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!!
Purple, Whimsical St. Pete Wedding
Christina and John married in downtown St. Pete not only because they have many friends and family nearby, but because they love the city.
“St. Pete has played a role in our relationship by offering us great festivals and unique local restaurants,” the bride explained.
Looking for a Florida wedding venue as lively and unique as the city they love, Christina and John landed on the historic downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535. The venue’s central location and ability to accommodate all of their guests were a main draw to the couple, but they were also impressed by NOVA’s versatility, and good service and communication.
“We wanted a place to go well with our personalities. We loved the exposed brick and the interesting lighting schemes NOVA 535 had to offer,” Christina gushed.
Great music was a must, so that “everyone could have a blast!” With NOVA 535’s DJ Jaey spinning tunes, all of Christina and John’s friends and family celebrated their union in true vibrant St. Pete fashion!
The couple’s whimsical St. Pete wedding featured color palette of dusty purples, pinks, and blues. One of Christina’s favorite wedding details was the custom cake topper.
“The figurines were of John, myself, Pearson (John’s daughter) and our pets. The boy pets wore bow ties, the girl pets wore veils!” the bride beamed.
Ceremony Venue: St. Raphael’s Catholic Church
Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Ashlee Hamon Photography
Planner: Ruby from NOVA 535
Caterer: Chives Innovative Catering
DJ: DJ Jay, NOVA 535
Dress: The Dressing Room, Eddy K
Hair and Make-up: Megan Fantle of Lasting Luxe
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 949–873–6682 or email Sales@NOVA535.com. We LOVE delighting our clients and guests!