Libby and Keith's Wedding
This one was Over the Top!
Libby Wightman and Keith Rocco are two of the greatest people on earth. To those who know them, they need no introduction. If you don't know them, you will find lots of photos of them on these pages. They can be counted on to wear the finest in high style vintage wherever they appear. They are warm, friendly, great dancers, and they comprise two thirds of the Rhythm Section for the band Jump Alley.
Not only that, but they are also fantastically successful in their non-dance lives. Libby is the Insurance guru for Edinboro, Virginia. Keith is world famous as a painter of militaria specializing in the Napoleonic Wars, the Civil war, and World War II. Libby and Keith are a fun couple and loved by all.
Their wedding raised the bar to new heights for swing/vintage ceremonies. Things began with a very nice service that had a wonderfully uplifting tone. Libby and Keith are a big part of their community and I sensed that the ceremony was a very sincere celebration of joy.
The reception was held at a place called American Celebration on Parade, which is a museum of Floats from major parades (like the Rose Bowl or Presidential Innaugurations.) Imagine a VERY big room filled with 40 foot high polar bears, or Dumbo, or a fire breathing dragon. Everything was in super scale. In the middle of this was a very nice dance floor and tables. Libby had decorated each table with artifacts that personalized the relationship between the indiviual guest and the Bride and Groom (Photos, memorabilia, etc.) This, alone was one of the most touching aspects of the event because the diverse guests could pass around the artifacts and get to know one another.
After milling around and snacking on appetizers, the guests were treated to a spectacular display. A drum roll, a spotlight, and a garage door opened. The bride and groom made a dramatic entrance in their 1939 Buick Special, which was parked under a replica of the Spirit of St. Louis.
The band was For Dancers Only, a Winchester organization. They were VERY GOOD> They had a lot of power and did justice to the big band classics of yore.
This was one of the very nicest swing Weddings that we have attended. Thanks a whole lot to two wonderful people!!
"You may kiss the Bride"
Keith and Libby Rocco
Libby got this 1940s vintage dress on e-bay
The Grand Entrance
Bride, Groom, and 1939 Buick Special
The First Dance
Libby and son, Brett
Libby and son, Justin
keith's Nephew, Anthony (in a mini Zoot Suit...)
All the Ladies (on a Sphinx Float...)
Chrissy, Karyn and the 1939 Buick Special
Chrissy and Mike Hall-Reis
Lynn and Ted
Everyone had a lot of fun!
Karyn and Frank
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