See Avril Lavigne’s Black — Yes, Black! — Wedding Dress

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omg! Celeb News
July 3, 2013

Avril Lavigne said Chad Kroeger let her "take the reins" when it came to planning their wedding and she turned it into a true rock 'n' roll celebration … complete with a black dress.

The "Here's to Never Growing Up" singer went the nontraditional route for her second trip up the aisle, donning a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown for her July 1 wedding to the Nickelback singer in the South of France. It was strapless and featured a full, but not princess-like, bottom.

The 28-year-old's long hair, which was loosely curled, cascaded down her back, and she had on light-catching jeweled crown-type headpiece. It seemed fitting as the wedding took place at Chateau de la Napoule, a medieval castle near Cannes. So she still had a true princess moment.

Kroeger matched his bride in black. In the photographs taken outside their wedding venue — as they watched a fireworks on a balcony — he wore a suit in the dark hue and the same color button-down shirt.

The wedding was an all-night party fit for rock stars, as we detailed here, with dinner not being served until 1:30 a.m., the cake cutting at 3:30 a.m, and guests partying until 6 a.m. However, Hello! magazine reports that the candlelight ceremony was "emotional and intimate" for the couple and their 110 guests.

"I wanted to make sure it’s a crazy vacation and an experience of a lifetime for our guests," the bride told the magazine.

The punk princess's wedding look was a stark contrast from her first wedding. Just 21 when she married Deryck Whibley in 2006, she wore a very traditional, classic dress — a white strapless Vera Wang with a sweetheart neck and long train. She also had a long veil.

However, as any wedding expert can tell you, brides tend to go in a different direction for a second wedding. In this case, Lavigne went a little wild ... and perhaps a more true to her personal style.

As for her decision to wear black, we've seen a lot more of the color since Vera Wang debuted a line of dresses in that shade at a runway show in 2011. Former "90210" actress Shenae Grimes wore a black and blush dress from the designer when she married Josh Beech in May.

"No one has to wear white down the aisle anymore — and certainly not for a second wedding,” wedding expert Harmony Walton, the creator and founder of Bridal Bar, told omg! recently — and she's right. Just take a look at all these other celebrity brides, like Lavigne, who ditched the classic white dress on their big day:

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