Avril Lavigne: In Her Own Words

AUDIO GALLERY: The "Girlfriend" singer talks about her big moments, from her wedding to the Grammys and high school

  • MONTECITO, CALIF., 2006 photo | Avril Lavigne, Deryck Whibley

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Updated: Friday Apr 13, 2007 | 09:20 AM EDT

MONTECITO, CALIF., 2006

With helicopters and paparazzi buzzing, Lavigne, 22, says she was "pretty nervous and antsy" on her wedding day July 15, but it was the classic affair she had wanted – down to her Vera Wang gown. "That was the big 10-lb. dress that I could barely walk in," says Lavigne (with her husband, Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley). Click below to hear more about the ceremony and "rock and roll" reception.