Romantic Pastel Outdoor Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From the owner: Michael Scott Novilla:

Rabbie and Anita are so obviously in love, it’s delightful that they chose our historic venue for their outdoor downtown St. Pete wedding. The love they share filled NOVA 535 with a warm and positive vibe, matching perfectly with their pastel colors and soft, romantic atmosphere. We were honored and overjoyed to host them and their families for thier big day, and with more love and hugs and well wishes we send them off into our big wide world as newly weds and one happily married couple!

Bride in lace wedding dress with blush and gray bouquet with groom in gray suit

Romantic Pastel Outdoor Downtown St. Pete Wedding

Anita and Rabbie’s outdoor downtown St. Pete wedding was the perfect blend of modern, romantic, and rustic elements.

“I would describe our wedding style as slightly rustic but soft and romantic. I wanted something somewhat simple and romantic that wasn’t too overstated,” the bride explained.

The couple has lived in St. Petersburg for the past four years, so the bride and groom wanted to host a local affair.

“We really just love downtown St. Pete and the whole feel of the city. It is very ‘us,'” Anita explained.

The NOVA 535 Wedding Experience:

The bride and groom’s pastel color palette of rose and dusty blue complemented the soft romantic vibe, while NOVA 535 brought the modern with its industrial brick walls. Anita and Rabbie shared that they were on the hunt for a place that fit their personalities, and NOVA was the perfect fit.

“We instantly fell in love with NOVA 535 and immediately knew we wanted our wedding there. It was a beautiful venue with the brick, bamboo, and string lighting, and there was plenty of room!” the bride gushed.

The impeccable service from the NOVA 535 team ensured that Anita and Rabbie’s wedding day was all smiles.

“Our wedding coordinator, Ruby, was amazing on the day of, helping in every way possible and making things run smoothly, making us feel special on our day,” the bride shared.

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Ceremony/Reception Venue and Rentals: NOVA 535
Photographer: Kéra Photography
Planner: Ruby Dolce (NOVA 535)
Florist: Woodland Flower Co
Caterer: Gaston’s Catering
Cake: Designer Cakes and Desserts
DJ: DJ Jaey (NOVA 535)
Officiant: Rich Tiemann
Invitations: Penelopes Paper Pantry
Dress Shop and Designer: CC’s Bridal Boutique – Allure Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress Shop and Designer: CC’s Bridal Boutique – Bill Levkoff
Hair: Art by Izzy

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

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
No Limits. No Stress.
We do all the work and you have all the fun!  Blending Your Vision with Our 5-Star Results at our Modernized 2-Story Downtown St. Pete Venue, Built 1920.
Locally Owned, since 2008.

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Vintage Gray and Blue Downtown St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

Christian and Amanda’s unique vision, 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. Congratulations!

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Vintage Downtown St. Pete Wedding

Amanda and Christian’s vintage wedding dreams came true at their downtown St. Pete wedding at historic downtown St. Pete wedding venue NOVA 535.

“I am an old soul at heart, who should have been alive either in the 1920’s or the 1960’s. I choose both of those eras to inspire our wedding, from the gown I wore, down to props used during our reception,” the bride explained. “I love a good vintage vibe and wanted my guests to feel the same.”

The bride and groom’s romantic vintage vibes and gray and blue color palette were the perfect match for NOVA 535’s exposed brick walls, which was an important detail to Amanda and Christian when searching for their downtown St. Pete wedding venue.

“I looked for a building with character but that didn’t already have a defined style. I knew my venue had to have exposed brick, but couldn’t feel overwhelming as we wanted to keep our guest list small,” Amanda shared. “I love exposed brick walls and was looking for something I could really turn into my own.”

The NOVA staff worked hard to make the wedding planning process as smooth as possible, giving the couple the full NOVA 535 guest experience!

“NOVA fit all my criteria and our planner, Ruby, was wonderful to work with,” the bride raved. “She helped make every step of the way seem manageable and helped me work through the million ideas that Pinterest throws at brides to be!”

