Cecil is a 1999 graduate of Caruthersville High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in food service and hospitality management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. She is employed at BG's Olde Tyme Deli.
Helwege is a 1993 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and attended Southeast. He is a marketing associate with Hardin's Sysco.
A May 31 wedding is planned at St. Mary's Cathedral.