Shimmering Gold and Blush Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception

From owner, Michael S. Novilla: Tracy and Andy are such a beautiful, classy couple, who know how to tie classic and modern elements together, creating this stunning, gorgeous wedding reception here at NOVA 535. We were honored and delighted to host them here, what Anna has aptly described as a “Shimmering Gold and Blush Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception.” Best to the lovely newly weds Andy and Tracy, congrats from Team NOVA!!

Gold and Pink Multicultural St Pete Wedding Reception with White Draping, Hanging Traditional Chinese Wedding Dress and Characters, Round Tables with Satin Linens, Gold Fabric Covered Chairs, Extra Tall Pink FLoral and Greenery Centerpieces in Glass Vases with Hanging Jewels | Downtown St Pete Unique Wedding Reception Venue NOVA 535

Shimmering Gold and Blush Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception

Tracy and Andy’s multicultural St. Pete wedding at unique event venue NOVA 535 shimmered in gold and blush, dramatic draping, while traditional Chinese elements honor the bride’s cultural heritage.

After an outdoor ceremony at nearby Sunken Gardens, filled with white and pink florals, guests arrived at the historic downtown St. Pete wedding reception venue. They found a dazzling feast for the eyes with tables of pink satin linens, extra tall centerpieces with extravagant white flowers and glittering jewels, and twinkling votive candles in gold holders.

Dramatic white draping stood out beautifully from the NOVA 535’s exposed brick walls, while the large dance floor invited guests to celebrate the evening.

Though the showstopper of the night was the stunning traditional Chinese wedding dress in the spotlight above the couple’s sweetheart table, highlighted by dramatic lighting  provided by the venue, truly blending this bride and groom’s multicultural St. Pete wedding.

Outdoor Garden Wedding Bridal Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in One Shoulder Blush Pink Dresses, Bride in Strapless Lace Column Wedding Dress, with White and Blush Pink Rose Bouquets | St Pete Wedding Ceremony Venue The Sunken Gardens

Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Bridal Portrait wearing Jeweled Stiletto Shoes with Custom I DO in Blue Rhinestones on Soles

Outdoor Garden Wedding Ceremony Portrait, with White Folding Chairs with Pink and White Flowers, Pearl Beads, and Gold Ribbon, Bridesmaids in Off the Shoulder Blush PInk Dresses, Groomsmen in Gray Suits | St Pete Wedding Ceremony Venue The Sunken Gardens

Outdoor Garden Wedding Portrait, Groom in Gray Tuxedo with White Bowtie and White Floral with Greenery Boutonniere

Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Hanging Traditional Chinese Wedding Dress and Characters, White Draping, Oversized Votive Candles in Glass Holders and Mr and Mrs Signs | Downtown St Pete Wedding Reception Venue NOVA 535

Gold and Pink Wedding Reception with Round Tables with Satin Linens, Gold Fabric Covered Chairs, Extra Tall Pink FLoral and Greenery Centerpieces in Glass Vases with Hanging Jewels | Downtown St Pete Unique Wedding Reception Venue NOVA 535

Gold and Pink Multicultural St. Pete Wedding Reception with White Draping, Hanging Traditional Chinese Wedding Dress and Characters, Round Tables with Satin Linens, Gold Fabric Covered Chairs, Extra Tall Pink FLoral and Greenery Centerpieces in Glass Vases with Hanging Jewels | Downtown St Pete Unique Wedding Reception Venue NOVA 535

Blush Pink and Gold Multicultural St Pete Wedding Reception with Three Tier Square Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers, Gold Glitter Chinese Character Cake Topper, on Gold Cake Stand with Votive Candles on Textured Linen | Unique Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Creative Industrial Indoor Bride and Groom Portrait, Bride in Lace Column Strapless Dress, Groom in Gray Tuxedo, with Neon Green Light Art

Ceremony Venue: Sunken Gardens
Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Jonathan Fanning Photography
Planner: Sandy Rule Events
Florist: Conceptbait
Caterer: Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Cake: Publix
DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates
Officiant: Sensation Ceremonies
Invitations: Invitation Consultants
Transportation: Network Limousine
Dress: Allure Bridal
Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair and Makeup: Destiny & Light Hair and Makeup Group

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

Candlelit St. Pete Wedding Reception with Champagne and White Linens, Pillar Candles in Glass Holders with Greenery Centerpiece and Gold Printed Paper Table Number Card, Hanging Edison Bulb String Lights | Downtown St Pete Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535St. Pete Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Greenery Garland, and Peach Rose, Pink, White, Magenta, and Purple Flowers with Greenery Low Centerpiece in Glass Vase with Gold ChargersSt. Pete Wedding Reception First Dance Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall and Hanging Edison Bulb Lights | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535  St. Pete Wedding Reception

Outdoor Garden Sparkler Wedding Exit Portrait in Bamboo Courtyard with String Lights, Bride in Strapless Ballgown Layered Hayley Paige Dress | Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 - St. Pete Wedding Reception

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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Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, January 28 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples who are planning a wedding? Put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms at our next Bridal Show with Simpl Events in Downtown St Petersburg, Florida!

