Royal Blue and White Spanish Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla:

Felicitaciones a nuestros hermosos novios! Mucha suerte para ti siempre, Rocio y Carlos. Ciao!

Blue and white wedding at NOVA 535

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Romantic, Outdoor Nighttime St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla:

I truly appreciate clients like Ronald and Alexa, who love my hometown St. Pete as much as I do. They chose to keep their very special day right here, in DTSP, trusting TEAM NOVA to get things just right. We designed NOVA 535 to be as open, welcoming and flexible as possible, so soon to be newlyweds could have their personal vision, executed 5-Star, “The NOVA Way!” Congrats to the lovely couple Alexa and Ronald!!

Bride with chapel veil at modern ceremony under string lights in bamboo garden at NOVA 535

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Elegant 1920’s Great Gatsby Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From NOVA 535 founder, Michael S. Novilla:

“Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” [The Great Gatsby]

How perfect was it for Steven and Danielle to desire a Great Gatsby themed wedding while choosing NOVA 535. Our 1920 built, red clay brick walled, hardwood floored, historic venue would have suited “Old Sport” himself. Team NOVA loved working with Danielle and Steven, and we are most appreciative of their trust in us, to create the atmosphere and vision they desired for thier big wedding day! Congrats to the lovely newly weds Danielle and Steven!!Bride and groom under string lights at St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535

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Minimalist Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner, Michael Scott Novilla:

What I love about our NOVA clients, is their range of “wants and wishes”, as team member Melissa Nguyen always puts it. Some clients want all the “bells and whistles” others want to create a fun, relaxed vibe so they can enjoy precious time with their loved ones. What’s great about NOVA 535 is that we can, because of the forethought and extra efforts from the beginning, easily please our clients; no matter what end of the spectrum they desire. We really enjoyed creating the atmosphere that perfectly suited our lovely couple Alec and Natalie. Which always makes me smile, because that’s exactly why we built NOVA 535, so Natalie and Alec could have it how THEY wanted to, withOUT all the potential extra stress and headaches they may have found elsewhere. They told us what they wanted and team NOVA made it happen. Yea!!  CONGRATS to our beautiful newlyweds bride Natalie and her hubby Alec!! (PS. I LOVE THIS PHOTO!!)

Modern string light ceremony backdrop in front of exposed brick wall at St. Pete wedding venue Nova 535

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Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Ruby and John Kevin, are family to us here at NOVA 535. Ruby has been a planner for her entire lifetime, and has worked with us for at least the last 5 years…wow how time flies. I remember her saying that, after (finally – hahaha) becoming a bride herself, she has even more empathy and patience for her (bridal) clients. Of course we were honored to host John Kevin and Ruby’s big day here at NOVA, as NONE of us could imagine them having it anywhere else! So much love and hugs to them all, all 4 of them now, with the newest addition little JK. So congratulations to our newly weds Ruby and JK, and their lovely “Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding.”

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St Pete Wedding Portrait, Bride in Cap Sleeve Ballgown Dress with Birdcage Veil and White and Pink Floral Bouquet, Groom in White Tuxedo Jacket with Black Pants and Bowtie | Bamboo Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535Elegant Black and White Outdoor St Pete Wedding Portrait, Bride in Cap Sleeve Ballgown Dress with Birdcage Veil and White and Pink Floral Bouquet, Groom in White Tuxedo Jacket with Black Pants and Bowtie | Bamboo Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

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Purple and Silver Traditional Meets Modern St Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: Ashley and Steven are so cute together! We love hosting clients who have their own unique wedding day visions and will trust Team NOVA to let us help them bring it to life!

This couple had such an casually elegant style, with just enough colors, flowers and details to fulfill their vision, without going over the top. PERFECT! Gorgeous, chic and casually fun; just like they are! Congrats to the lovely newlyweds Ashley and Steven!

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Vibrant Purple Whimsical St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: John and I are Boca Ciega High School buddies, though unfortunately we don’t spend much time together these days, so it was delightful for us to host his wedding here at NOVA! He’s (still) so handsome and his fabulous bride Christina is just beautiful, talk about great couple for social media! Our team NOVA loved producing their wedding day vision, so much color and love and life! Bravo and congrats to the most lovely newlyweds, John and Christina!! Nighttime Wedding Portrait with Sparklers in Historic Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535 Bamboo Garden with String Lights

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Bold, Colorful Purple and Blue Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

The sweet couple Christine and Jon created such a gorgeous, unique look and vibe for their wedding ceremony and reception here at NOVA 535. They shared their obvious love for each other, and for their attending guests, in our brick and bamboo courtyard with a lovely wedding ceremony. Then everyone went inside for dining, drinks and dancing! Congrats to our delightful newlyweds Jon and Christine! Best of Luck to you Both!!

