”
“That’s what makes a relationship so wonderful,” Irwin said. “You have to marry your best friend.”