Sandrita French and William Toner II were united in marriage the evening of July 4, 2009, aboard the Catherine Marie yacht on the Chesapeake Bay out of Annapolis, Md. The Rev. Timothy Alleman performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William and Sandra French of Odenton, Md. The groom is the son of Gayle Toner of Warren and William Toner of Sugar Grove.
Escorted by her father, the bride was attended by Susan Toner, sister of the groom; Mary Stolte, cousin of the bride; Elizabeth Donahue and Larisa Palmetere, dear friends of the bride; and Emily Stolte, the bride's God child. Flower girls were Madison French and Amber French, nieces of the bride.
Groomsmen were Michael Adams, Brian Willsie, Brad Bielawski and Eric Grant, all long-time friends of the groom. The ringbearer was Robert French, nephew of the bride.
Readings were presented during the ceremony by Ellen Stolte, Betsy Donahue and Brian French, bride's brother.
The reception was held aboard the yacht where friends and family enjoyed dining, dancing and the Naval Academy's fireworks display.
A rehearsal barbecue dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at the lovely Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Md.
The bride is a master's degree graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. The groom is a computer engineering graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
After a honeymoon trip cruising the Caribbean Islands and a stay in Puerto Rico, the couple resides in Columbia, Md.