Vintage, 1920’s St. Petersburg Florida wedding

1920's Vintage Feather Centerpiece at NOVA 535 Wedding Venue

From the Owner Michael S. Novilla:
Not only are Kara and Christopher deeply in love, they are such an extraordinarily delightful couple. I mean just look at how spectacular these photos of this St. Petersburg Florida wedding by Marc Edwards Photographs are. WOW!! Planner Claudia from Event Design and Florist Northside Florist created a gorgeous, jaw-dropping atmosphere here at my historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535. You literally thought you just stepped out of a time machine back into the 1920’s.

1920's Vintage Feather Centerpiece and Tall Rose Centerpiece at Wedding Venue NOVA 535

The food is always delicious from Delectables Fine Catering and Kara and Chris hired the wonderful Pinellas String Quartet for their ceremony and the awesome band The Hit Factory to keep our dance floor polished and in full swing all night long. Guests were delivered and returned safely by the Party Bus Tampa and people loved, as always, the Photo Booth from my pals at Get the Picture. I was told that Hair & Makeup was by the pros Gigi, Jewels and Kat at Retro Salon Studios and as you can see for yourself, everyone looked spectacular.

Gatsby himself would have paused, smiled and toasted this crowd!  “Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”  ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

See the full St. Petersburg Florida wedding as featured on Marry Me Tampa Bay.

Purple Wedding InvitationSparkle, Bling Rhinestone Wedding ShoesSparkle, Bling Rhinestone Wedding JewleryPurple, Vintage Jeweled Brooch Wedding BouquetPurple, Vintage Jeweled Brooch Wedding BouquetWhite Sweetheart Wedding DressVintage Feather Wedding GarterBride Getting Ready on Wedding DayBridesmaids and Chalk SignsPastel Purple and Pink Wedding Ceremony Flowers & DecorMonogramed Wedding Ice Sculpture1920's Vintage Feather Centerpiece at NOVA 535 Wedding Venue1920's Vintage Purple and Broach Centerpiece

How would you describe your theme? What made you choose it?
The theme of the reception was classic 1920’s. We choose this theme for multiple reasons: the beauty of the era with beautiful colors and exuberance, the era was noted as exciting and the music.1920's Vintage Feather Centerpiece and Tall Rose Centerpiece at Wedding Venue NOVA 535

1920's Vintage Coco Chanel Table Names-Numbers

1920's Vintage 3-Tier Square Wedding Cake

NOVA 535 Wedding Venue Bride and Groom

What was/were the deciding factor(s) for choosing NOVA 535?
Once we saw NOVA 535, there was no other choice for our reception; we even picked a date based on availability. NOVA 535 offered everything we wanted: a classic bar, décor that any 1920’s era lovers would appreciate and mostly a warm feeling. At NOVA 535 you have a large party space, but you automatically feel comfortable and at home.

Then, there were those staircases! I immediately had a vision of our wonderful wedding party entering on either side and standing on the stairs as we made our entrance.

The outside was another added benefit, allowing for guests to have a separate cocktail hour while the bridal party and immediate family had a chance to experience the amazing reception area.

The reception area was amazing. My mom and aunt had worked so hard that I couldn’t help but cry when I saw the room.

NOVA 535 Wedding Venue Bride and Groom First Dance

NOVA 535 Wedding Venue Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom Wedding Toast

NOVA 535 Wedding Reception

NOVA 535 Wedding Reception

NOVA 535 Wedding Reception

What was one of the most memorable moments from your wedding day?
My new husband ended the night by singing Born to Be My Baby to me on stage. His hobby for 10+ years has been playing drums in the band. This eight piece band played, while Chris came to the front to sing to me. Between that, his vows and the way he gazed into my eyes during my vows, I could not imagine feeling any more love then I did that day.

NOVA 535 Wedding Bride and Groom

Sparkler Wedding Exit

Sparkler Wedding Exit

Vintage Bride and Groom Exit

Ceremony Venue: Mahaffey Theater
Reception Venue: NOVA 535 Unique Event Space
Marc Edwards Photographs
Event Design – Claudia
Northside Florist
Delectables Fine Catering
Chair and Linen Rentals: 
Event Design
Ceremony Music: 
Pinellas String Quartet
The Hit Factory
The Write Stuff
Party Bus Tampa
Photo Booth Rental: 
Get the Picture
Hair & Makeup: 
Retro Salon Studios – GiGi, Jewels and Kat

Anna Coats - Wedding Blogger from Marry Me Tampa BayAnna Coats is a wedding blogger from Marry Me Tampa Bay which showcases local weddings in the Tampa Bay area. Her 11-11-11 St. Petersburg, FL wedding was featured on USA Today.


If you are looking for a unique, historic venue here in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida to host a wedding, reception, mitzvah or corporate event, then look no further. After 1,000 successful events, perfected The NOVA Way, trust us with your memories today. GET STARTED online or call / text 949-873-6682.