We were swarmed with lovely news on Monday (1 July) as wedding bells ring aplenty in the showbiz world. From Canada’s pop-rock princess to South Korea’s leading actress, we just want to say, congratulations!
Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger
It’s no longer complicated. Avril Lavigne, 28, has officially tied the knot with Nickelback’s lead singer Chad Kreoger, 38, in a romantic ceremony held at the Chateau de la Napoule, a medieval castle in the South of France earlier this week. The date chosen for the wedding – 1 July – not only coincides with Canada’s national day, but is also incidentally the couple’s first year anniversary.
According to HELLO! magazine who covered the wedding exclusively, it was a three-day long celebration for the couple with 110 of their closest friends and family. A gothic-themed candlelight ceremony saw Lavigne walk up the aisle in a black strapless tulle Monique Lhuillier gown. This unconventional theme is said to be Lavigne’s decision as she has self-proclaimed to be “obsessed with castles and French décor and goth.”
The musical duo fell madly in love last year while recording Lavigne’s fifth studio album. After one month of dating, Kroeger who admitted that he never expected to get married before meeting Lavigne decided to propose with a 14-carat diamond ring. On how he felt at that moment, Kroeger told Daily Mail, “You can travel the world and sing songs to thousands of people and not have your heartbeat raised at all. But when you get down on one knee and commit yourself to a woman for the rest of your lift, I was very nervous! There was a time in my life that I thought I would never get married but this definitely took me by storm. Honestly, it was more my idea than hers to get married. I’m just lucky she said yes.”
Han Hye-jin & Ki Sung-Yueng
Describing it as the happiest day of their lives, South Korean actress Han Hye-jin wed footballer Ki Sung-Yueng at the InterContinental Hotel in Seoul on Monday in a formal Christian wedding officiated by a pastor. Korean singer Yangpa lent her voice for the joyous occasion.
The couple, who are 8 years apart, has been swarmed with rumors about Han being pregnant ever since they decided to go public with their relationship earlier in March. The couple started dating in January this year after meeting at a charity football event in Vietnam last June. On their decision to get married after merely six months of dating, Ki Sung-Yueng, 24, said, “I fell in love with her at first sight and instantly thought of marrying her. Things have gone smoothly ever since, and we decided to get married in a flash.”
After the wedding, the midfielder has left for England to prepare for a upcoming match, while Han will remain in Seoul to finish her movie and TV show before leaving for England.