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Lavigne, Kroeger marry in France

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have remained patriotic to their home country by marrying on Canada Day.

The 28-year-old Here's To Never Growing Up singer and the Nickelback frontman, who started dating on Canada Day on July 1, 2012, tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in the south of France, reported E! News.

They were watched by around 50 guests at Chateau La Napoule in Mandelieu, near Cannes.

A source said: "It was certainly a rock and roll wedding. They've been partying for the past four days straight with a final wedding party brunch today before they go off on their honeymoon. Everyone's had the best time, and Avril and Chad are thrilled it's all gone so well."

The couple's three-day wedding celebration kicked off on June 29 in Cannes with a rehearsal dinner, sparking speculation that the wedding took place over the weekend.

"Avril picked Cannes because she's spent significant time in Paris in the past few years and summered in places like St Tropez. She's very immersed in French food, ambiance and culture. It's her favourite place to be," the insider added.

Chad - who proposed in August - previously revealed why July 1 is such an important date to the couple.

He told People: "We met while recording music in March. But we started dating July 1... We think it's very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day. We can't wait to start our life together. We're very happy."

This is the second marriage for Avril, who was wed to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley for three years before their divorce in 2009. It is Chad's first marriage.

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