Our nation’s pride, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, were married in the South of France the other day. HELLO! Canada has the exclusive photos.

As you can see, Avril wore black. A black wedding dress. With a black bouquet. And a LOT of black eyeliner. I can get with a lot of black eyeliner. I like the smudged look. But this… this is too low. This goes down too far. It’s no longer eyeliner here. It’s shade. The hairpiece is good though. And I’ve seen worse extensions. I have no idea however who the dude is beside her. Why does his face look so different?

The wedding happened at the Chateau de la Napoule which is about a 15 minute drive outside the centre of Cannes. We were there! Laura, Dylan, and I were there at a Grey Goose Cannes Film Festival party a few years ago. Two years in a row, I think. The first year my arm was broken. The second year I bailed on the bathroom line to go talk to Taylor Kitsch. It’s a stunning venue with torches lining the main walkway and a view at the back made even more magnificent by the fact that you’re enjoying it while standing on a turret.

Aaaaaand… that’s where God joined Chavril together, let no man put asunder.

As Laura, hilariously, wrote to me yesterday:

“The Chateau de la Napoule has been soiled. How dare they taint my memories of that place!”

True. And now, every time you look at this it’s the first thought that will come to mind. It’s where Avril Lavigne became Chad Kroeger’s wife. This is our economy now. Heritage sites need money too.

More photos are in the magazine. HELLO! Canada is on newsstands tomorrow.