Avril Lavigne's Black Wedding Gown: See the Full-Length Photo

07/08/2013 at 06:14 PM ET

Avril Lavigne Black Wedding Dress Mark Liddell

Avril Lavigne promised a unique gown for her nuptials to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, and she certainly didn’t disappoint.

But rather than the ripped up and dyed dress she was envisioning, the star, 28, wore a black Monique Lhuillier creation accented with matching jet roses, a black lace-edged veil attached to a jeweled headband and, of course, her massive engagement ring.

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Kroeger matched his bride in an all-black ensemble at their intimate July 1 wedding, which he accessorized with a goatee and beaded bracelet.

This is the first time we’ve gotten a full-length glimpse at the gown, and we were struck by the similarities to her Vera Wang gown from her 2006 wedding to Deryck Whibley. Both featured a sweetheart neckline, perfectly matched roses and subtle lace details.

But the black gown definitely feels true to Lavigne’s punk-princess vibe, and we love the coordination with the groom. Tell us: What do you think of her dramatic dress?

–Alex Apatoff

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Ruby on

The white looks prettier but the black is nice too!

Julianna on

I love the dress, but I think she would have looked better if she had her hair in an updo and if she had ditched the veil. I hope they have a happy marriage.

LAURA on

I don’t like the black dress at all for a wedding and the veil and black flowers make it look worse. HOWEVER, it’s wonderful that she’s free to decide to wear whatever she wants.

LMRS on

I find the putting the two photos side by side and comparing them is inappropriate and bad taste by PEOPLE magazine. Don’t compare her first wedding to her second – everything but the bride is ‘different’ and it’s not fair to any of the parties involved to compare the two….

m1nt1e on

It’s very tacky imo to put both pictures side by side. She was divorced and she just remarried, move on People.

Xena on

Placing these two pictures next to each other is highly inappropriate, she’s starting a new life with a new man and there was absolutely no need to compare her wedding dresses like this.

Karen on

Her gown will be available online at Hot Topic later this summer…with skulls and crossbones….cuz she’s so edgy and rock ‘n roll.

Melissa on

I think it’s look FANTASTIC… If you’re into the whole death look, that is. ha/ha!

JustMyOpinion on

I have always heard that black roses mean death. Also, everything just looks so depressing. I agree with AorTmomma, it would look much better with some sort of accent color! Just my opinion! If that makes them happy that’s great! You asked for votes and solicited opinions and this is mine!

Krope on

Okay, that is really weird. I know that you don’t have to follow tradition but black is a sign of mourning so for her to wear a black is really weird. But I guess in the end it really doesn’t matter because as long as the bride and groom are happy, does it really matter what we think? If she doesn’t care, why should we??! I just think she would have looked better if she opted for a different color.

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