12/28/2011 12:27 pm ET | Updated Feb 27, 2012

Rooftop Parties: The Hottest New Wedding Trend

Leave raising the roof to the reception, and host your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, bachelorette party, after-party or wedding morning breakfast on the roof. Rooftop party settings are the new, hot trend, providing an elegant setting with a spectacular view, in a style that's purely you.

When Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo kicked off their wedding weekend, they welcomed friends and family to a sunset rooftop 'wedding shower' at the London Hotel in West Hollywood. Their rooftop party scene was set with white couches, chairs and ottomans for a lounge feel, a deejay spun music, and guests toasted them with martinis. The ultra-Tweeted photos from their event made this rooftop bash the new, hot soiree style.

Here are the top features of a rooftop wedding party:

Sharon Naylor

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