Alicia is the daughter of Lloyd and Renee Buddenhagen of Aurelia. She is a 2001 graduate of Aurelia High School and a 2003 graduate of Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. She is currently employed as a preschool teacher and child care provider at Bright Beginnings Daycare in Cherokee.
Justin is the son of Tammy Boothby and Randy and Ester Thompson of Cherokee. He is a 2001 graduate of Washington High School and a 2003 graduate of Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. He currently employed at Rasmussen Ford in Cherokee as an automotive technician.
The couple is planning a June 18, 2005 wedding at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee.