Sandra Kibbe and Neil Barton, both of Wilmington, Del., were united in marriage on June 19, 2010 at the Dunkirk Historic Lighthouse at an outdoor ceremony at 3:30 p.m. performed by Rev. Mark Keller, uncle of the groom. Dave Briska and the other volunteers did outstanding work on the lighthouse grounds to make it beautiful.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kibbe of Dunkirk. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Barton of Mount Joy, Pa.
The bride was escorted by both parents. She wore an ivory, A-line beaded gown with a train and an elbow-length veil. Her dress was accessorized by a pearl necklace given from her friend, Amanda Senee, and she wore her late great aunt Anna Majka's engagement ring on her right hand. She carried a colonial bouquet of yellow Asiatic lilies, white frushia and lisianthiasis with a blue handle and pearl wisps. The poem "Lighthousekeeping" was read by Erica Hammond and a religious reading was read by Julie Thinnes.
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Barton
Dr. Christine Civiletto from Boston, Mass., cousin of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were friends of the bride Roberta Kwiej, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Renae Kinner, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Tina Lopert of Pittsburg, Pa., sister of the groom. All wore spaghetti-strap, knee-length, chocolate, chiffon empire-waist dresses and carried hand-tied, wrapped stem bouquets similiar to the bride. The flower girl was Lily Kibbe, niece of the bride.
The best man was Zachary Barton of Lancaster, Pa., brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Scott Drace of Lancaster, Pa., cousin of the groom; Steve Kibbe of Dunkirk, brother of the bride, and Eric Lopert of Pittsburgh, Pa.; brother-in-law of the groom. Jared Kibbe, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.
Mrs. Barton graduated from Dunkirk High School and Northern Arizona University with a degree in education and is currently teaching adult education in the Christina School District in Delaware. Dr. Barton graduated from Manheim Central High School in Lancaster, Pa., and just completed his Ph.D. in climatology at the University of Delaware.
Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour and dinner reception was held at the Kosciuszko Club, Dunkirk. After the wedding, the couple ventured to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, for their honeymoon. The newlyweds will reside in Livermore, Calif.