Hager is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital and Gastroenterology Associates.
Ashby is a 1998 graduate of Rockwood Summit. He attended St. Louis Community College and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is employed by city of Cape Girardeau.
The couple plans to be married in a sunset ceremony June 11 in Orange Beach, Ala.