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

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding at NOVA 535

When the bride is a wedding planner herself, it can be difficult to find the perfect outdoor St. Pete wedding venue, but for this bride, she knew exactly which location to choose.

“We wanted a venue that reflected our theme, fit our budget, and did not require a lot to make it look amazing. I have worked with NOVA 535 for almost five years and have a great appreciation for the way the venue is run. They always strive for 5-star service and bend over backwards for each and every client,” the bride gushed. “That is the exact same service we received along with our nearest and dearest family and friends.“

Ruby and John married in downtown St. Pete because “it was like a mini-destination wedding without having to go too far.”

The theme was clean modern and romantic, a reflection of the Odessa bride and groom. The couple chose a black and white color palette with touches of elegant blush and gold for their outdoor St. Pete wedding.

“We’re not too fussy and did not want our wedding theme and decor to be fussy either.”

The couple, who said I do after spending 10 years together, shared that the most memorable moments took place during the outdoor ceremony in NOVA 535’s bamboo garden.

“Our two children stood with us as we said our vows and exchanged our rings. Those few moments we will cherish always,” the bride reminisced.

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding with Hurricane Lanterns on the Aisle, Bamboo and String Lights, and White Draped Ceremony Arch and Altar | Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Hurricane Lanterns on the Aisle, Bamboo and String Lights, and White Draped Ceremony Arch and Altar | Bride Wearing Cap Sleeve Ballgown Dress, Groom in White Jacket with Black Pants, Groomsmen in Black tuxedos, Bridesmaids in Black and Gold Dresses with White Bouquet | Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding Bridal Party Portrait, Bride in Princess Neckline Cap Sleeve Dress with Birdcage Veil, Bridesmaids in Black and Tan Floral Dress with Long Black Skirt, with Pastel Pink, White Floral and Greenery Bouquets | Bamboo Garden Courtyard Ceremony at Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White St Pete Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Elegant Black and White St Pete Wedding Reception Dessert Table with Three Tier Round White Cake with Pink Flowers on Gold Cake Stand, with Blush, Anemone, and White Rose Bouquet with Greenery, Votive Candles, and Textured Linen | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer and Videographer: Photo Announce It
Planner: Simply Perfect Weddings and More
Florist: 2 Birds
Caterer and Cake: Olympia Catering
Invitations: Paper! by Rubies and Pearls
DJ: DJ Jay, NOVA 535
Dress: Dillard’s
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: JCPenny
Hair and Make-up: Kristina Karin Designs

Anna Coats is the editor of  Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. 

If you are looking for a unique, modernized 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 9498736682 or email Sales@NOVA535.com. We LOVE delighting our clients and guests!

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Romantic, Gold Candlelit St. Pete Wedding Reception

From owner, Michael S. Novilla: Brooke and Mason, such a warm, lovely couple! Their romantic, elegant, simply yet classically decorated St. Pete wedding reception was so beautiful. Who doesn’t love and appreciate the warm glow of young, pure love? Of flickering candle lights? What is more romantic than that? Bravo!! Best to newly weds Mason and Brooke!!

Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall and Hanging Edison Bulb Lights | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Romantic, Gold Candlelit St. Pete Wedding Reception

Tampa natives Brooke and Mason knew that they wanted their wedding to be classic and elegant, but still ‘very fun and us,'” the bride shared. Looking for a St. Pete wedding reception venue that was spacious for their guests to mingle but would also be unique, they chose downtown event space NOVA 535.

“We loved NOVA 535 as soon as we saw it! It has so much space and they allowed us to personalize the space to make it feel like ‘us,'” !” Brooke gushed. “The service was incredible, it was the best choice we could have made!”

For their colors, the couple selected flowers in shades of purple, pink, and peach. At first Brooke had a hard time selecting a color for her bridesmaids and ended up choosing white, a classic color that complemented the groomsmen’s black tuxedos.

After a light and airy church ceremony, the guests arrived at St. Pete wedding reception venue NOVA 535 for a softly lit evening with fresh greenery and gold details, The romantic exposed brick walls of the venue were beautifully complemented by white draping, while suspended Edison bulbs twinkled from the ceiling.

One of Brooke’s favorite moments was dancing with Mason for their first dance, which was to a song that the groom’s sister had written and recorded to surprise the couple!

