Congrats to ChAvril! The two love birds got married yesterday (July 1) in the South of France after a year-long engagement. Previous reports said that the couple wed on June 29, but Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne actually tied the knot on July 1 after a weekend full of festivities.

So why did the two musicians choose to wed on Monday, July 1? It has a few special meanings to them! Not only is it Canada Day, but it's also the date they starting seeing each other. Everyone together now -- awww! Chad told People Magazine, "We met while recording music in March. But we started dating July 1, so I'll let the math speak for itself there. 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."

The actual wedding sounded like a wild fairy tale. A source told US Weekly, "It was a wild, all-night party with drinking, dancing, incredible food and lots of laughter and tears of happiness." Sources also report that the reception that included about 50 guests lasted until 6AM on Tuesday (July 2) morning -- they know how to party!

Their reception sounded quite over the top, a source elaborated, "Avril and Chad had glasses of wine in their hands and were kissing as fireworks popped overhead and sparkled down. It was a magical moment and everyone was overwhelmed!" Sounds like quite the scene to take in!

Mazel tov to the new couple!

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