Vendor Registration Click Here!

Are you a bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaid, or friend of the bride who needs some ideas and inspiration, or a little help pulling it all together in time for the wedding? Come chat with the top wedding professionals in the Tampa Bay area at our next bridal show in St Pete! There is no cost for brides, grooms, and their guests to attend our shows. However, tickets are required.

Guest Registration Click Here!

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and their guests to get ideas and inspiration, figure out their wedding budget, determine their priorities, and get their questions answered about wedding photography and video, catering, wedding planning, flowers, reception venues, transportation, lodging, and much more! And our bridal shows are an exciting place for wedding professionals to meet and talk to local brides in a “no-pressure” setting to show off their products, services, and expertise!

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Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, October 22 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples who are planning a wedding? Put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms at our next Bridal Show with Simpl Events in Downtown St Petersburg, Florida!

Vendor Registration Click Here!

Are you a bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaid, or friend of the bride who needs some ideas and inspiration, or a little help pulling it all together in time for the wedding? Come chat with the top wedding professionals in the Tampa Bay area at our next bridal show in St Pete! There is no cost for brides, grooms, and their guests to attend our shows. However, tickets are required.

Guest Registration Click Here!

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and their guests to get ideas and inspiration, figure out their wedding budget, determine their priorities, and get their questions answered about wedding photography and video, catering, wedding planning, flowers, reception venues, transportation, lodging, and much more! And our bridal shows are an exciting place for wedding professionals to meet and talk to local brides in a “no-pressure” setting to show off their products, services, and expertise!

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Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, July 30 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples who are planning a wedding? Put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms at our next Bridal Show with Simpl Events in Downtown St Petersburg, Florida!

Vendor Registration Click Here!

Are you a bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaid, or friend of the bride who needs some ideas and inspiration, or a little help pulling it all together in time for the wedding? Come chat with the top wedding professionals in the Tampa Bay area at our next bridal show in St Pete! There is no cost for brides, grooms, and their guests to attend our shows. However, tickets are required.

Guest Registration Click Here!

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and their guests to get ideas and inspiration, figure out their wedding budget, determine their priorities, and get their questions answered about wedding photography and video, catering, wedding planning, flowers, reception venues, transportation, lodging, and much more! And our bridal shows are an exciting place for wedding professionals to meet and talk to local brides in a “no-pressure” setting to show off their products, services, and expertise!

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Bridal Show with Smpl Events

Bridal Show with Smpl Events at NOVA 535 Sunday, May 7 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Are you a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples who are planning a wedding?
Put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms at our next bridal show in St Petersburg, Florida!

Vendor Registration Click Here!

Are you a bride, groom, mother-of-the-bride, bridesmaid, or friend of the bride who needs some ideas and inspiration, or a little help pulling it all together in time for the wedding? Come chat with the top wedding professionals in the Tampa Bay area at our next bridal show in St Pete! There is no cost for brides, grooms, and their guests to attend our shows. However, tickets are required.

Guest Registration Click Here!

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and their guests to get ideas and inspiration, figure out their wedding budget, determine their priorities, and get their questions answered about wedding photography and video, catering, wedding planning, flowers, reception venues, transportation, lodging, and much more! And our bridal shows are an exciting place for wedding professionals to meet and talk to local brides in a “no-pressure” setting to show off their products, services, and expertise!

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Kim and Alan’s Downtown St. Pete Valentine’s Day Inspired Wedding

From Owner Michael S Novilla:
Kim and Alan have such a romantic story; they had their first date on Valentine’s Day, complementing their personal love story. It’s always a pleasure to have clients that are obviously in love, intelligently build a great team and work together to create their “perfectly unique vision” of their wedding ceremony and reception. Congratulations to the Alan and Kim, you all did it masterfully. I hope your every day together reminds you both of your magical Valentine’s Day inspired wedding!

Outdoor, Nighttime St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony Aisle with Pink Uplighting and Aisle of Flowers | St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | valentine's day inspired wedding

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Simple Weddings Spring 2016 Bridal Show

Join Simple Weddings for our returning fabulous Bridal Show on Sunday April 17, 2016 from Noon to 3:00 pm with the area’s top wedding vendors here at St. Pete’s most upscale wedding and reception venue NOVA 535.

How Much?
Brides and Grooms are free but you must reserve a ticket using THIS LINK.

Our bridal shows in St Petersburg are a fun way for brides and grooms to get ideas, inspiration, deals, and discounts when planning a Tampa Bay wedding and reception!

