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Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger marry goth-style in south of France

By Christie DZurilla

7:49 PM EDT, July 2, 2013

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Rockers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are married after tying the knot Monday at an estate in the south of France.

And the bride wore black.

"I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests,” said Lavigne, 28, speaking with Hello magazine. About 110 guests attended the candlelight, Gothic-themed ceremony at the Chateau de la Napoule medieval castle near Cannes, People said. Lavigne walked down the aisle in a black tulle Monique Lhuillier number.

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Three days of celebration kicked off Saturday with a rehearsal dinner, according to E! News. "We want it to be unique and special and we it to be a very big event but at the same time it's small and it's just close friends and close family," Lavigne told E! last month. The early start to the fun fueled some rumors over the weekend that the two Canadians had already wed, but they were saving it for Canada Day on Monday.

Kroeger, 38, the frontman for Nickelback, met Lavigne last year while she was recording her fifth album, Hello said. They got engaged last August after four weeks of dating.

"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," he told the mag recently. 

Lavigne, meanwhile, said, "We hope to be together forever," and could see a day when they'd have a family together. 

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