A nice day for a white wedding as Tiffany and Victor say ‘I do’
Gentle snow fell from the heavens during Tiffany Gibb and Victor Barton’s wedding, but the wonderful wintry weather only added to the ‘best and happiest’ day of their lives.
Surrounded by their beloved family and friends in Victor’s childhood church, the pair were wed by Reverend Canon Robert Clarke at Edenderry Parish Church on February 1, 2019.
Maid of honour was Britney Gibb, best man was Armour Young, bridesmaids were Catherine Boyd and Lucy Young, and groomsmen were Leslie Agnew and Craig Browne. Flower girls were Alexis Spence, Destiny McGarrigle and Abbey-Gale McGarrigle while Gary Brown was page boy, and Tristan Kelly and Leighton McGarrigle were ushers.
The new Mr and Mrs Barton’s wedding reception took place in the award-winning Silverbirch Hotel, which boasted a spacious and beautifully- decorated function room and local location for guests.
Tiffany, a physiotherapy assistant from Artigarvan, recalls Victor, a warehouse operative, adding her on Facebook and their relationship flourished immediately. “I was a car fanatic, as was he, and so we talked for a few weeks and then he asked me out for a date,” Tiffany described. “I remember Victor picking me up and we went for a drive and enjoyed some food. I really liked how polite he was. “Victor has a great personality, and I love his smile.”
Together for two years, it was on January 13, 2018 that the Omagh man asked Tiffany to be his wife. “Though we had talked about getting married before, I was over the moon when Victor proposed,” Tiffany said. “I knew that I would be marrying my best friend, and that was a dream come true for me.”
Tiffany’s engagement band boasted a princess cut design of shining white gold, diamonds on the shoulders of the ring, and four glittering diamonds in the centre that created a square. “I loved it,” Tiffany described. “Before purchasing it, Victor actually asked me if he could borrow one of my rings to ensure that he picked the correct size.”
Excited and eager to get married, the pair began planning for their winter wedding straight away. “We wanted to keep our church ceremony traditional, but the venue modern and fun,” Tiffany remembered. “We also knew that we wanted to keep our day local.” Tiffany added, “We chose the Silverbirch Hotel as we thought its function room was beautiful and very spacious. “All its amenities were enclosed in the room as well, and the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator was amazing.”
Describing her experience of wedding dress shopping as ‘stress-free’, Tiffany found the gown of her dreams in the very first shop that she visited – Tomorrow’s Bridal, in the Maiden City. The pristine white gown was flitted at the bodice and gracefully flowed to the floor. It also featured a cathedral length train, a lace-up back which was strapless and covered in a fine detailed lace that sparkled. “I just fell completely in love with it,” Tiffany said. “It was the second of three dresses that I tried on.”
Tiffany recalled feeling nervous on the morning of her wedding day, which saw a blend of dry, frosty and sunny wintry weather, with scenic snowfall on distant hills. Thankfully Tiffany was able to catch some sleep on her dad’s shoulders en route to Edenderry Parish Church, a journey that was made in a gorgeous Bramford Elite old-style wedding car. And it was there that she was reunited with Victor, and the happy couple were wed during an ‘intimate’ and beautiful ceremony.
As the day continued, more snow fell until the whole town of Omagh was blanketed in white, but at the Silverbirch Hotel, newlyweds and guests were cosy as they feasted on the scrumptious five-tier wedding cake and danced the night away to wedding band, Atmosphere. “Our wedding day was absolutely brilliant,” the 23-year-old concluded. “It was the best and happiest day of our lives.”
• The Finer Details •
Wedding dress: Tomorrow’s Bridal, Maiden City.
Hair stylist/salon: Danielle Crozier.
Make-up: Danielle Crozier.
Bridal Shoes: Converse.
Head piece: Etsy.
Veil: Tomorrow’s Bridal, Maiden City.
Bridesmaid dresses: Ultimate Dresses, Dungiven.
Groom’s/groomsmen’s suits: Waterson’s, Omagh.
Cake supplier: Helen McGlinchey.
Cake design: Five tiers of differentlyshaped layers, and unique designs on each tier. Bridal bouquets and memorial candles were placed around the cake to remember loved ones.
Cake flavours: Malteser, Rocky Road, red velvet, raspberry and white chocolate, topped with a chocolate ball.
Florist: McGarry’s Florist.
Stationery: Handmade by bride.
Church: Edenderry Parish Church, Church of Ireland, Omagh.
Reverend: Reverend Canon Robert Clarke.
Church music: Adrian McGurn.
Transport: C4 Wedding Car Hire.
Reception: Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh
Number of guests at reception: 89.
DJ/band: Atmosphere Wedding Band.
First dance song: ‘Remember When’ by Alan Jackson.
Photographer: Philip Ray Photography.
Videographer: PG Videos, Carrickmore.
Other entertainment: Photobooth by The Silly Llama Photobooth.
Minimoon: Galway for five days.
Honeymoon: Newlyweds will be organising a honeymoon in the sun soon.