Novaween 13 Costumes and Contests

Novaween 13 Costumes and Contests

at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

October 31, 2019, a humid Thursday Halloween Night in St. Petersburg, Florida, welcomed our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween. Of course held here at our historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete. DTSP as we locals call it. This year we celebrated Novaween 13, St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only, wild and crazy, Halloween Costume Party!

Novaween 13 Costumes and Contests on Halloween Night 10-31-2019 at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

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Step Into Novaween 13

Step Into Novaween 13

at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

Thursday, October 31, 2019, Halloween Night, brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete. This year we celebrated Novaween 13, which was most assuredly St. Pete’s Favorite Adults Only Halloween Costume Party!

Step into Novaween 13 on Halloween Night 10-31-2019 at Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535

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Carolina Blue and Peach Downtown St. Pete Summer Wedding

From the owner Michael Scott Novilla, author of the hilarious new wedding and event planning book, It’s 5 AM Go Home:

Our goal is simple, to wow and delight our clients! So when I hear that Zach and Mare’t “knew from the moment they walked into NOVA 535…” that makes me smile brightly from inside my heart. Our Team NOVA loves helping, hosting, doing all those little proactive things that collectively add up to a wonderful experience, from start to finish, for all our guests! Congratulations to the lovely newlyweds, Mare’t and Zach who enjoyed their Carolina Blue and Peach Downtown St. Pete Summer Wedding!! 

Modern, Florida Bride and Groom in Outdoor Bamboo Courtyard, | Downtown St. Pete Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Colorful Multi-Cultural St Pete Wedding

From the owner, Michael Scott Novilla:

I enjoyed meeting and working with Judy and Casey on their multi-cultural St Pete wedding, a sweet, smart, fun couple from Gainesville; their families originating in Vietnam and Ireland. Two lovely countries, with long, complex histories, full of unique customs, delicious foods, and proud cultures. I’ve been lucky enough to visit both, most recently spending 90 days in Vietnam, and find their romantic match-up, perfectly delightful! Bamboo garden wedding ceremony with draped arbor at NOVA 535 | Multi-Cultural St Pete WeddingThey added their own flavor and personalities into NOVA 535, creating a warm, welcoming, fabulous multi-cultural St. Pete wedding ceremony and reception! I’m honored for their trust in Team NOVA 535! So let’s raise our glasses and toast to their health and happiness, with a hearty Cheers, Sláinte and Một hai ba dzô!!

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Metallic Industrial-Chic St. Pete Wedding 

From the owner of NOVA 535, Michael S. Novilla

“I’ve added the term Industrial-chic to my vocabulary, a sexier way to describe our intended NOVA 535 construction design elements. Bricks, steel, hardwood, wrought-iron, and ribbed glass; all are industrial, and yet also, what we referred to as timeless. Timeless elements. Like cool, hip, sexy and fun. A perfect way to describe our delightful clients Tom and Brittany, to whom I was most grateful for entrusting Team NOVA to deliver our promised 5-star experience for their Industrial-Chic St. Pete Wedding. Congratulations, you both look fantastic, enjoy your married life together! St. Pete wedding couple portrait at NOVA 535

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2019 Milkey Family Foundation Annual Fundraiser

2019 Milkey Family Foundation Annual Fundraiser

Friday, March 22, 2019, the Milkey Family Foundation returned once again to our historic Downtown St. Pete venue NOVA 535, for its annual Fundraiser. A true FUN-raiser, filled with warm smiles and as fabulous as always! Hosts Jeanne and Kevin Milkey were leading the way, showing us all that life is better when you are kind, generous AND know how to have a really great time! I think that’s why they return to NOVA 535 year after year, and we LOVE them for it! If you notice, everyone is smiling in all the photos, that speaks volumes to the Milkey team and its leadership!

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Romantic Pastel Outdoor Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From the owner: Michael Scott Novilla:

We are thankful Rabbie and Anita chose our historic venue to share their love with us all. For their outdoor downtown St. Pete wedding celebration. The love they share filled NOVA 535 with a warm and positive vibe. One matching their pastel colors and soft, romantic atmosphere. A day filled with love, hugs and well wishes. An evening that concluded as we sent them off into our big wide world as newlyweds. As one lovely married couple! Bride in lace wedding dress with blush and gray bouquet with groom in gray suit

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Vintage Gray and Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

Christian and Amanda’s unique vintage gray and blue wedding, love and respect for the historic 1920’s period from which our 535 building was constructed warms our bellies. Saving 535 from the filthy doggie daycare and spending 3 difficult years planning, designing and meticulously renovating 535, into NOVA 535, was so worth it. Worth it so creative, grateful, fun people like Amanda and hubby Christian could enjoy our space as their own. We’re honored and delighted to have shared our home with them for their lovely vintage gray and blue themed wedding. Congratulations!

Wedding portrait at bamboo gardens in St. Pete wedding venue Nova535

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Greenery Inspired Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner, Michael Scott Novilla

“So many different meanings to green and greenery, being green and green thumbs. Well I’ve always loved trees, the color green is that of life, my favorite, and I love when others share my love of green. We operate as a green eco-friendly company, paperless, and working hard to eliminate all single use plastic; recently eliminating plastic straws completely. All our single use “plastic’ is now compostable, eco friendly. Green is life, showcased by our massive bamboos, standing tall and proud in our private brick courtyard. Green also means Go. Go forth newlyweds, to love each other and enjoy your new lives together. Congrats to Kyle and Mariah, such a lovely couple!!

Industrial wedding ceremony with string light backdrop in downtown St. Pete at NOVA 535

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2018 Cox Media Group Holiday Party

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone from the fun and wild Cox Media Group! It’s Thursday December 13, 2018, and a warm welcome back to NOVA 535 for your annual Cox Media Group Holiday Party! Thank you all so much for choosing NOVA once again for your Holiday Festivities!! A super duper big thank you to Debbie McLean and Keith Lawless the COX Super Stars who worked so hard with us to make sure everything was Kick Ass Perfect!!  Tonight’s Theme was Grammy / Oscars Award Show, with red carpet and photos by the Step-n-Repeat!

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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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Novaween 12 Hosted by Sheldon Blake

Novaween 12 Hosted by Sheldon Blake
at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535, in beautiful downtown St. Pete, Florida.

2018 11-19 NOVAWEEN 12 Official Photos by Ann Coffman - Host Sheldon Blake

Friday, October 19, 2018 brought our annual Halloween Costume Party, Novaween, once again to historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete.  This year, since I was literally across the globe, sadly I missed my first ever Novaween. So, our amazing friend and world wide entertainer, Sheldon Blake, brought his colorful, magical energy and played host for us! We love you Sheldon Blake! Continue reading

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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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