The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Aug. 20, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will follow at Willow Creek Golf Course at 5 p.m, with a dance starting at 7 p.m.
Maria is 2007 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 2011 graduate of South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. She is employed with Great Southern Bank in Le Mars.
Alex is a 2006 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a 2010 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings. He is employed with ICON Ag Solutions (John Deere) of Le Mars.