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Nevada County People: It’s in the stars for newlyweds

Luke Schlining is overjoyed he got hitched to Laura Schlining for the rest of his life.

The young couple tied the knot last month at a civil ceremony at the Nevada County courthouse and will make their home here.

“I’m so glad I’m with her, because she’s such a beautiful person, and I couldn’t be happier with anyone else,” he said.

Both Laura, 21, and Luke, 22, are 2005 graduates from Nevada Union High School.

Luke is a janitor at the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, while Laura works at Rite Aid.

Though Luke and Laura attended the same high school, they met after graduation through a mutual friend two years ago and started dating from July 2007.

“I thought she was really cute,” Luke said, regarding his impressions about her after their first date. “She had these cute little quirks, like the things she’d say and her humor. We also found we were similar in many ways, like our pickiness about food, how we feel about life and love and what we want from our partner.”

The two started living together from August 2007. In October, he gave her a promise ring and proposed in April this year.

Luke said what drew him most to his wife was her commitment to their relationship.

“Finding a friend in the person you love is also important,” he added. “It’s equally necessary to have a sense of humor and be able to laugh at everything.”

The young pair have various common interests.

“We haven’t done this in a while, but earlier in the relationship, we loved looking at the stars,” Luke Schlining said. “That’s something I still love to do. We just go, lay a blanket down and look up. We look for shooting stars.

“The new thing we’ve been doing is dance.”

The couple now lives in an apartment in downtown Grass Valley. They intend to go to Florida for their honeymoon.

Luke Schlining asked The Union not to contact his wife, so he could surprise her when this story ran in the paper – a romantic touch.

“I really think she’s gorgeous,” Luke Schlining said. “I sometimes think I don’t deserve her.”

Luke Schlining is the son of Don and Theresa Schlining of Penn Valley. Laura Schlining is the daughter of Brian Jeffreys of Roseville and Jennifer Jeffreys of Eureka.

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