Larry and Lesley Patey of Chesterfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Patey, to Benjamin David Geiger, son of Kevin and Anna Geiger of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

The bride-to-be graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 1999 and received a B.A. in communications from Truman State University. Currently, she works as an event planner and concierge at Acoma, a Luxury Residence of UDR., Inc.

The future groom graduated from Indiana University-Kelley School of Business. Currently, he works for Corporex Colorado as senior development associate in Denver.

Ashley and Ben met in 2009 while playing on a co-ed volleyball team in Denver. They maintained a friendship and began dating in 2011. Ben popped the question on May 6, one day before their 1-year anniversary, at Washington Park in Denver, where they first met. The couple is planning a May 11, 2013 wedding at Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University, with a reception at Piper Palm House. Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Denver.