Rooftop Design / September 8, 2018 / Juan M. Tate
Why get married on a rooftop? The view! Many roof venues overlook a marvelous vista. In the country you will see fields and flowers and perhaps a river or mountains. In the city a rooftop wedding is especially nice in the evening when the view will be lit up with thousands of twinkling lights below. Another reason to look for an elevated site in the city is that they may be your best bet to get a clear view of the blue sky above. In addition most cities have rooftops which boast beautiful gardens - sort of like a little slice of paradise hidden in the concrete jungle.
The style of a rooftop wedding can range in formality just like any other type of wedding would. In general a very full ballgown style wedding dress will feel like a bit much for a roof so if you want to wear something very fancy select a beaded gown with a more slim silhouette and make it dressier with a crystal necklace earring and bracelet set. A great idea for any outdoor ceremony is to select a veil which has a crystal beaded edge; not only will it be a beautiful complement to the crystal bridal necklace but the weight will help keep the veil from flying around too much in the breeze. Carefully inspect the surface of the rooftop site before selecting your wedding shoes and if it is at all bumpy or uneven opt for flats instead of high heels.
Rooftop gardens will help keep your house cooler naturally especially if you have a dark or black roof. Dark colors absorb and radiate heat. You could opt for a simpler garden consisting of potted plants or turn your roof into a garden. According to the City of Chicago turning your roof into the garden is known as a green roof system in which the garden will be separated from the hard roof and will be equipped to drain and supply nutrients and you may even consider installing an irrigation system in this type of garden. They suggest when planning out your rooftop garden that you should follow these four steps.