French-Inspired Marie Antoinette Luxurious St. Pete Wedding

From owner, Michael S. Novilla:

Wow! After 1,000+ 5-star events produced here at NOVA 535, I’ve seen my historic venue dressed up in ALL kinds of incredibly beautiful ‘outfits’; from classic to country, wild and crazy to futuristic, and more. But Staci, Carrie and their incredibly talented team of ladies and gents involved in this gorgeous, styled shoot really blew me away! Tres Bien!!

Marie Antoinette French Styled Bridal Portrait with Tropical Fan Style Wedding Bouquet and Creative Statue Decor and Reception Lounge in High Neck Lace Ballgown Wedding Dress | Luxurious St Pete Wedding | Unique Downtown Venue NOVA 535

French-Inspired Luxurious St. Pete Wedding

This luxurious St. Pete wedding styled shoot, inspired by Marie Antoinette featured and opulent French-inspired design. Such an out-of-the box theme required a unique downtown St. Pete wedding venue, NOVA 535.

Three brides styled like the 18th century French Queen enjoyed tea with floral cake pops, whimsical desserts, and an ornate gold and pink masterpiece of a cake while being surrounded blooming tropical florals, extravagant furnishings, and a mix of modern uplighting and rich fabrics.

French Inspired Marie Antoinette Brides Portrait in Blush Ballgown Wedding Dresses with Tropical Florals and GOBO on Drapery | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Unique Downtown Venue NOVA 535

Modern Wedding Reception with Unique Vintage Inspired Furniture and Linens, Tropical Orange, Pink, and Purple Rose with Greenery Centerpieces in Tall Gold Vases, and Drapery with Purple Uplighting | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Historic Downtown Venue NOVA 535

Transforming the luxurious St. Pete wedding venue into a scene fit for the French court was a contrast that UNIQUE Weddings and Events planner Staci Mandikas was excited to execute.

“When we were determining the concept for this photoshoot, we wanted to do something that was grand and elegant, but most importantly, contrasted the urban atmosphere of NOVA 535,” Staci explained. “We wanted to take the grandeur of the time – heavy fabrics, ornate designs and extravagance, and put it into modern time.”

Staci’s goal was to inspire couples with a strong concept that she could contrast with an unexpected location.

“A couple that has a grand and elegant theme may not normally consider a modern and urban venue like NOVA 535, but we wanted to show how you can. It’s about creating the unexpected.”

The dramatic fabric draping with GOBO lighting added a soft, romantic feel showcasing that this unique downtown St. Pete wedding venue is truly versatile!

French Marie Antoinette Inspired Wedding Reception Lounge Decor Statue with Tropical Flowers and Greenery | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Unique Venue NOVA 535

French Inspired Marie Antoinette Bridal Portrait with Cascading Natural Tropical Wedding Bouquet in Ballgown Wedding Dress, Candelabras and High Back Lounge Sofa and Light Projection | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Unique Downtown Venue NOVA 535

Stylish Wedding Lounge Decor with Modern Furnishings, Tropical Florals, and Purple Uplighting | Luxurious St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Modern Wedding Reception with Unique Vintage Inspired Furniture and Linens, Tropical Orange, Pink, and Purple Rose with Greenery Centerpieces in Tall Gold Vases, and Drapery with Purple Uplighting | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Unique Downtown Venue NOVA 535

Tall French Inspired Wedding Reception Centerpiece with Pink, Orange, and Purple Roses with Tropical Greenery in Gold Vase | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Downtown Historic Venue NOVA 535

Three Tiered Round Wedding Cake with White Floral and Gold Gilded Frame Mini Portrait and Pink Ribbon Icing Decor on Antique Gold Cake Stand | Luxurious St Pete Wedding at Venue NOVA 535

French Inspired Marie Antoinette Brides in Blush Ballgown Wedding Dresses with Tropical Florals | Luxurious St. Petersburg Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography
Videographer: Scatter Brothers
Planner: Staci from Unique Weddings and Events
Florist: Tailored Twig
Linen Rentals: Over the Top Linen Rentals
Rentals: Style House Rentals
Charger Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Flatware and Plateware Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rentals
Cake: A Piece of Cake
Cake Pops: Sweetly Dipped Confections
Invitations: URBANcoast
Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe
Dress: Truly Forever Bridal
Models: Porchilla Charlton, Karla Mastracchio, DeLissa Silva

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 onlineor 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 1920. #1 Rated Venue. Since 2008.

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