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David Pelletier and Jamie Salé Marriage Profile


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Jamie Sale and David Pelletier in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 15, 2002.

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Although David and Jamie showed a lot of class when they were caught up in the voting scandal of the 2002 Olympics, David Pelletier and Jamie Salé showed even more class in their wedding plans. Here's information on when they met, their engagement, wedding, and more.


Jamie Sale: Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on April 21, 1977.

David Pelletier: Born on November 22, 1974 in Sayabec, Quebec, Canada.

When They Met and David's Proposal

Jamie and David began dating in 1999, a year after they started skating together.

David's proposal to Jamie was at their home on Christmas Day, 2004, with their parents as witnesses.

David sent Jamie on a scavenger hunt throughout the house. She found her engagement ring on one of the nutcrackers in their kitchen.

Wedding Information and Date:

Jamie (age 28) and David (age 31) were married on December 30, 2005 at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada. They chose the location because it is one of their favorite places in Canada.

Wedding Ceremony:

Thir short wedding ceremony under the arched oak ceiling of Mount Stephan Hall was conducted by a judge. Wedding guests surrounded David and Jamie in a wide semi-circle and held white votive candles during the ceremony.
David and Jamie wrote their own vows. David spoke his vows in English, and Jamie spoke hers in French. They promised to love, comfort, and be patient with one another.

Wedding Attire:

Jamie wore a floor-length ivory silk halter gown designed by her long-time costume designer Jeff Billings. Looking like a winter princess, Jamie wore a borrowed faux-fur hooded coat for outdoor pictures. Wearing a tiara, her hair was in an upswept style.

David wore a classic black suit.

Wedding Reception:

The hotel staff decorated the reception room in a winter theme with snowflake decorations hanging from the chandeliers, a large Christmas tree, and white satin linens on the tables and chairs.

The approximately 115 guests included family members, friends, Jennifer Robinson, Kurt Browning, and Brian Orser.

Guests were treated to a dinner of smoked trout, sushi, maple sugar pie, and wine. The tables were decorated with spider mums, red berries and dendrobium orchid arrangements.

As David and Jamie signed their official wedding documents, a three-piece band played "Come Away With Me" by Nora Jones. The band included a cello, a piano, and a violin. Shania Twain's "From This Moment" was David and Jamie's first dance song.


David and Jamie have a home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


David and Jamie are professional figure skaters in the Smucker's Stars on Ice tour.


Jamie and David have one son.
  • Jesse: Born in 2007.


Together, Jamie and David have won many awards, including the World Championship in 2001 and Gold medals at the 2002 Olympics after their second-place finish was found to be the result of vote-rigging.

Quotes about Their Marriage and Relationship:

David, beginning his wedding vows: "Thanks for showing up. I'll love you with all my heart ... I will love you when we are rich, I will love you if we are poor and in a ditch."
Source: Calgary Sun

Jamie, about their engagement: "It all happened on Xmas morning infront of our parents which was so perfect. I was totally shocked (honestly, I had no idea) and cried for about 10 mins."
Source: Sale-Pelletier.com

Jamie, saying her vows in French: "I love his smile, how he laughs, and that he's my soulmate."
Source: People Magazine

Kurt Browning: "I've known Jamie since she was eight years old. I'm just here for them, to support them now and in the future. It is one of those weddings that is just filled with joy."
Source: Edmonton Journal

David, about Jamie: "Jamie is my best friend and I'm more than thrilled to spend the rest of my life with her and build on something we started over time."
Source: Calgary Sun

Jamie's favourite skating moment: "Favorite moment was having Dave tell me that he wanted to skate with me."
Source: Sale-Pelletier.com

Jamie's future goals, dreams, hopes: "I want to be a Mom one day. I think this is the most amazing gift. I would also like to be the best wife and make my husband the happiest man ever."
Source: Sale-Pelletier.com

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