The couple is planning an Oct. 2, 2004, wedding to be held in Chauncey Swan Park in Iowa City, with a reception and dance in the North Ridge Park Pavillion, Coralville.
Mariah is a 2000 graduate of Bettendorf Community High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Iowa. She works as a residential counselor at the Tanager Place in Cedar Rapids.
Blake is a 2000 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 2004 graduate of the University of Iowa. He is employed as the copy center manager of Technigraphics in Iowa City.