If you’re planning your wedding, register below for one of our upcoming bridal shows in St Pete using the Guest Registration option and come meet some of the Tampa Bay area’s best wedding professionals at some of St Pete’s most unique and interesting wedding and reception venues! For more information, be sure to check out our FAQs for brides.

Are you a VENDOR? (click for info and registration)

If you’re a wedding vendor or other professional who caters to young couples, register below for one of our upcoming bridal shows in St Petersburg using the Vendor Registration option and put your business in front of hundreds of local brides and grooms! For more information, be sure to check out our vendor FAQs and bridal show booth tips.

WHERE?

NOVA 535 is located at 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr Street North, St. Pete, Florida 33701
Parking and Directions to NOVA 535

MORE INFO
Please contact Jeff Copeland of SMPL Events at 727-235-7988

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A Hilarious Super Man Marries his Wonderful Woman

I’ve always enjoyed game shows: the Price is Right, Hollywood Squares, $100,000 Pyramid, Jeopardy, Who’s Line is It Anyways? and so on. And I’ve always dreamed of creating my own.  So after opening NOVA 535, I was enjoying some conversations with my amigo “Skeie”; we were reliving the glory of the old Gong Show. Fast forward a bit. I was lucky enough to meet Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson, founder of the Best of the Bay Improve Troupe Got Jokes?. So what does this have to do with my friend Chuck and Sofia’s wedding? Hang tight, we’ll be right back after these commercial messages!

Chuck and Sofia Glass Wedding at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

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5 Unique Wedding Party Gifts

As a wedding party member, bridesmaids and groomsmen typically have to shell out quite a chunk of dough to participate in the happiest day of your life. Sure, they may get access to an open bar and choice of chicken or fish, but between rehearsals, writing speeches, throwing bachelor/ette parties and generally making sure their soon-to-be-wed friends and family members don’t lose their sh*t, they put in a lot of work for you.

Here are 5 unique wedding party gifts that will show them how much you appreciate all they do:

1. Artisanal soaps, bath & beauty products

Bodhi Basics soap downtown St. Pete

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Simple Weddings Bridal Show

2015 04-26 Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Simple Weddings Bridal Show at NOVA 535

Tickets are required for entry and include access to venue, music and entertainment, free food from the area’s top caterers, and free soft drinks for kids. Cash bar will be available for for guests 21 and up. Come see why NOVA 535 is the regions #1 wedding venue.

TICKET LINK

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Now introducing the lovely newlyweds Mrs and Mrs

Change, in this case, is a good thing. See we here at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida, have been marrying people since opening, back in February 2008. “Marrying” two consenting adults who love, respect and want to make a lifetime commitment to each other. Most of the time they were called weddings, occasionally “Commitment Ceremonies”. So why the different labels for the exact same event?

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BABC Bridal Gown Sale

2014 11-09 Sunday
11:00 am – 1:00pm  VIP Event
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm  GENERAL ADMISSION

Meet distinguished Bridal Partners, with lots of exciting give-a-ways, all while supporting Brides Against Breast Cancer with this BABC Bridal Gown Sale at NOVA 535. Not limited to brides, bring your friends! Cash bar open all day so come and enjoy a bloody mary or mimosa with your girlfriends while you shop for your perfect wedding gown!

BUY TICKETS

VIP Event on Sunday November 9, 2014
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$30 for Bride + Guest
$20 for Each Additional Guest
($35/$25 at door)

General Admission  1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$5 per Ticket

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I was told that Mexican Weddings were different and well..

and well maybe they are. On this beautifully hot July afternoon of 2014, at St. Pete’s favorite wedding venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space here in downtown St. PeteLeonor and Margarito, friends forever, tie the knot in what they and several of their friends described to me as a “Mexican Wedding.”  Hmmm, exactly am I in store for? 2014-07-12-Leonor-and-Margarito-Summer-Mexican-Wedding-Fiesta-at-NOVA-535-downtown-StPete (29)

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Pinball bride marries her Mario Brothers loving sweetheart

We’ve hosted a ton of cool, unique weddings and most all are fun in their own way. Lot’s of smiling brides and grinning grooms, yet every so often we’ll get the type of clients that spend most of their time laughing, actually enjoying themselves like they were spending the day at the amusement park. A cool thing about NOVA 535 Unique Event Space here in downtown St. Pete, is that we allow our clients to do just that. Create their own amusement park right here in our venue. Christi and Adams’s wedding here in June of 2014 was one of these especially enjoyable events. Their theme was “Love is a two player game”, so the pinball machines (I LOVE PINBALL), the Mario Brothers cookies, the COLORFUL brides maids dresses and son on were perfect for today’s festivities!2014-06-13-Pinball-bride-marries-her-Mario-Brothers-loving-sweetheart-at-NOVA-535-downtown-St-Pete-88

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