Canadian lovebirds Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are officially husband-and-wife! ET Canada can confirm the couple tied the knot in a hotly-anticipated, romantic wedding ceremony in the south of France over the weekend.
HELLO! Canada's editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood exclusively reports the lavish nuptials took place over three days at Chateau La Napoule in Mandelieu, France. Avril wowed the 110 guests in attendance as she walked down the aisle in a black tulle Monique Lhuillier wedding gown.
“She settled on this darling dress by Monique Lhuillier and it came in blush of course, cause it's a wedding dress and Avril went to Monique and asked if she could remake it in black,” Alison tells ET Canada.
The celebration was complete with a candlelight ceremony, wild dinner, reception and a magical fireworks display.
Avril, 28, and Chad, 38, partied with their closest friends and family until the wee hours of the morning, telling HELLO! Canada: “I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests.”
The all-night soiree had a variety of dance tracks pumping out, including songs like Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” and “Sweet Home Alabama”.
Of the special day, Chad tells the magazine, “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.”
And now that Avril’s wedding planning is over, it sounds like she’s planning for a family with her new hubby. “We hope to be together forever,” Avril says. “One day down the road we’ll have a family. I look forward to growing with Chad.”
This is the first marriage for Chad and Avril’s second, since splitting from ex-husband Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 back in October 2009.
Readers can pick up the special Avril and Chad wedding edition of HELLO! Canada when it hits newsstands on Thursday, July 4.
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