Bindi Irwin is already ensuring her late father Steve is part of her wedding day next year with a series of loving tributes from start to finish, but it seems she’s also giving a nod to her mother Terri now too.
The daughter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ has shared a sneak peek at her wedding dress after finally settling on a stunning lace design – and it looks to have been inspired by Terri’s own gown. The mum-of-two chose a white full-length dress with intricate laced sleeves when she tied the knot with Steve on June 4, 1992.
A photo, posted by Bindi previously, showed her parents smiling happily as they cut the cake, with Terri staring down and laughing with a dramatic flower band in her curly hair. Steve looked very smart out of his signature khakis at the time, wearing a black tux and bow tie.
And while Bindi is yet to reveal her full design, the sleeves she has chosen look almost identical. The 21-year-old has shared a new photo on Instagram showing the sleeve of her chosen frock with lace detailing right down to her hand. With her huge diamond engagement ring on show in the photo, the dress above it looks classy and elegant – with more gowns lined up behind her in a suite, which many of her fans have claimed looks similar to that used on US TV series Say Yes To The Dress.
Bindi appeared to drop a further hint that she’d appeared on the show, as she captioned the photo: “I said yes to the dress.” While she’s no doubt keeping it secret from her future husband Chandler Powell, he was quick to comment on the photo: “I can’t wait,” before adding: “You’re going to be so beautiful.”
As fans rushed to compliment Bindi’s chosen look, many pointed out the background looked like the popular suite used on the TV series, Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. Meanwhile, Bindi has previously revealed that her and Chandler plan to marry at her home Australia Zoo, with her brother Robert walking her down the aisle in place of late father Steve.
“Wedding planning is in full swing for us and it has been an amazing whirlwind,” she captioned a photo of herself and Chandler together recently. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our wedding day next year at Australia Zoo. Of course the day will be filled with family, friends and lots of gorgeous animals (koala cuddles are a must)!”
The couple announced their engagement earlier this year on Bindi’s 21st birthday and she previously explained how happy she was to have Robert take on the role of walking her down the aisle, and how proud their late father Steve would have been of her brother.
“Dad, you would be so incredibly proud of Robert,” Bindi wrote alongside a gorgeous family throwback photo. “He has been such an amazing support during this beautiful 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.”
As well as paying tribute to her sibling, Bindi posted a photo from her childhood with her late dad Steve looking every bit the proud father. An adorable Bindi could be seen sticking a big thumbs up for the camera, while little Robert perched happily on his dad’s knee. Beside him knelt Terri matching in pink with her daughter.