Melissa Otis and Jay Peterson of Chicago are planning an Aug. 11, 2012, wedding in Chicago.
Parents of the couple are Cathy and Alan Otis of Moline, Ill., and Kris and Phil Peterson of New Berlin.
The bride-to-be earned her bachelor's in communication studies from the University of Iowa and is a cosmetologist.
The future groom, a 2002 graduate of Eisenhower High School, earned his bachelor's in communications and entrepreneurial management from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is director of business development and sponsorship sales with the Whitmore Group: ACIUS in Chicago.