Laura Tupy, daughter of Allen Tupy and Donna Simon of New Prague, and Jaffrey Blanks, son of James Goins and Wintize Jones of Saint Paul, announce their engagement.

Laura is a 2000 graduate of New Prague High School and a 2004/2010 graduate of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Architecture degree and is a Principal Planner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Saint Paul.

Jaffrey is a 1996 graduate of Park Center High School and a 1999 graduate of Drake University. He holds a Bachelor degree in HR, Business and Marketing, and is the Lead of National Accounts for Horizontal Integration in Minnetonka.

The couple will wed in Saint Paul on October 11, 2013.