Singers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have given exclusive access to their recent wedding to HELLO! magazine.
In an interview to accompany the beautiful photographs of the gothic-themed nuptials, which were held in a Chateau near Cannes, the couple describe their big day as "unforgettable".
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Nickelback frontman Chad revealed he cried when he saw his bride – clad in a black Monique Lhuillier gown – at the altar.
"I had goosebumps from head to toe and my eyes filled with tears. It's a moment I will never forget as long as I live," he said.
His new wife added, "My body was overtaken by emotion. I saw him and he was so calm and happy. He had a tear coming down and he wiped it away. I felt so good walking to him. It made me feel like a complete woman."
Explaining the wedding's dark, gothic theme, Avril told HELLO!: "I wanted it to be over the top. I'm obsessed with castles and I love French décor and Goth. I found this castle and it was perfect. I also wanted to make sure it was a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests."
For Chad, who proposed to Avril just one month into the relationship, marriage was always on the cards. "It felt like the stars had aligned. It felt like fate was intervening and I was being given this wake-up call: don't let this one get away. And I think she felt the same way and that's why I proposed in such a short time span – because we wanted to start our lives together."
To read more about Avril and Chad's wedding, including details of the bridal gown, the guests and their first dance, pick up the latest issue of HELLO! magazine, 1285.
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