Avril Lavigne Opens up About ‘Over the Top’ Gothic-Themed Wedding


It was a perfect week for Canadian star Avril Lavigne to have her wedding.

In honor of both Canada Day and her July 1 wedding to Chad Kroeger, she threw a three-day celebration in the South of France near Cannes.

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The 28-year-old star explained to Hello magazine, “I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests.”

Hello magazine

Hello magazine

The “crazy vacation” spot Avril chose to tie the knot at was the lovely Chateau de la Napoule medieval castle.  “I wanted it to be over the top,” she added. “I’m obsessed with castles and I love French décor and goth. I found this castle in France and we visited it and it was perfect.”

To match her Gothic-themed wedding, the Canadian star sported a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown down the aisle.

Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger Wed in South of France

Her new husband, the frontman for the band Nickleback, also opened up to Hello. “When you’ve got that ring on your finger that you get to look at every single day, and you get to call that other person husband or wife, it’s a really special feeling,” he gushed. No wonder why he gave Avril an impressive 14-carat diamond ring last August when he proposed!

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The musical couple exchanged their vows before 110 guests surrounded by picturesque candlelight. Her 38-year-old husband contributed to Avril’s upcoming album, and hit single Here’s To Never Growing Up … who knows what other projects he’ll inspire her to do, but we can’t wait!