Branum is a graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is the education and curriculum coordinator with Lowcountry Building Blocks in Beaufort, S.C.
Riley is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. A sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, he is stationed in Beaufort following deployment to Iraq.
A July 29 wedding is planned at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau.