Avril Lavigne – or should we say Mrs. Chad Kroeger – officially walked down the aisle yesterday to marry the 28-year-old Nickleback frontman. "Yes, they're married," an insider confirmed to Us Weekly after rumors speculated the couple had secretly tied the knot over the weekend. But the pair from the Great White North waited until their beloved “Canada Day” rolled around to unify their love.
It was a magical Monday as nearly 50 guests, including close friends and family, gathered at the Chateau La Napoule near Cannes to watch the rock and roll duo say “I do.” And according to wedding planner Mindy Weiss’ Instagram we think “magical” is the right word to set the scene of this destination wedding. Weiss snapped a picture of the breathtaking sunset that turned the crystal-clear waters of Cannes into a pool of mystical magenta waves.
But don’t let the serenity of that picture fool you. Lavigne confessed that planning her wedding to Kroeger in France was harder than it seemed. “It's a lot and I just want to make sure I really enjoy this amazing time. I want all the guests who come to have this once in a lifetime experience and I want everyone to say 'Wow!' and for it to be special for everyone, not just us."
Guests of Lavigne and Kroeger reportedly stayed up partying until six in the morning to tunes that consisted of Bruno Mars’ “Marry You” and the country anthem “Sweet Home Alabama.” "It was a wild, all-night party with drinking, dancing, incredible food and lots of laughter and tears of happiness," a source said. Although the wedding reception was fit for a rock n’ roll King and Queen, the two did have some very sentimental moments throughout the memorable night.
"Avril and Chad had glasses of wine in their hands and were kissing as fireworks popped overhead and sparkled down," one guest revealed. "It was a magical moment and everyone was overwhelmed!”
Soon the rest of the world will be able to take part in union of the two artists as Lavigne and Kroeger release their collaborative single, which also served as their wedding song. Are you excited for Mr. and Mrs. Chad Kroeger to debut their newest single together?