Wedding News: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger married in a romantic ceremony in the south of France at Chateau La Napoule in Mandelieu. The couple tied the knot on July 1 after a few days of festivities with best pals and family. Avril and Chad kicked off celebrations with a rehearsal dinner on Saturday.
According to the sources – the “Goodbye Lullaby” singer tied the knot with her rocker fiance Chad Kroeger. The couple swapped vows in front of about 50 guests of family members and friends. They followed up the ceremony with a reception and dinner that lasted until wee hours. It included a firework display on the Mediterranean.
“Avril and Chad had glasses of wine in their hands and were kissing as fireworks popped overhead and sparkled down,” a guest told. They danced to a variety of songs ranging from the classic “Sweet Home Alabama” to Bruno Mars’ “Marry You.” “It was a wild, all-night party with drinking, dancing, incredible food and lots of laughter and tears of happiness,” another insider tells. A different source nods, “It was a magical moment and everyone was overwhelmed!”
The couple chose July 1 as their special day not only to mark their one year of being together but also to pay homage to their native country which happened to celebrate Canada Day. It’s his first nuptial and her second. She was formerly married to Sum 41’s frontman Deryck Whibley. They split after three years of marriage.
Lavigne, 28-year-old, and Kroeger, 38-year-old, were mistakenly reported getting married this past weekend. The wedding speculation came to surface after celebrity marketing guru Mike Heller tweeted Saturday.