Avril Lavigne Kicks Tradition to the Curb in Never-Before-Seen Wedding Photo

avril lavigneWhy does everyone have to go and make things so complicated? For some women, wearing billows of white satin and lace on their wedding day is the last thing they want to do. Avril Lavigne, she of the smudgy kohl eyeliner, opted for a jet-black gown when she wed Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger in 2013.


Just before the holiday weekend, Monique Lhuillier, who designed the frock, shared a #FBF photo of the punk bride looking like something designed by Tim Burton. Her accessories include a diamond headband and a black lace mantilla veil, and, yes, a super smoky eye. Check it out.

#FBF the lovely and inspiring @avrillavigne #MLBride #MoniqueLhuillier #AlternativeWeddingGown

A photo posted by Monique Lhuillier Bride (@moniquelhuillierbride) on

The caption may say "alternative wedding gown," but "I do"s are becoming increasingly personalized -- you have a pie table or s'mores bar instead of a boring old cake; you show up to the altar on a Vespa ... or water skis. The bride picks the wildflowers herself for the table arrangements. Nuptials nowadays can be themed down to the place cards for a favorite movie (Wes Anderson's oeuvre or Twilight or Harry Potter or even The Hunger Games).

So, why not personalize the dress? Hey, Angelina Jolie had her kids' drawings on hers.

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Maybe you don't like they way you look in white. (I avoid it like the plague, thinking black is slimming!) Or maybe, in your everyday life, you have created a punky, Goth persona -- like the "Sk8er Boi" singer. And this is one wedding dress you could actually wear again. (It's a LBD!)

Not to mention, as we noticed in other photos from the wedding, even Avril’s bouquet was black. Now, that’s commitment. 

How do you feel about wearing a wedding dress that's a color other than white?

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