Essner received a bachelor of health science in respiratory therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2004, and a master of business administration from Lindenwood University in 2007. She is a medical sales representative with Radiometer America.
Dennis received a bachelor of science in engineering from UMC in 2003, and a master of business administration from Lindenwood in 2006. He is a project engineer with Jacobs Engineering.
A Nov. 8 wedding is planned at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.