First Photo: Avril Lavigne’s Black Wedding Dress

Jul 3, 2013 6:34pm
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(Photo credit: Hello! Magazine)

Who says the bride has to wear a white dress? Definitely not Avril Lavigne.

The “Complicated” singer married Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger on Monday wearing a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown, carrying a bouquet of black roses and sporting a silver headpiece as seen on the cover of the latest Hello! Magazine.

More details about Lavigne’s lavish French wedding

Kroeger matched his punk rocker princess, also wearing all black.

The two were married in the south of France, capping off a three-day celebration for more than 100 of their loved ones.

“I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests,” Lavigne, 28, told Hello!

The couple, who are both Canadian, chose July 1 – Canada Day – as their special day because it marks a year of dating.

“It felt like fate was intervening,” Kroeger said of meeting Lavigne after working on her fifth studio album, “Here’s to Never Growing Up.” “I was being given this wake-up call: Don’t let this one get away.”

Six months later, he proposed.

For the big day, which took place at Chateau de Napoule, a medieval castle near Cannes, Lavigne admitted she planned most of the wedding herself.

“We hope to be together forever,” the bride said. “One day down the road we’ll have this family. I look forward to growing with Chad.”

This is Kroeger’s first marriage and the second for Lavigne, who was married to Sum 41′s Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2009.

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