Rachael, the daughter of Jim and Lila Francis of St. Joseph, is a 2004 graduate of Bishop LeBlond High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She is an admissions counselor for LIM College. Chris is the son of David and Stephanie Hessenflow of Richmond and Janet Hessenflow of Gladstone. He is a 2003 graduate of Richmond High School, a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and a 2010 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He is a federal agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Following the wedding, Rachael and Chris honeymooned at the Westin Playa Conchal Resort in Costa Rica and currently reside in New York, N.Y.