Elegant Black and Red 1920’s Great Gatsby St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

 

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Danielle and Steven’s downtown St. Pete wedding featured a modern interpretation of a vintage era with a glamorous color palette of black, gold and red.

“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. We wanted our wedding reception to feel and look like the 1920’s,” the bride explained. “I wanted touches of sparkles and gold everywhere, dramatic bold red roses wherever there was room, and romantic candle light all over the room.”

The bride and groom chose to host their nuptials locally, as St. Pete is the place where they call home, where they met, and eventually fell in love. Searching for a venue that could be uniquely theirs and offer a different experience for their guests, they chose NOVA 535 for its history and character.

NOVA 535 does a lot with the community, and the building is stunning inside and out. It was an easy decision. 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 bride shared. When we went and checked out the venue, the entire staff was so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect for our special day.”

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With the venue set, the couple searched for the perfect wedding caterer that could incorporate their favorite foods. Wanting a little bit of Florida flair sprinkled into their cuisine, Danielle and Steven chose Delectables Fine Catering.

“I loved the mini chicken and waffles for cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres! The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing,” the bride gushed. “Janice (of Delectables) was so sweet an accommodating. She set up a special tasting of certain things for us, and their staff was amazing the day of our wedding. They truly went out of their way to cater to us and all of our guests. We got tons of compliments on the food at our wedding!”

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When looking for a wedding cake bakery, the couple had two things in mind: a delicious tasting cake and a cake that made a bold statement to fit the 1920’s theme.

“I thought the cake I had imagined in my head seemed impossible to make, and if it wasn’t impossible I thought it would have costed a ton of money. When I explained to The Artistic Whisk my extravagant idea for our cake, they sketched up a picture in minutes,” Danielle shared. “Jovana’s notes on the sketch said ‘all sparkles, diamonds, and pearls everywhere.’ She knew exactly what I was looking for. Their vision of our cake actually came out better than I could ever imagined and at a super reasonable price.”

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Looking back on their wedding day, one of the couple’s most memorable moments was their send off at the end of the night.

“We did a sparkler exit from NOVA, and as we were leaving the DJ 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!,” the bride reminisced.

Bride Getting Ready Portrait with Illusion Lace and Tulle Sweetheart Beaded Mermaid Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready Wedding Portrait in Matching Red Robes Bride Wearing White | Tampa Bay Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

Bride Getting Ready Portrait in Silver Beaded Strapless Sweetheart Wedding Dress and Mother of the Bride | Tampa Bay Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Femme Akoi

Indoor Bridal Portrait in Silver Beaded Sweetheart and White Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress with Red Roses and Jewel Accented Bouquet

Outdoor Bridal Party Portrait, Bridesmaids in Matching Gold and Ivory Floor Length Dresses with Red Roses Bouquets and Bride Wearing Sweetheart White Lace Wedding Dress | St. Pete Wedding Coordinator NOVA 535

What was your wedding hair and makeup inspiration?
For my wedding day look I really wanted an old school glamour kind of look. I wanted big eyelashes, dramatic eyeshadow, and bold lip color. I know a lot of brides want to look natural, but I wanted the complete opposite! I also love the look of loose flowing big curls. I had such a beautifully detailed veil, and I didn’t want my hair to take away from that.

I want to learn more about hair & makeup from Femme Akoi.

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Femme Akoi did the bridesmaids’ and my sister’s hair and makeup for her wedding, and it came out great!

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Indoor Wedding Indoor Ceremony Portrait at St. Petersburg Venue Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony Venue St Mary Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Bride Wearing Sweetheart White and Tulle Wedding Dress with Tulle Veil Holding Red Rose Bouquet, Groom Wearing Black on Black Suit

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with White Rhinestone Sweetheart Dress, Red Rose Bouquet, and Groom Wearing Black Tuxedo, Black Shirt and Black Tie

The Proposal:
Steven proposed on Sunset Beach in St Pete. We came to this beach after dinner on our very first date, so he knew this would be the perfect place to propose. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Steven told me that we had some extra time before going out to dinner that night, and he wanted to show me something out on the beach. As we walked on to the sand, rose petals led me to a beautiful table set up with more roses, candles, champagne, and music playing. (My sister helped him set this all up!) At that time, I finally figured out what was about to happen. I immediately began to cry, and then Steven got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and of course I said yes!

