Tiffany Marie Lynch
Thomas Leo Byron
The concept of using a coat of arms as a form of identification stretches back to Roman times. They were used to identify groups of fighting men within the Roman legion. In the Middle Ages, a distinctive coat of arms was used to identify each noble family. Each item in the design had meaning.
Once a coat of arms was adopted by a family, it was used to express their identity and status in society. The design was placed on shields held by knights of the manor, embroidered on tapestries, and carved in stone throughout the castle or manor house. It was placed on swords and on banners and even burnt into the top of breads on special occasions. A family’s heraldry was important. It said, “This is who we are, and we are special.” That is heraldry.
The quartered coat of arms displayed on the cover of this program represents both the Lynch and Byron surnames. Quartering symbolizes unity as we come together on our wedding day. Lynch is gold and blue while Byron is silver and red.
The Lynch coat of arms was displayed in the living room of Tiffany’s grandparents, Floyd and Irma Lynch, throughout her childhood. It intrigued her as a young girl and over the years, she researched family history and learned about the meaning of her last name. When her grandparents passed away, she inherited the artwork. It has been displayed with pride in her home for 15 years. After she accepted Tommy’s marriage proposal and decided to take his name, Tiffany began to research his family coat of arms that as of today, becomes hers as well.
Symbolism: Gold means generosity and elevation of the mind. Blue emulates truth and loyalty. The chevron illustrates protection as builders or others who have accomplished some work of faithful service. The three trefoils represent perpetuity. The mastiff is the family crest and stands for courage, vigilance and loyalty.
Family Motto: “Semper Fidelis” is Latin for “Always Faithful”
First found in county Galway where they were granted lands by Strongbow after the English Norman invasion of Ireland in 1172.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Lynch, who settled in Georgia in 1733 and Jeremiah Lynch, who settled in Virginia in 1638; Patrick Lynch settled at Prescot Ontario in 1825 with his wife and seven children.
Symbolism: Red represents warrior or martyr; military strength and magnanimity. Silver stands for peace and sincerity. The bends illustrate the scarf or shield suspender of a knight commander and signify defense or protection. The mermaid is the family crest and stands for eloquence.
Family Motto: “Crede Byron” is Latin for “Trust Byron”
First found in Lancashire, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Byron, who settled in the Barbados in 1664; Sunnell Byron settled in Virginia in 1663 and William Byron, who settled in Virginia in 1776.
An English Blessing
May your joys be as sweet
as spring flowers that grow.
As bright as a fire
when winter winds blow,
As countless as leaves
that float down in the fall,
As serene as the love
that keeps watch over us all.
We would like to thank our family and friends
for sharing with us this first day of our life together.
We feel especially fortunate to know so many
exceptional people. We hope that you have a
wonderful time at our wedding celebration this evening
and look forward to sharing many more happy
occasions with you in the years to come!
A special thanks to our parents for their love, support and guidance throughout the years, and for helping
to create this beautiful and momentous day.
An Irish Blessing
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortunes
and rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward.
Regretfully, some of our relatives are no longer with us
to celebrate our marriage. We feel they are here in spirit
and they will always be in our hearts. We would
like to remember our family with love:
The red roses throughout the ballroom are dedicated
in loving memory of Mrs. Mary Jo Byron,
the groom’s mother.
The floral arrangement in the front of the ballroom
is in memory of the grandparents:
Floyd and Irma Lynch,
Grandparents of the Bride
Joseph and Faye Barnes
Leonard and Iva Byron,
Grandparents of the Groom
We wish they were all here to enjoy our special day.
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