Wed-by-sled: The best snowmobile-themed weddings we’ve seen (so far)

Here’s a list of the most momentous sledding weddings that we’ve come across over the years

by Kyle Born

Mitch Lepage stands on a 2016 Ski-Doo Freeride and Angie stands on a 2012 Ski-Doo Freeride for their wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C.
Mitch rode a 2016 Ski-Doo Freeride and Angie borrowed Mitch’s old 2012 Ski-Doo Freeride for their wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C. Photo courtesy Angie Lepage

Weddings come and go, but not all of them are memorable. For passionate sledders, there’s one sure way to stand out from the rest: A snowmobile-themed wedding.

We’ve covered quite a few of these wed-by-sled affairs. Here’s a list of the most momentous sledding weddings that we’ve come across over the years.

Wanna have a snowmobile-themed wedding? Here’s a bride who did it right

“We chose to get married on our sleds because we both love riding and we’re not fans of hot weather.” — Angie Lepage

Mitch and Angie Lepage sit on a 2012 Ski-Doo Freeride for their wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C.
Mitch and Angie Lepage had a snowmobile-themed wedding at Clemina in Valemount, B.C., on March 10, 2018. Photo courtesy Angie Lepage

 

After going back and forth on multiple ideas that seemed to be geared to please others, Angie and Mitch decided to make wedding plans that suited them—and their sleds.

Here comes the McBride . . .

Best day ever: Reminiscing powdered memories in McBride, B.C.

Tyler and Vicki Barrett rode snowmobiles to the top of Lucille Mountain on their wedding day for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot.
Tyler and Vicki Barrett rode snowmobiles to the top of Lucille Mountain on their wedding day for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot. Photo courtesy Vicki Barrett

 

Barrett’s best day ever was March 26, 2016, the date of her presidential wedding. Barrett and her hubby, Tyler, rode snowmobiles to the top of Lucille Mountain for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot with the wedding party in tow.

“Do you take this (snow)man to be your husband?” “I Ski-Doo!”

Chris and Jeannie Brewer’s shared love for sledding is one for the record books

Photo of two people driving a two seater snowmobile and towing a couple behind in a cutter on their way to a wedding.
Chris and Jeannie Brewer (seated in back) got married on January 6, 1990, and they rode in a cutter pulled behind a two-seater Elite snowmobile, to the wedding ceremony. Photo courtesy Chris and Jeannie Brewer

 

Chris and Jeannie Brewer from Regina Beach, Saskatchewan, live, eat and breathe snowmobiling. Both were bitten by the sledding bug at a young age, and after they met and fell in love, it seemed only natural for the couple to get married on sleds.

The sledding bride

This committed snowmobiler honoured her favourite sport in her wedding photos

Bridal party gathered around a snowmobile
This bride is one dedicated sledder. Photo courtesy Chantelle Lockwood

 

Sledder Chantelle Lockwood caught our eye when she sent in her unique Hotshots entry—a photo of herself dressed up in full bridal attire, aboard her brand new Dragon snowmobile. The impressive machine was a wedding present from the lucky groom, Quin Lockwood.

Ex-snowboarder Stacey Booth discovered her passion for sledding after just one ride

“We hit it off and were married shortly after on a mountain overlooking Elkford, B.C. It was snowing and we wore our sled clothes.” — Stacey Booth

Stacey riding in Smithers.
Carving at Round Lake in Telkwa. Photo courtesy Stacey Booth

 

For ex-snowboarder Stacey Booth, sledding is more than just a pastime. Married on a snowy mountaintop overlooking Elkford, she and her husband, Mark, chose sledding gear over wedding attire when they exchanged vows.

Confessions of a sledaholic

For Amy Flowers of Calgary, Alberta, sledding is a lifelong passion that has only gotten stronger over the years

A couple getting married on sleds.
Cale Bargen proposed to Amy Flowers on top of Frisby Ridge in Revelstoke, B.C., and the couple had a true sledder’s wedding. Photo courtesy Amy Flowers

 

Bargen proposed to Flowers on top of Revelstoke’s Frisby Ridge. At their wedding, their grand entrance was made on sleds. Even part of their honeymoon was spent sledding with the Krazy Canadian, Dan Davidoff, around Castlegar, B.C.

Over the top

Megan Render took her sledding game to a whole new level when she discovered chute climbing

Megan and Shane Render at their wedding.
Megan and Shane Render got married, and they rode sleds at their wedding—well, sort of. Neil Slattery photo

 

When she met Shane Render, who is now her husband, Megan’s ascent into chute climbing began.

Delayed but not defeated: Chilly conditions break way for this idyllic snowmobile wedding

“It was the day I had prayed for.” — Chris Steigerwald

Denny and Chris Steigerwald stand on a cabin balcony in front of a sign that says Welcome to our wedding: Chris and Denny, Two Top Mountain, Idaho
Denny and Chris Steigerwald decided to travel from Pennsylvania to Idaho for their snowmobile-themed wedding. Photo courtesy Chris Steigerwald

 

Destination weddings typically take place in some distant tropical paradise. For hardcore sledheads like Danny and Chris Steigerwald, their dream wedding scenario included plenty of sunshine, but it was a bit more chill than an archetypal wedding set far, far away.

If you’ve had a snowmobile-themed wedding of your own, tell us about it! We’d love to hear about your noteworthy nuptials. 

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