AVRIL & CHAD
Maintaining her wild-child image even as a bride, Avril Lavigne rocked a black tulle Monique Lhuillier gown and carried black roses when she tied the knot with Nickelback's Chad Kroeger in a 14th-century French château on July 1. The date held particular significance to the Canadian duo: It was the anniversary of their first date the year before, as well as their country's birthday. Kroeger said it was "very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day," then added, "We can't wait to start our life together. We're very happy."