The first pictures of Avril Lavigne's wedding to Nickleback front man Chad Kroeger have revealed the punk singer walked down the aisle in a black wedding dress.
Appearing on the cover of Canada's Hello! Magazine, the Complicated singer is wearing a strapless, sweetheart tulle gown, reportedly custom designed by Monique Lhuillier. Avril teamed her gothic gown with a black bouquet of roses, a diamond headband and her trademark smudged up eyeliner.
The king and queen of Canadian rock (move over Bryan Adams, you had your chance) wed on July 1, which just so happened to be Canada Day. Speaking to People back in September, Kroeger said, 'We think it's very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day..We can't wait to start our life together. We're very happy.'
The couple said 'I do' in a 14th century castle in the South of France on Monday after four days of celebrations leading up to the big day.
The singer's black gown choice is in stark contrast to her very traditional wedding to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley back in 2006, where Avril wore a white princess gown with a long train and veil, while her bridesmaids wore pink.
At the time, she told Jane magazine, 'I wanted to be like, 'Oh, let's totally have a rock 'n' roll, goth wedding. But at the same time I was like, 'I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.' I wanted to be a princess, okay?'
She continued, 'People thought I would have done, like, some black wedding dress, and yeah, I would have. But at the same time I was thinking about our pictures...I didn't want to be, like, 20 years later, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that? It's not cool now.'
Seems this time round Avril decided to stay true to her image and go all out rock 'n' roll. Fair play we say.
Hello! reports the pair enjoyed an intimate candlelight ceremony in front of 110 of their closest friends and family. Speaking to the mag, the happy bride said, 'I wanted to make sure it's a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests.'
Lavigne is the second celeb to marry in black in as many months, with 90210's Shenae Grimes rocking a Vera Wang black gown for her wedding to musician boyfriend Josh Beech in May.
When Vera Wang brought out her Fall 2012 collection of black wedding dresses, we all said she was crazy - surely this was a trend that would never catch on? How wrong we were. Never again shall we question Vera. What do you think to the trend?
HELLO! Canada is available on iPad and iPhone, and the issue will be available on UK news stands from 8 July 2013.
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