The night finished on a high note with a sparkler exit in NOVA 535’s outdoor bamboo courtyard.Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Halter White Floorlength Dessy Dresses, with Peach, Purple, White and Pink Flower with Greenery BouquetsIndoor Church Ceremony Exit Portrait with Floral Arch with Peach Roses, White and Purple and Pink Flowers with Greenery, and Palm Trees | Lutz FL Wedding Ceremony Venue Idlewild Baptist Church

Outdoor Bride and Groom Portrait, with Pink, Peach, Purple, White Floral and Greenery Bouquet, Groom in Black Tux with Red Flower Boutonniere

Historic Downtown St Pete Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Ceremony Venue: Idlewild Baptist Church
Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Sunglow Photography
Videographer: Jack Tinker and Ethan Upton
Day of Coordinator: Ruby from NOVA 535
Florist: 2Birds Events
Caterer: Affordable Catering
Cake: Home Sweet Home Cakes
DJ: DJ Jay, NOVA 535
Invitations: Minted and Shine Wedding Invitations
Dress Shop and Designer: The White Magnolia, Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Bella Bridesmaids, Dessy
Hair: Brittany Austin
Make-up: Silva Gamez
Photobooth: Boone’s Professional Events

Anna Coats is the editor of  Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. 

If you are looking for a unique, modernized 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 9498736682 or email Sales@NOVA535.com. We LOVE delighting our clients and guests!

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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!

Nighttime Outdoor Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with Purple and Greenery Bouquet and Boutonnière and Groom in Gray Suit | Outdoor Courtyard Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue NOVA 535

Purple Outdoor Modern St. Pete Wedding

Ashley and Steven wanted to get married in a St. Pete wedding venue that would be fun and appealing for all of their friends across a large range of ages. Looking for a space that was modern, but still warm and romantic, they fell in love with NOVA 535.

“I wanted somewhere cozy and with character, not a hotel ballroom. We wanted everything to take place in the same venue with great atmosphere and lighting,” the bride explained. “NOVA 535 was so beautiful: exposed brick, wood floors, lighting, a courtyard; it had modern feel and plenty of space.”

Not only was the unique wedding venue everything the bride and groom had been looking for their modern St. Pete wedding, but they were thrilled with the royal treatment they received.

“The service was incredible and exceeded our expectations. NOVA 535 is hands down the best wedding venue,” Ashley gushed. “They make wedding planning on your own easy. They took care of everything and treated us well on our big day, and they have great vendor recommendations.”Tall Purple White and Plum Rose Wedding Flowers with Fern Greenery in Tall Silver Vase
Outdoor Brick Courtyard Wedding Nighttime Ceremony Portrait With Hurricane Candle Lanterns Silver Chiavari Chairs and String Lights | Bamboo Courtyard Ceremony At Modern St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535
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Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Eva Photo Studio
Florist: Open Air Designs
Caterer: Delectables
Cake: Hands on Sweets
Band: DeLeon Band
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Transportation: Skyline Limousine
Dress: Allure
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Hair: Tina Patton
Makeup: Danielle Sabatello

Anna Coats is the editor of Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. 

 

At NOVA 535, we love custom creating each wedding, private party, corporate event and film shoot – just the way YOU want – and run them The NOVA Way. That’s why our clients adore NOVA and is just one of the many reasons NOVA 535 is the #1 rated venue in Tampa Bay, located in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida (DTSP).  After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust us with your memories today. http://nova535.com call / text 949-873-6682

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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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2017 Stories of Pride with OUTCOAST

On October 24th OUTCOAST hosted its 2017 Stories of Pride kickoff event at the historic DTSP venue NOVA 535,  in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. The event brought together LGBTQ organizations from around the region to celebrate those making a difference in the local community and to raise funds for the LGBTQ center in Puerto Rico. Nearly $1,000 was raised that evening.

2017 stories of PRIDE with OUTCOAST at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete CJ and Kevyn Robinson (of Kevyn R Salon) posed for photos with the event organizer.