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535
Photographer: Mari Sabra
Flowers: The Hen House
Planning: Ruby, NOVA 535
DJ: Eric Harding at Grant Hemond & Associates
Invitations: Paper Source
Caterer, Rentals and Cake: Olympia Catering
Dress: Watters from White Magnolia
Hair and Makeup: Caroline Stafford and Yanna
Officiant: Deidra Badaro

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

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
No Limits. No Stress.
Blending Your Vision with Our 5-Star Results at our Modernized 2-Story Downtown St. Pete Venue, Built 1920. #1 Rated Event Company Since 2008.

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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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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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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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Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Ruby and John Kevin, are family to us here at NOVA 535. Ruby has been a planner for her entire lifetime, and has worked with us for at least the last 5 years…wow how time flies. I remember her saying that, after (finally – hahaha) becoming a bride herself, she has even more empathy and patience for her (bridal) clients. Of course we were honored to host John Kevin and Ruby’s big day here at NOVA, as NONE of us could imagine them having it anywhere else! So much love and hugs to them all, all 4 of them now, with the newest addition little JK. So congratulations to our newly weds Ruby and JK, and their lovely “Elegant Black and White Outdoor St. Pete Wedding.”

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Purple and Silver Traditional Meets Modern St Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla: Ashley and Steven are so cute together! We love hosting clients who have their own unique wedding day visions and will trust Team NOVA to let us help them bring it to life!

This couple had such an casually elegant style, with just enough colors, flowers and details to fulfill their vision, without going over the top. PERFECT! Gorgeous, chic and casually fun; just like they are! Congrats to the lovely newlyweds Ashley and Steven!

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Vibrant Purple Whimsical St. Pete Wedding

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!! Nighttime Wedding Portrait with Sparklers in Historic Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535 Bamboo Garden with String Lights

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Bold, Colorful Purple and Blue Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

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!!

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Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

Romantic, Modern Fairytale Indoor St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla

Joe and Kelley brought in such a lovely theme and use of colors for their wedding here at NOVA 535, they obviously have excellent design esthetics. I’m still thrilled when couples, who are obviously deeply in love, create such a gorgeous and uniquely personal atmosphere for their big day, and for their guests. Bravo to Kelley and Joe for sharing such a fabulous fairytale! And thanks again for trusting Team NOVA 535 for your wedding ceremony and reception!!

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

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Romantic, Modern Purple Indoor St. Petersburg, Florida Wedding

From owner: Michael S. Novilla: Oh the sweetness of Mother Nature. She provides sunshine and a gorgeous sea breeze quite often here in Downtown St. Pete, Florida. What do you do when she seems to have other plans for your gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony? You trust NOVA 535! Our unique event space is versatile to suite every bride and groom’s needs (or bride and bride or groom and groom – we love everyone here!). Luckily when you rent the venue, the entire award-winning historic location is entirely yours. That being said, even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, NOVA is on your side! Find out how a hurricane created an alternate plan for Kimberly and Stephen’s Romantic, Modern Purple St. Petersburg Wedding.

Modern Indoor Wedding Ceremony with White Altar and Brick Wall Backdrop | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

Each year comes the St. Pete Art and Fashion Week, founded by the delightful Dona Crowley, of LUXE Fashion Group. This year the SPAFW week is September 13-16, 2017. On Thursday, May 4th we were lucky enough to enjoy some early fashion fabulousness. See Dona is one of our Entrepreneur Social Club members, and instead of our regular Thursday night meeting, we hosted her beautiful Luminescence “Blacklight” fashion show. Here happens to be at our ESC HQ, the one and only historic DTSP venue NOVA 535.

Luminescence Blacklight Fashion Show

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60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

Growing up here in sunny St. Pete, Florida was a treat. I was lucky enough to live on the west side of town, near park street and Abercrombie Park, just south of the Garden Drive-In. After graduating from Bogie in 1986, I found myself out and about, doing the normal guy stuff. Drinking beers, chasing the ladies, riding bikes all over town, playing video games at Aladdin’s Castle, hanging at the TI Fun Center and of course, at some point we all ended up at The BIG CATCH. And that’s where I, like most everyone else of those days, ended up meeting Jon. The Jon LaBudde. Jon RENO LaBudde, our Buddy. The birthday boy, who tonight, April 29, 2017, at historic venue NOVA 535 in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, aka DTSP, we gathered to shower with love, to honor and thank him for all that he’s done for us! How did we thank him? That’s the fun part! Read on and enjoy the 60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde!

60th Birthday Roast of Jon RENO LaBudde

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