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

Elegant 1920’s Great Gatsby Inspired St. Pete Wedding

Danielle and Steven’s Great Gatsby inspired St. Pete wedding featured a 1920’s art deco flair with a bold black, gold, and red color palette.

“We have always loved the story of the Great Gatsby. We also love the style of the art deco period and all the glam, class, and excitement from the roaring twenties,” the bride explained. “We wanted our wedding reception to feel and look like the 1920’s. I wanted touches of sparkles and gold everywhere, dramatic bold red roses wherever there was room, and romantic candlelight all over the room.”

The bride and groom’s vintage glam theme required a unique space, and downtown St. Pete’s NOVA 535 was just what they were looking for.

“We wanted something different, something that was local to St. Pete with history and character. NOVA 535 does a lot with the community, and the building is stunning inside and out,” the bride gushed. “I heard from several people around the city that NOVA throws a great party. It also fit the part for our 1920’s theme. The entire staff was so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect for our special day.”

Looking back, the end of the night was one of the most memorable moments from Danielle’s wedding day.

“We did a sparkler exit from NOVA, and as we were leaving, the DJ Jaey played New York, New York by Frank Sinatra. The song was perfect because I’m from New York, we’re both huge New York Yankee fans, and we took our first vacation together in New York. We waved goodbye to everyone and left on a horse and carriage. When we watched everyone disappear in the distance, we just looked at each other and couldn’t believe how perfect our day and night was. It was a dream come true!” Danielle reminisced.

Glam champagne downtown St. Pete bridal party with red bouquets
Downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535
Glam black and red reception at downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535
Glam red and gold sweetheart table with string light backdrop at St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535
Glam black, white, and gold Art Deco wedding cake at St. Petersburg wedding at NOVA 535

Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Cara da Hart Lewis Photography
Planner & Coordinator: Ruby at NOVA 535
Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Our Lady of Grace Church
Florist: The Brides Boquet
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering
Rentals: Mens Warehouse
Cake: The Artisitc Whisk
DJ: DJ Jay at NOVA 535
Officiant: Deacon Mike
Invitations: Invitation Galleria
Transportation: Alpha Limousine
Dress Shop: Cici’s Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Femme Aoki
Additional Wedding Vendors: Covadonga Cigars, St Pete Carriages, Snapshoot Photobooth

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

At NOVA 535 we make sure YOUR Event is 5-Star, that’s The NOVA Way! GET STARTED online, or email Sales@NOVA535.com so we can make it easy for you to host your Wedding, Party or Film Shoot at our 2-Story Modernized Venue, with Private Brick and Bamboo Courtyard. Built in 1920. #1 Rated Venue. Since 2008.

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