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Navy Blue and Pink Boho Floral Inspired St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla:

Joseph Christopher Rovnak, “Chris” and lovely wife Nicole were wonderful clients, who created a gorgeous outdoor blush pink wedding ceremony at our historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, here in Downtown St. Pete! They married in our bamboo garden, which was highlighted with pink boho chic decor and then the guets when inside for a dramatic indoor ballroom reception. How cool was it to have such a beautiful wedding AND offer hot, delicious pizza to their guests! Yummy! Bravo to Nicole and Chris!Bamboo Outdoor Courtyard Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Groomsmen in Gray Suits with Floral Tie, Bridesmaids in Mismatched Blush and Rose Gold Dresses, with Rustic Bohemian Floral White Floral and Greenery Arch | 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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2017 Women’s March St. Pete

2017 Women’s March St. Pete
Held at Downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535.

Saturday February 4, 2017  4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The power of love is always greater than the power of hatred. And LOVE WOKE UP.

The organizing efforts for the Women’s March on Washington brought people together to organize against racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, climate change denial, sexual assault and domestic violence, ableism and xenophobia. United under one banner we have pledged to continue. We are pro-woman, pro-community, pro-sustainability, pro-love, pro-diversity and WE ARE CONTINUING THE MOVEMENT.

JOIN US. WE NEED YOU. TOGETHER WE CAN DO ANYTHING.

Please JOIN this Event and Invite your friends by hand. Find out how you can connect with others and build the peaceful movement together.

https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchpinellas/

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Please don’t bring food/drinks as food available from St. Pete Taco Lady and drinks through NOVA 535 cash bar. Thanks for your support!

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2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation Reception

2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Annual Donor Appreciation Reception

Sunday January 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
NOVA 535
535 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street North, St. Pete
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2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Annual Donor Appreciation Reception

To recognize donors who have helped to change the lives of our neighbors in need by investing a cumulative amount of $1000 or more during the past year. We also honor board members, past board members, and members of the Sister Margaret Freeman Planned Giving Society. During the evening the Sister Margaret Freeman award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated significant leadership and affinity to St. Petersburg Free Clinic both actively and financially. beacon-housest-petersburg-free-clinic-2

Join us as we search for new St. Petersburg Free Clinic Sponsors and while we show our undying gratitude to those wonderful benefactors we currently have!

DONATE to the SPFC

Or email michael(AT)nova535.com for event sponsorship opportunities! Thanks!!

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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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I make films like a girl

I make films like a girl. Well maybe not me, personally. See last night, Thursday August 18, 2016, instead of hosting my weekly Entrepreneur Social Club here at modernized historic venue NOVA 535, I spent time with WIFT. Wift who? Women In Film and Television. WIFT. WIFT Florida, specifically, tonight. The lovely ladies were here to schmooze, laugh and connect. To network and expand their contacts, and to enjoy time with fellow filmmakers, producers, directors, actors, cast and crew. Feature films and docs, web series and TV commercials, shorts and indie scripts, there was a bit of it all. The common thread here was the love of film. Everyone in attendance, no matter what set, or direction they’re coming from, are ALL film LOVERS. And some are lucky enough to do it for a living. Ready Set, ACTION!2016 0818 WIFT-Women-Film-TV-at-venue-NOVA-535-DTSP-phone-212605

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Griffin Retirement Party

Tonight daughter Erin Griffin brought together friends, family and fellow educators to celebrate the amazing educational career of her mother, during what we’ve titled the Ann Griffin Retirement Party…although Ann really doesn’t want to retire. She LOVES teaching others. Ann has dedicated 30+ years of her life helping educate…which takes an enormous amount of patience and fortitude….so a BIG congratulations (and much more) is due you Ann, bravo!!2016 0520 AnnGriffin-Retirement-NOVA535-DTSP-44

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Green and Blue Non Beach Florida Destination Wedding

Green and Blue Non Beach Florida Destination Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

It was wonderful working with Jessica and Jacob as they both really appreciated all of the painstaking work and details that went into restoring and renovating NOVA 535. Their working in architecture enabled them to use our building as part of the overall decorating in such a lovely way.  I’m always delighted when a couple who are in love, are smart and creative, come together to create a masterful art show – really that’s what this wedding was, in fact Zen may be a good word to describe. They only added just enough, the perfect complements to our building. to showcase their love for each other and for their guests. Congrats to Jacob and Jessica!!

White and Green Wedding Ceremony Decor with Exposed Brick Wall | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Video: Indie Market and the Importance of Shopping Local

On Saturday, September 5, the St. Pete Indie Market was held indoors at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. ‘Twas a stellar event, as usual, but was made even better by the layout, variety of vendors and, of course, air conditioning. Oh, sweet, sweet air conditioning. FLORIDA IS HOT, Y’ALL.

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