Classic Pink, Navy Blue and Gold Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

 

Tampa Bay Wedding Planning Advice GroupKelsy and Kole’s downtown St. Pete wedding perfectly combined simplistic charm with chic modern elegance to capture a classic yet industrial wedding celebration for 90 guests.

“We really envisioned something classic yet romantic,” the bride shared. “Our color palette was royal blue, blush pink and white with a good mix of greenery in the flowers. When selecting our colors we kept in mind the style of our venue and envisioned what specifically would make our bridal party pop.”

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Looking for a venue in downtown St. Pete that would capture industrial yet classic design, Kelsy and Kole chose NOVA 535 for their perfect location and knowledgeable staff.

“From the bamboo covered courtyard to the exposed brick interior, we loved everything NOVA 535 had to offer. The fact that we’d have the place to ourselves and not have to worry about anyone randomly walking through was also a big plus in our books,” the bride gushed. “They really had everything we needed. From a DJ to a coordinator to even bartenders, they had it covered. I’d recommend NOVA 535 to anyone looking for a gorgeous venue with a team that works tirelessly to provide stress-free wedding planning experience!”

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Wanting to give their guests a wide variety of delicious food to choose from, Kelsy and Kole enlisted the help of St. Pete wedding caterer Olympia Catering to provide an elevated dining experience.

“I’m a picky eater so I wanted to give my guests the option to adjust their meal how they wanted. Instead of choosing a buffet style setup, we went with chef-led stations that provided a way to pick and choose, but still allowed for additions or substitutions without the guilt that can come from being a picky eater,” the bride shared. “Olympia was professional, easy to communicate with, and the food was delicious! I keep getting comments to this day on how much our guests enjoyed their food. We even had a few guests with dietary restrictions and the chefs were happy to accommodate. I’d recommend them to any bride!”

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When choosing a wedding cake design, the bride was adamant about one particular detail.

“I wanted something very natural and simple to complement the setting and was completely against using fondant. I searched Pinterest and found a photo of the cake I had envisioned; it even had small buttons along the base to match the buttons on the back of my dress, which I loved! To add some detail, I asked the florist to add some of our accent flowers to cascade down the front,” the bride shared. “I absolutely loved the cake from Olympia Catering. It was very classic with white cake and pink raspberry filling. We also had chocolate mousse shooters for the chocolate lovers!”

Reminiscing of the day they tied the knot, Kelsy and Kole will never forget the moment they finally got to see each other on their special day.

“Our favorite moment would probably have to be our first look. We were both so anxious at the time and finally getting to see each other reminded us exactly why we were going through all the steps in the first place,” the bride blushed. “I’ll never forget seeing him and the emotion on his face.”
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What did you look for in a wedding venue?
Location, turnkey, knowledgeable staff, and planner included!

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From the bamboo covered courtyard to the exposed brick interior, we loved everything NOVA 535 had to offer. The fact that we’d have the place to ourselves and not have to worry about anyone randomly walking through was also a big plus in our books. They really had everything we needed. From a DJ to a coordinator to even bartenders, they had it covered. I’d recommend NOVA 535 to anyone looking for a gorgeous venue with a team that works tirelessly to provide stress-free wedding planning experience!

Downtown St. Pete Bamboo Garden Wedding Decor, Wooden Ceremony Arch with Romantic Floral Arrangement, Blush Pink, Ivory and White Flowers, with Greenery, White Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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Florida Bride and Groom During Outdoor Wedding Ceremony | Downtown St. Pete Unique Wedding Venue NOVA 535

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How would you describe your theme?
I chose a classic yet romantic theme and royal blue suits for Kole and his best man because they both have beautiful blue eyes. I just loved the thought of the boys in blue and the girls in pink with tons of whimsical floral scattered about.

What were your colors?
Our color palette was royal blue, blush pink and white with a good mix of greenery in the flowers. When selecting our colors we kept in mind the style of our venue and envisioned what specifically would make our bridal party pop. My sister, who was my maid of honor, looks great in pink and the men looked amazing in blue to accent their eyes.

Florida Bride and Groom Golden Hour Wedding Portrait Under Giant Banyan Tree in Straub Park Downtown St. Pete

Florida Bride and Groom Golden Hour Wedding Portrait Under Giant Banyan Tree in Straub Park Downtown St. Pete

The Proposal:
Kole asked me to be his wife on the White Cliffs of the Seven Sisters in South England.

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What was your wedding menu inspiration?
I’m a picky eater so I wanted to give my guests the option to adjust their meal how they wanted. Instead of choosing a buffet style setup, we went with chef-led stations that provided a way for pick and choose what you want, but still allowed for additions or substitutions without the guilt that can come from being a picky eater. I had to have crab cakes to honor my home state, Maryland.

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Olympia Catering came highly recommended by NOVA 535 and our photographer, so we totally trusted in the decision to work with them. They were professional, easy to communicate with, and the food was delicious! I keep getting comments to this day on how much our guests enjoyed their food. We even had a few guests with dietary restrictions and the chefs were happy to accommodate. I’d recommend them to any bride!

Classic Indoor Reception and Wedding Decor with Round Tables with White Linens, Navy Blue Napkins Low Floral Centerpieces, Ivory, Blush Pink, Flowers with Greenery, Gold Chargers

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What was your wedding cake inspiration?
I wanted something very natural and simple to complement the setting and was completely against using fondant. I searched Pinterest and found a photo of the cake I had envisioned; it even had small buttons along the base to match the buttons on the back of my dress, which I loved! To add some detail, I asked the florist to add some of our accent flowers to cascade down the front.

I want to learn more about weddings and events at NOVA 535.

Book with confidence. NOVA 535 is a trusted Marry Me Tampa Bay preferred wedding venue. Powered by ConvertKit

I absolutely loved the cake from Olympia Catering. It was very classic with white cake and pink raspberry filling. We also had chocolate mousse shooters for the chocolate lovers!

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What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Take time choosing your vendors. Be upfront and honest about your budget and remember it’s a day to celebrate your love for each other! Share your itinerary and plans with people closest to you so they can help you stay on time and focused. Trust me, sometimes you’ll need someone to rely on when so many things are happening day of!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535 *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
Photographer: FotoBohemia
Florist: FH Events
Caterer and Cake: Olympia Catering *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Pro
DJ: DJ Jaey
Invitations: Minted
Transportation: Embassy Limousine
Dress Shop: The Dressing Room
Bridesmaid Dress Shop: David’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Brought Out




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