Van Nostrand is a 2000 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in music from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006, and a master of music degree in flute performance from the University of Kansas in 2012. She is a freelance flutist and private flute teacher in the Kansas City-Lawrence area, and is a radio announcer with Kansas Public Radio.
Kopecky received a degree in computer science from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2006. He is a software engineer with Garmin International.
A Dec. 1 wedding is planned at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.