French truckers get hitched in front of show truck

| May 31, 2013

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A French couple threw a surprise wedding in the Pride & Polish area of The Great West Truck Show this morning in Las Vegas.

Sebastien Requena and Bihler Sylvie — co-owners of and drivers for Emilio Transports in France — said their vows and exchanged rings in front of Bill and Marie Sandvik’s perennial award winning 1992 Peterbilt 379, dubbed Still Deliriouz.

Marie said she and her husband did not know the couple nor had any idea they’d be performing a wedding ceremony in front of their truck. She and the truck’s driver, Isaac Aguilar, walked up while the wedding was taking place.

“I think it’s very cool,” Marie said. “I have to say I was surprised. I’ve been showing for 14 years and I’ve never seen anything like this.”

She also threw in a joke: “I haven’t asked, but I wonder if they’re expecting to use the sleeper for the honeymoon.”

Requena approached Marie directly after the ceremony to thank her — in a heavy French accent and with the help of a translator — for allowing the couple to use the truck as a backdrop for their nuptials.

“For us, it’s a dream come true,” he said.

Here’s a full gallery of photos from the wedding:

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Truck owners Bill and Marie Sandvik pose with bride and groom Sebastien Requena and Bihler Sylvie.

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  • abby

    Truck love, trucking love, trucker love… Ahh, PURE BLISS.
    Congrats to the happy couple!

  • John Aalborg

    In 1988 my girlfriend and I were kicked out of our company tractor when it was discovered by the Jacksonville FL terminal manager that we were not married. Six months of accumulated stuff removed and parked at the curb, and we had to beg a ride to the company HQ 300 miles away where my car was parked. All longhaul drivers know how big that pile of belongings can grow! When we finally arrived, so many people in the main office had rebelled at the decision that the company assigned us a better tractor and the safety director drove us to the courthouse, with flowers, where we got married (for insurance purposes, he said). We are still together after all these years. Handles: “Mo’hammer” & “Cheater”. Retired now, we write for trucker publications, and I do trucker related crime novels. So our wedding was not as glorious as the French couple’s but just as unusual, methinks. We wish them all the best. Keep the dark side down!

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