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‘Really rad dino-mite’ weddings at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Couples got hitched on the hill, then hit the slopes
Bergie Buhler and Jonas Spreuer begin their life together as a married couple with a bit of fun (Lauren McNeil/Revelstoke Review)

Valentines were snow in love at the top of Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Feb. 14.

For the fifth year, RMR offered matrimony services, complete with a justice of the peace, champagne, cupcakes and the beautiful backdrop of the Columbia Mountains.

RMR event manager, Kate Roberts, says because last year’s wedding event was so popular (with 22 weddings), they decided to implement a booking system this year. In all, 23 couples wed on Valentine’s Day 2024.

Carolyn Gibson attended her friends’ ceremony and came dressed to the nines in dinosaur couture. Gibson, who works with the bride, Bergie Buhler, at Revy Outdoors, says Buhler was obsessed with dinosaurs during their Christmas gift exchange.

“I said maybe you should have a dinosaur wedding and it just blossomed from there,” Gibson says.

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Buhler and Jonas Spreuer tied the knot and took Gibson’s advice, taking the leap into marriage in dinosaur costumes, complete with a cascading train, overlapping Buhler’s tail.

Spreuer says that the view was gorgeous and he wouldn’t want to have their wedding anywhere else. While the newlyweds’ dino-pack of friends skied down after the wedding, Buhler and Spreuer opted to ride the gondola back down since they’re not skiers.

While dinosaurs may be extinct, the joy Spreuer and Buhler shared showed that love is not.

Newlyweds Sierra Fraser and Ryan Vincent had been thinking about getting married at RMR for years and decided to make Feb. 14, 2024, the date with eight friends in attendance.

Sierra Fraser and Ryan Vincent say ‘I do’ with a breathtaking view (Lauren McNeil/Revelstoke Review)

Jason Baertschi and Shianne Lewang chose to get married at RMR after spending a decade on the slopes. “It just seemed really rad and it’s free and low key, and we’re both awkward…it was awesome, fun and it’s beautiful out here,” said Baertschi. Lewang and Baertschi hit the slopes after they got hitched.

Jason Baertschi and Shianne Lewang spent a decade on the slopes and skied down after tying the knot.

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Chelsea Hess and Josh Beauchamp had already said their vows and shared a special ceremony with friends and family, but it was not a legally binding affair. Beauchamp said that it’s cheaper to do it on top of the mountain than the courthouse. Both avid snowboarders, they decided to tie the knot and board down to the base with their friends. Afterwards, they celebrated at the Rockford, followed by a backyard campfire.

Chelsea Hess and Josh Beauchamp say ‘I do’ at RMR (Lauren McNeil/Revelstoke Review)

For Adina Simeth and Travers Fisk, they met as roommates and Simeth spent her first day at RMR with Fisk. Despite vocalizing her limitations on the hill, Fisk convinced her to ski the advanced runs of Separate Reality and Snorkle Glades and joked that “she has stuck around all these years.” While it may not have been all smiles during their initial run on RMR, on Feb. 14, they were both grinning ear-to-ear.

Adina Simeth and Travers Fisk tie the knot at RMR (Lauren McNeil/Revelstoke Review)

Couples wanting to get hitched on the hill in 2025 should visit RMR’s website. Note that you’ll need to obtain a wedding license before the big day, and bring two witnesses are needed. Those skiing will need lift tickets, and those not skiing will need a sightseeing ticket.

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