Avril: Family met at wedding

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne and her husband’s family didn’t know each other before their wedding.

The Canadian singer married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in a gothic ceremony near Cannes in the south of France last month.

Avril’s relatives had never met any of Chad’s before the ceremony.

“The best part about the wedding for me was having all of our family together,” she told ET Online.

“Our families got to meet for the first time and that was definitely the best part.”

The honeymoon phase is going strong for the couple, as Avril has never been more in love.

The star and her spouse can’t keep away from each other for too long.

“He is my best friend,” Avril gushed. “I spend all my time with him.”

The 28-year-old star wore a black Monique Lhuillier dress as she walked down the aisle and she carried a bouquet of black roses while wearing dark make-up.

Avril spoke previously about how excited she was to have an untraditional wedding.

“I wanted it to be over the top. I’m obsessed with castles and I love French decor and Goth. I found this castle and it was perfect,” she told Hello! magazine.

Chad and Avril started dating on July 1 2012 and married exactly a year later, on Canada Day.

She has been married once before, to Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley.

Avril is set to release her second single Rock N Roll from her fifth studio album next week.

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