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Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Joe and Kelley brought in such a lovely theme and use of colors for their wedding here at NOVA 535, they obviously have excellent design esthetics. I’m still thrilled when couples, who are obviously deeply in love, create such a gorgeous and uniquely personal atmosphere for their big day, and for their guests. Bravo to Kelley and Joe for sharing such a fabulous fairytale! And thanks again for trusting Team NOVA 535 for your wedding ceremony and reception!!

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

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Romantic, Modern Purple Indoor St. Petersburg, Florida Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Oh the sweetness of Mother Nature. She provides sunshine and a gorgeous sea breeze quite often here in Downtown St. Pete, Florida. What do you do when she seems to have other plans for your gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony? You trust NOVA 535! Our unique event space is versatile to suite every bride and groom’s needs (or bride and bride or groom and groom – we love everyone here!). Luckily when you rent the venue, the entire award-winning historic location is entirely yours. That being said, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, NOVA is on your side! Find out how a hurricane created an alternate plan for Kimberly and Stephen’s Romantic, Modern Purple St. Petersburg Wedding.

Modern Indoor Wedding Ceremony with White Altar and Brick Wall Backdrop | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Each year comes the St. Pete Art and Fashion Week, founded by the delightful Dona Crowley, of LUXE Fashion Group. This year the SPAFW week is September 13-16, 2017. On Thursday, May 4th we were lucky enough to enjoy some early fashion fabulousness. See Dona is one of our Entrepreneur Social Club members, and instead of our regular Thursday night meeting, we hosted her beautiful Luminescence “Blacklight” fashion show. Here happens to be at our ESC HQ, the one and only historic DTSP venue NOVA 535.

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

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60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

Growing up here in sunny St. Pete, Florida was a treat. I was lucky enough to live on the west side of town, near park street and Abercrombie Park, just south of the Garden Drive-In. After graduating from Bogie in 1986, I found myself out and about, doing the normal guy stuff. Drinking beers, chasing the ladies, riding bikes all over town, playing video games at Aladdin’s Castle, hanging at the TI Fun Center and of course, at some point we all ended up at The BIG CATCH. And that’s where I, like most everyone else of those days, ended up meeting Jon. The Jon LaBudde. Jon RENO LaBudde, our Buddy. The birthday boy, who tonight, April 29, 2017, at historic venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, aka DTSP, we gathered to shower with love, to honor and thank him for all that he’s done for us! How did we thank him? That’s the fun part! Read on and enjoy the 60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde!

60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

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50th Birthday with Friends Family and Fire

Growing up here in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida was certainly a treat. I was lucky enough to live on the west side of town, near park street and Abercrombie Park, just south of the Garden Drive-In. When I was 11 years old, another Michael moved into our neighborhood, and soon we were best of friends. Our neighborhood was filled with several families, so we always had plenty of playmates, for hide and go seek freeze-tag, kickball, Frisbee, soccer, tree climbing and lots and lots of bike riding. Mike was older and stronger and fell into the role of big brother and friend. We spent a ton of time together, certainly some of the best years of our lives. Fast Forward to tonight, as we celebrate with Friends Family and Fire!

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Romantic Navy Blue, Silver and Ivory St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Unfortunately I didn’t get to know Ime and Sarah as well as I’d of liked to, but what I do know is that they are a really sweet couple, obviously very much in love. Their smiles were always shining, lighting up everyone in the room around them; that kind of storybook love that Hollywood loves to write about. Sarah and Ime did a beautiful job adding just the perfect amount of personalized decorations at NOVA, as you can tell from these lovely photos. We were honored to host their special day here in our beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg. Congratulations to Sarah and Ime, much love and the best to you both!!

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Gold and Black New Year’s Eve Downtown St. Pete Wedding

New Year’s Eve Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

How much fun can a wedding be? Tons! Especially when you have such a delightful couple like Theresa and Josh, who are seriously in love, and getting married on the one day of the year that demands you throw a party! So what did we get here? Well a New Year’s Eve St. Pete Wedding at historic venue NOVA 535, that’s what!! Pop the champagne, hugs and kisses all around and, well of course congrats to our newlyweds Josh and Theresa!

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Portrait of Bride and Groom at Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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