Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger get married on Canada Day in France
Raccoon-eyed popster Avril Lavigne found an easy way to remember her anniversary with new husband, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger -- she got married on Canada Day. That's July 1 for us Yanks. She made the party three days long, just for good measure.
"I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests," the 28-year-old singer told Hello!, recounting her event wedding at Chateau de la Napoule in southern France. "I wanted it to be over the top. 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."
The Canucks got hitched in front of 110 friends and family, sealing the deal after Kroeger, 38, gave her a 14-carat engagement ring last August. They'd dated since Feb. 2012. We do have to note the whole thing had a Gothic theme, and the bride wore a black Monique Lhullier gown, so there was probably a real Dracula vibe going on. But, y'know, a French Dracula.