Ahrens is a 1998 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis. She received bachelor degrees in public relations and Spanish from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003. She is administrative coordinator at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.
Wilder is a 1997 graduate of Woodland High School in Marble Hill. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Southeast in 2005. He is a field geologist with Phillip Services Corp. in Columbia, Ill.
A Sept. 8 wedding is planned in St. Louis.