The weekend began for us at Hunt Valley Country Club in Phoenix, MD. Stacy & Francis got married yesterday evening and celebrated with their families and friends. The rain held off just long enough for an outdoor ceremony that started at 5 PM. When the bride was asked to say “yes” to marriage, she said “Hell yes!” Following a recessional to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne, the newlyweds had pictures taken by Kait Bailey of Kait Bailey Photography while guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers. DJ Frank Marsden invited guests inside and introduced the newlyweds as Stacy & Francis Bonkowski while playing “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross. Stacy & Francis then enjoyed their first dance to Shinedown’s “I’ll Follow You”. A served meal and toasts by the Maid of Honor and Best Man preceded Francis’s dance with his Mother to “Days Like This” by Van Morrison and Stacy’s dance with her Mother to “Mom” by Meghan Trainor. The next phase of the celebration was a dance party! For a small, intimate crowd, they partied hard. Songs by artists like Pink, Carl Carlton, Usher, Black Eyed Peas and more kept the crowd of about 70 up and grooving all night. A cake was cut and cupcakes and other sweets were enjoyed by all just before the Bride & Groom thanked everyone and make an early exit. Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Bonkowski!