Mr. and Mrs. Mike Whitten of Aiken, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Whitten of Denver, CO, to Alex Lanton of Denver, CO, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Lanton of Littleton, CO.

The wedding is planned for September 5, 2014, at a private home in Fraser, CO.

The bride-elect is a maternal granddaughter of Mr. Eugene Porter and the late Mrs. Leanora Porter of St. Augustine, FL and a paternal granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Whitten of Wilsonville, AL.

She is a 2003 graduate of South Aiken High School. She is a graduate of Furman University with a degree in Sociology. She is employed by DaVita Healthcare Partners.

The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ackerman of Rockville, MD, and a paternal grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Lanton of East Meadow, NY.

He is a 2002 graduate of Onteora High School. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is employed by Atlas Physical Therapy.