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Samantha Clair & Brian Schlieter

Our Story

Brian and I met on March 18, 2011. At 12:46am on the 19th (literally a few hours after meeting him) he sent me a message on Facebook, "was fun chatting - we should do it again sometime." The night we met he was so charming and so funny. He told jokes and anecdotes but he was in a relationship with someone else. When I promptly told him that he was taken and thus he was “useless” to me, he jumped in my lap. Literally, he hopped – flat footed – into the air and landed in my lap; lucky for him I caught him and that was the beginning of the end. After I got his message later that night on Facebook we started hanging out at group events, two weeks later he was single and five weeks after that we were in a committed relationship.

Our first official first date was April 23, 2011 at MusicHead in Medford, Or. We went on a double date with our friends Kye and Whitney to dinner and to see The Sofa Kings. Now before you say anything, yes, it was awful. I requested dinner at the mall for pretzel bites, which Brian thought was ridiculous but it sounded good! (and it was cheap and I didn’t want him to spend lots of money on me.) After dinner we found our way to MusicHead where it turns out the concert was mediocre at the back of a cd store with nowhere to sit. We stood at the back of the 5-10 person crowd where my feet were killing me in my heels until we were about half way through the “concert” and we both suddenly became ill. (Probably too much grease from the pretzel bites.) We headed back to Yreka feeling queasy, eating tums. We spent the last half of our date having drinks at what would later become our bar.

Since April 4, 2011 there has not been a single day that we haven’t seen each other and we never get tired of each other. We’ve had our fights, like everyone does, but we’ve also had our game nights as a family, our lazy days and romantic nights as a couple. I wake up everyday grateful that the kids and I found him and knowing that we have a special connection that most people spend their entire lives looking for. 

Our Honeymoon

Destination(s): St. John, US Virgin Islands

After much thought (again) I'm altering our dream honeymoon. I realized that the Virgin Islands are under US control, which means no currency issues, passport issues, or oddly shaped outlets. Still tropical, still beautiful but with less hassel! I call that a win. I guess when it comes down to it I just want to go to the beach with Brian and have a lovely honeymoon. So, that's it. :) I want to go fluff around on the beach and play in the water with the love of my life. 

When you go the the registry it has a bunch of specific things listed on there that you can give money to, the website autopicked these things for the most part. I only know for sure that the airfare and hotel together comes to almost $5,000, I admittedly have no idea what snorkeling packages, dolphin swimming packages, or other pampering packages cost. Truth be told, our main plan consisted of getting there and doing nothing but lazing about on beaches, taking loads of pictures, and spending time together on the shore. I'm not sure if this detail matters to some of you but I thought I should be honest about it and let you know that when you are contributing to something in particular on here it goes into a general pot to be used toward whatever (airfare, hotel room, food, etc). Thank so much for checking this out. - Samantha

Wedding Date:

Jul 27, 2013

Honeymoon Dates:

Jul 29, 2013 - Aug 06, 2013
Gifts are still appreciated and will be used toward our trip expenses.

Registry Items


Accommodations
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Champagne and Roses

What a romantic way to start our honeymoon with champagne and roses upon our arrival!
$50.00
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Ocean View Suite

We would love to upgrade to a 'room with a view' so we can enjoy the ocean and the evening sunsets!
$100.00
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Fun Activities
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Jet Skiing

It?s time for some fun as we pound the sea, ride a wave, and have a blast Jet Skiing!
$70.00
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Kayaking Exploration

With perfect ocean conditions, our hardest decision will be picking out the color of our kayaks!
$60.00
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Parasailing Excitement

I'm hoping that parasailing will help cure me of the fear of heights! I'll be hanging on tight!
$100.00
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Snorkeling Adventure

Can you image swimming with colorful exotic marine life in crystal clear water? Sounds like paradise!
$50.00
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Swimming with the Dolphins

The thrill of a lifetime is to swim with these intelligent and beautiful animals. Imagine hugging a dolphin!!
$100.00
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Dance the Night Away

When the sun goes down, we'll hit the dance floor and dance the night away!
$20.00
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Gear
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Sunglasses

Some new shades will keep us in style and more importantly help provide some eye protection from the bright sun!
$30.00
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New Luggage

We?ll need to buy new luggage before our honeymoon, as our old vagabond luggage simply won't do!
$50.00
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Shopping, of course!

You should see our shopping list: travel clothes, swimsuits, sports watch, sandals and intimate lounge wear... of course!
$25.00
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Digital Camera

We?ll capture the excitement and create memories of our honeymoon with our new camera - and share the photos with you!
$75.00
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Pampering
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Couples Massage

After a day of adventure, we?ll indulge in a soothing side-by-side massage pampered with exotic oils that will leave us revitalized.
$150.00
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Champagne In Our Room

We'll pop the cork on our first honeymoon night and toast our new life together!
$25.00
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Facial for Her

After all the sun and fun, I'll be pampered with an exotic facial that will leave my skin radiant and beautiful. No photos please! :)
$40.00
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Transportation
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Honeymoon Airfare

Any help getting us to our honeymoon destination is a wonderful wedding gift.
$200.00
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Fun Scooter Rental

Scooters are a fun way to explore around town. No need to fix the hair for this trip!
$50.00
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Wine & Dine
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Romantic Candlelight Dinner

We?ll dress up and have a quiet, intimate candlelight dinner. The food and the service should be over the top!
$100.00
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Sunset Dinner on the Beach

It doesn't get any better than having a sunset dinner right on the beach while sipping tropical drinks with your sweetie!
$75.00
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Beachfront Cocktails

No doubt, we will enjoy delicious tropical drinks while sitting by the pool or lounging on the white sandy beach!
$10.00
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Gourmet Dessert

After getting into shape for the wedding, it will be a real treat to have some yummy ice ream and decadent desserts!
$10.00
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Casual Lunch

When we are out exploring, we?ll stop at a charming local restaurant to have a burger and fries.
$30.00
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Fresh Lobster

Fresh lobster with all the trimmings. Did I say "We love lobster!"
$80.00
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Beachfront Cocktails

No doubt, we will enjoy delicious tropical drinks while sitting by the pool or lounging on the white sandy beach!
$10.00
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Excellent Bottle of Wine

Our dinner will be enhanced with a great bottle of wine. We'll include you in our toast!
$75.00
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Breakfast in Bed

We will need the breakfast of champions to energize us for all our fun activities!
$10.00
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Romantic Candlelight Dinner

We'll dress up and have a quiet, intimate candlelight dinner. The food and the service should be over the top!
$100.00
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Picnic Getaway

It'll be fun to pack a gourmet lunch, fresh fruit, and a bottle of wine and have a romantic picnic at a nearby park!
$20.00
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Charity
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Charitable Donation

Please consider helping others less fortunate by donating to one of our favorite charities.
$10.00
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