Navy, Silver and Merlot Red Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

It’s really cute how Mike and Ashley met, hold tight, you’ll find out below! They are such a delightful couple, who both really seemed to enjoy Team NOVA and our NOVA Way planning process. We believe in continuous improvement here, which  (we hope) always shows how much we truly LOVE OUR CLIENTS!  Of course, some clients are a whole lot easier to work with; that’d be Ashley and Mike! Two wonderful people now united as one. Congratulations to our newlyweds on your outdoor St. Pete wedding!!

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | outdoor st. pete wedding

Navy, Silver and Merlot Red Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

Ashley and Mike’s love began in downtown St. Pete, so naturally the couple were also married here.

“We have so many amazing memories here and had a lot of out-of-town guests coming and wanted them to have plenty of options for places to stay and things to do and see,” the bride explained.

The St. Petersburg couple searched for an outdoor St. Pete wedding venue with garden ceremony space and a relaxed vibe.

“We wanted something in or around St. Pete that wasn’t too formal, and I really wanted an outside ceremony. NOVA 535 had tons of hotels for our guests to choose from within a couple miles from the venue so that was convenient,” the bride gushed. “As soon as I walked inside the venue I said, ‘Take my money!’ I was in love with the courtyard area with the cafe lighting for the ceremony and thought the brick walls indoor were just gorgeous. It was perfect for the vibe we wanted.”

Modern, Unique Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | outdoor st. pete wedding

The bride and groom appreciated all inclusive wedding packages, which featured a coordinator, uplighting and entertainment.

“The more that I could simplify the process the better, so I loved that these were built in. The wedding coordinator Ruby and DJ Jaey were perfection. They kept the flow and party going the whole night, yet everything was still relaxed as we wanted it, ” Ashley explained. “I would recommended NOVA 535 to anyone who is looking for a venue. The staff was so incredibly kind to us throughout the whole process. You felt like they were excited for you and happy to be there at your wedding. If anything went wrong during the whole day, I wouldn’t have a clue because they just took care of it. We truly got to enjoy our entire day because of their level of service. They pulled everything together and made us feel like we were the most important people on the planet.”

Navy Blue Mis-Matched Bridesmaid Dresses with Red and Pink Wedding Bouquet with Greenery Bride and Groom Downtown St. Pete Wedding Portraits

The Proposal:
Mike and I met in downtown St. Pete underneath a giant, red “Caution” sign. This became a joke between the two of us while we were dating, that Mike should take this as a literal sign! He proposed under this sign the day after our second anniversary.

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Bamboo Garden | Modern, Unique Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | outdoor st. pete wedding

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted something in or around St. Pete that wasn’t too formal, and I really wanted an outside ceremony. I found NOVA 535 online and from the photos knew that I wanted to take a look there. As soon as I walked inside I said, “Take my money!” I was in love with the courtyard area with the cafe lighting for the ceremony and thought the brick walls indoor were just gorgeous. It was perfect for the vibe we wanted. They also have a package that includes alcohol, a DJ, wedding coordinator and staff to help with lighting/parking etc. The more that I could simplify the process the better, so I loved that these were built in. We met with the owner Michael and knew it was the perfect spot. It also had tons of hotels for our guests to choose from within a couple miles from the venue so that was convenient.

Bride and Groom First Dance | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

NOVA 535 is awesome! I would recommended them to anyone who is looking for a venue. The staff was so incredibly kind to us throughout the whole process. You felt like they were excited for you and happy to be there at your wedding. If anything went wrong during the whole day, I wouldn’t have a clue because they just took care of it which is perfect. We truly got to enjoy our entire day because of their level of service. They pulled everything together for our outdoor st. pete wedding and made us feel like we were the most important people on the planet. The wedding coordinator Ruby and DJ Jaey were perfection. They kept the flow and party going the whole night, yet everything was still relaxed as we wanted it.

Bride and Groom Downtown St. Pete Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Merlot Red and White Wedding Centerpieces with Greenery and Blue Linen

How would you describe your theme?
I always told them I wanted something comfortable and relaxed. Mike and I are both laid back and don’t prefer anything too formal or stuffy.

What were your colors?
I went with navy, silver and a deep wine/merlot color. The wedding was in January, so I wanted something that matched the season.

Merlot Red and White Wedding Centerpieces with Greenery and Blue LinenBride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535Bride and Groom Wedding Sparkler Exit | outdoor st. pete wedding

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Rad Red Creative
Florist: 2Birds Events
Caterer: Olympia Catering
Cake: Olympia Catering
DJ: DJ Jaey
Officiant: Groom’s Grandfather
Invitations: The Papery Company
Transportation: Rolls Royce of Tampa Bay (Dimmitt Automotive Group)
Dress Shop and Designer: Robyn Lynne Bridal & Formal Wear – Casablanca (ceremony dress) and Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique – Ivy & Aster (reception dress)
Hair & Makeup: Style Hair and Makeup
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Rehearsal Dinner: Hollander Hotel

Anna Coats - Wedding Blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay

Anna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.

If you are looking for a unique, modernized yet historic venue here in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida to host a wedding, reception, mitzvah or corporate event, then look no further. After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust NOVA 535 with your memories today. GET STARTED online, call / text 949-873-6682 or email Sales@NOVA535.com. At NOVA 535, We LOVE delighting our clients and guests!!

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