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What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted something different. I also wanted something that was local to St. Pete and had history and character.

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

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NOVA 535 does a lot with the community, and the building is stunning inside and out. It was an easy decision. I heard from several people around the city that NOVA throws a great party.  It also fit the part for our 1920’s theme. When we went a checked out the venue, the entire staff was so accommodating and willing to go above and beyond to ensure every detail was perfect for our special day.

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Great Gatsby Inspired Indoor Wedding Reception at St. Pete Venue and Sweetheart Table with Champagne Satin Linens, Red Roses Bouquets and Petals, Black Lantern and Bistro Light Backdrop | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
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. 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 candle light all over the room.

What were your colors?
Black, gold, and red. These colors seemed fitting for our theme.

Great Gatsby Inspired Indoor Wedding Reception Decor Centerpiece at St. Pete Venue, Round Table with Black Satin Linens, Red Napkins, Red Roses Bouquets on Gold Vintage Pedestals with Hanging Crystals | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

What did you look for in a wedding catering company?
We wanted a company that could make all of our favorite foods for the cocktail hour and reception. We also wanted a caterer that could incorporate a little bit of Florida flavor.

I want to learn more about Delectables Fine Catering

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I loved the mini chicken and waffles for hors d’oeuvres for cocktail hour from Delectables Fine Catering! The lobster Mac and cheese was amazing. Janice (of Delectables) was so sweet an accommodating. She set up a special tasting of certain things for us, and their staff was amazing the day of our wedding. They truly went out of their way to cater to us and all of our guests. We got tons of compliments on the food at our wedding!

Great Gatsby Inspired Indoor Wedding Reception Decor Centerpiece at St. Pete Venue, Round Red Roses Bouquet on Gold Vintage Pedestals with Hanging Crystals | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Four Tier Round Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Cake with Gold and Black Detailing and White Feather, Red Roses Bouquet | St. Pete Wedding Bakery The Artistic Whisk

What did you look for in a wedding cake bakery?
I wanted a company who could not only make a delicious tasting cake, but also a cake that could make a bold statement.

I Want to Learn More about Desserts & Cake from The Artistic Whisk.

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I thought the cake I had imagined in my head seemed impossible to make, and if it wasn’t impossible I thought it would have costs a ton of money. When I explained to The Artistic Whisk my extravagant idea for our cake, they sketched up a picture in minutes. Jovan’s notes on the sketch said “all sparkles, diamonds, and pearls everywhere.” It was so easy to work with them; they knew exactly what I was looking for. Their vision of our cake actually came out better than I could ever imagined and at a super reasonable price.

Customized Wedding Cigar Favor with Bride and Groom Name and Wedding Date

Nighttime, Twilight Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Hanging Bistro Lights | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Nighttime, Twilight Bride and Groom Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Hanging Bistro Lights | Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Make the day about you and your future husband or wife and no one else. It is the one time in your life that you get to plan the greatest party ever that just represents the both of you together. Don’t stress the small stuff, on the day of your wedding everything always works out and all of the planning and spending is 100% worth it.

Ceremony Venue: St Mary’s Our Lady of Grace Church
Reception Venue and Coordinator: NOVA 535 – Ruby *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Venue
Photographer: Cara DeHart Lewis Photography
Florist: The Bride’s Bouquet
Caterer: Delectables Fine Catering *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Rentals: Men’s Warehouse
Cake: The Artistic Whisk *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
DJ: NOVA 535 – DJ Jaey
Officiant: Deacon Mike
Invitations: Invitation Galleria
Transportation: Alpha Limousine
Wedding Dress Shop and Bridesmaid Dress Shop: CC’s Bridal Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Femme Akoi *Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay Wedding Pro
Photo Booth: Snapshoot Photobooth
Additional Wedding Vendors: Covadonga Cigars, St Pete Carriages




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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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