Bold, Colorful Purple and Blue Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

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

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!!

Christine and Jon’s elegant downtown St. Pete wedding featured bold colors of purple, blue, and green, with touches of gold.

NOVA 535 had everything the St. Petersburg bride and groom were looking for in a wedding venue: multiple ceremony and reception areas, with a classy, romantic setting that their guests would enjoy.

“We both knew we wanted the ceremony and reception in one place. NOVA 535 is pretty much one-stop shopping, because they provide so much that it takes a lot of weight and worries off one’s shoulder when planning a wedding,” Christine shared.

The groom’s focused on the music and food, while Christine put personal touches on the décor, even creating the drapery that hung as a backdrop to their outdoor wedding ceremony in the NOVA 535 bamboo garden!

“We wanted a party atmosphere, but something still elegant. The venue is spacious and provided so much, such as the lighting, DJ and awesome sound system, liquor, and a coordinator who is excellent in working with the couple in bringing their ideas to life!” the bride gushed.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer and Videographer: Jonathan Hickson from FifthGen Films
Planner/Coordinator: Ruby Thomas from NOVA 535
Florist: 2 Birds Events
Caterer: Amici’s Catering
Cake: Sweetly Dipped and Artistic Whisk
DJ: DJ Jaey, from NOVA 535
Invitations: Made by myself via
Dress Shop and Designer: CC’s Boutique – Jim Hjelm
Veil – Julia Belles Veil, Etsy
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: Macy’s – Adrianna Papell
Hair: Tish Hankerson from Salon Brazyl
Makeup: Beauty By Brenda
Additional Wedding Vendors: Staybridge Suites, Downtown St. Petersburg

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

Searching for your perfect blank canvas? Here in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida, NOVA 535 is the top rated venue to host a wedding, reception, mitzvah or corporate event! Known for memorable and award-winning events, and run 5-Star, that’s The NOVA Way! GET STARTED online, call / text 949-873-6682 or email We LOVE delighting our clients and guests!!