Alaina Patricia Hoyt of Chesterfield, Mo. and Chesney Patrick-William Japal of London, England announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Alaina Patricia Hoyt of Chesterfield, Mo. and Chesney Patrick-William Japal of London, England announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

The couple plans on a Nov. 14 ceremony at Church of the Ascension in Chesterfield, Mo.

The bride-to-be's parents are Albert and Janis Hoyt, of Linn Creek. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor's Degree in History and works as a bookseller at Half Price Books.

The groom-to-be's parents are Gus Japal and Gaynor Kennedy of London, England. He graduated from Lea Valley High School and works as a lifeguard at Everyone Active Waltham Abbey as well as a steward at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal Football Club.