July 2nd, 2013
12:58 PM ET
Well, a wedding is one way to celebrate Canada Day.
On July 1, which also happened to be a national holiday in their native country, musicians Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger tied the knot in the south of France, People magazine reports.
But a love for their country wasn't the only reason July 1 was an important date for the couple - it's also an anniversary.
"We met while recording music in March. But we started dating July 1," Nickelback frontman Kroeger's previously said. "We think it's very cool that our anniversary will always be on Canada Day. We can't wait to start our life together."
Kroeger, 38, popped the question in August 2012 with a 14-carat ring, and 28-year-old Lavigne happily accepted.
The marriage is a first for Kroeger and the second for Lavigne, who was previously wed to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley.
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