Rooftop Design / September 2, 2018 / Juan M. Tate.
If you opt to have your ceremony on a roof set up your altar fairly close to one edge so that your guests will see the stunning backdrop behind you as you exchange your vows. It is easy to create an aisle simply by the way in which you arrange the chairs for ceremony seating. When having a ceremony in a location with no altar or obvious focal point it is important to create one to draw the eye. In a Jewish wedding there will be a chuppah which will serve that purpose. For couples of other faiths or secular ceremonies there are plenty of other great options. You could stand on a platform with tall potted trees on each side. Or cover an arbor with flowers and greenery for a rooftop garden wedding. Another idea is to suspend a piece of beautiful fabric behind the altar space with a table in front to define the area.
If theres an opportunity to utilize the rooftop of your housing unit (even more if its just an empty space) then consider creating your very own rooftop garden. Rooftop gardens are the best way to go when it comes to making good use of unused areas. But also take note that when you do have such a space for use make sure that its not against city and homeowner regulations. Whether its because you live in a city and have no space for a garden or because you want to utilize your roof for more gardening space a rooftop garden could be just the thing for you! From the tops of apartment buildings to roofs in suburbia rooftop gardens have become all the rage within the last couple years. So if youve been thinking about a garden like this or have just now realized its a possibility here are some things to know before you take on creating your perfect rooftop Eden.
Rooftop gardens are quite beautiful when developed the right way. Other than that here are a few more reasons why people (most especially gardeners) work into this kind of activity. Gardening up on the roof (whether it would be the planting of vegetables flowers or both) provides a means to promote the production of vegetables or plants within the city. So if youre into growing rooftop vegetable gardens or is just into flower gardening then this can be a means of lessening some costs on your part as you will rarely need to buy certain goods at the market should you run out of these.
One of the first things to consider when looking at roof venues is the environment around it. It is an outside wedding and you want to make sure that your little paradise will not be disrupted by the sounds of a busy highway below or a steady stream of airplanes above. Spend some time at each potential venue at the same time of day you would have your ceremony or reception start to get a good feel for what will be going on in the area at that time. Also take into consideration how windy the spot is and if there will be adequate shade on a hot sunny day.