Daniel and Charlene Brannon of Belleville, W.Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Breann Nicole, 26, to Benjamin Thomas Jacoby, 32, of Manassas.

The bride-to-be is an executive assistant in the finance department at Freddie Mac, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history from West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Brenda Jacoby of Sterling and Edmond Jacoby of Placerville, Calif., is a U.S. Navy veteran who, as an aviation warfare specialist 2nd class and helicopter tactical rescue swimmer, was stationed in Norfolk and in Europe and the Persian Gulf. He is an estimator/project manager for Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling in Manassas, and recently received an associate’s degree magna cum laude in construction management from Northern Virginia Community College.

The couple met online, and after exchanging e-mails finally met face-to-face at a coffee shop in January 2012.

A wedding is planned for Oct. 18 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Sterling. In addition to the ceremony and a reception in Sterling, a celebration of their marriage will be held Nov. 8 at Fairlawn Baptist Church in Parkersburg. The couple will reside in Manassas.