Minimalistic, Industrial Downtown St. Pete Wedding | NOVA 535

 

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Clearwater couple Natalie and Alec’s downtown St. Pete wedding focused on atmosphere and a laid-back style.

“We both love St. Pete for the restaurants, bars, and cool places to go to. We wanted to keep the wedding like a party. Fun, easy-going, simple, and pretty,” the bride explained. “I wanted to make sure everyone that I loved was there and was able to thoroughly enjoy themselves. I didn’t care about the dress, decorations, etc. I just wanted to be able to enjoy and dance with my family. And have a taco! It was a party, not a ‘wedding.'”

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Looking for a downtown St. Pete wedding venue with party-like atmosphere, indoor and outdoor options, and that could provide linens, tables, chairs and decor, the bride and groom chose NOVA 535.

“I actually went to a NOVA 535 wedding a few years ago and loved it! loved the brick walls and the cocktail hour upstairs,” Natalie gushed. “We wanted a fun venue where we could dance and have a good time, and NOVA definitely had enough dancing space. We didn’t need to get any ventures besides the food truck. I gave the on-site planner, Ruby, the look of the flowers, etc and she made it happen.”

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While the couple kept the decor minimal, they allowed the Edison bulbs and brick walls to provide a focus points for their industrial wedding.

“Our colors were blush, moss green, and navy blue. We didn’t really have colors planned. They just kind of fell into place,” the bride explained. “No one remembers the flowers you have on your table. They remember the relationships they had, the fun they experienced, and who got crazy at the wedding. Focus on the fun and just let go.”

Looking back, Natalie shared that her favorite memories included celebrating with her guests.

“Our most memorable moments included dancing with glow sticks with our family and friends, letting loose, giving a drink, and laughing. I knew at if my feet hurt by the end of the night from dancing, that I did something right,” the bride reminisced.

Lace Sleeve Belted David's Bridal Ballgown Wedding Dress on Hanger in Outdoor Bamboo Courtyard Garden at Unique Downtown Venue NOVA 535

Printed Botanical Wedding Paper Goods on Brown Craft Paper

Outdoor Industrial Bridal Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Belted Davids Bridal Wedding Dress with Green Fern and White Floral Bouquet with Colorful Street Graffiti Mural Art | Downtown St Pete

Outdoor Industrial Bridal Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Belted Davids Bridal Wedding Dress with Green Fern and White Floral Bouquet with Colorful Street Graffiti Mural Art | Downtown St Pete

Outdoor Industrial Bridal Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Belted Davids Bridal Wedding Dress with Green Fern and White Floral Bouquet with Colorful Street Graffiti Mural Art | Downtown St Pete

Outdoor Industrial Bridal Portrait in Lace Long Sleeve Belted Davids Bridal Wedding Dress with Green Fern and White Floral Bouquet with Colorful Street Graffiti Mural Art | Downtown St Pete

Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Lace Long Sleeve Belted Davids Bridal Wedding Dress with Green Fern and White Floral Bouquet, Groom in Navy Vest and Bow Tie | Downtown St Pete Outdoor Wedding Venue NOVA 535

The Proposal:
We went to West Palm Beach to go paddle boarding. We spent all of Saturday exploring, swimming in-between islands, and having fun. The last spot we went to was Blowing Rocks Preserve Beach, where Alec took out the ring and asked me. It had been in a waterproof case that was with us the whole time. Good thing we didn’t lose it swimming and paddle boarding!

Dramatic Minimalist Indoor Wedding Ceremony with Hanging Edison Bulb String Light Backdrop on Exposed Brick | Simple Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Simple Wedding Ceremony Portrait, Bride in Lace Long Sleeve Davids Bridal Dress with White Floral and Greenery and Fern Bouquet | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Dramatic Minimalist Indoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Hanging Edison Bulb String Light Backdrop on Exposed Brick, Bridesmaids in Blush Pink with Greenery Bouquets, Groomsmen in White Shirts with Suspenders and Bow Ties, Groom in Navy Blue Vest | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

What did you look for in a wedding venue?
We wanted a wedding venue that had a fun, party-like feeling and that had indoor and outdoor options. We also looked for a venue that provided tables, linens, decorations, etc. We wanted to have it all in the venue we were getting to make it easy on ourselves.

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I actually went to a NOVA 535 wedding a few years ago and loved it! I loved the brick walls and the cocktail hour upstairs. We wanted a fun venue where we could dance and have a good time, and NOVA definitely had enough dancing space. We also loved the service of NOVA; they provided tables, chairs, rental linens, decorations and DJ. It was so easy and simple. We didn’t need to get any ventures besides the food truck. I gave the on-site planner, Ruby, the look of the flowers, etc and she made it happen.

Dramatic Minimalist Indoor Wedding Ceremony First Kiss Portrait with Hanging Edison Bulb String Light Backdrop on Exposed Brick, Bride in Long Sleeve Davids Bridal Dress with Green Fern Bouquet, Groom in Navy Blue Vest and Bow Tie | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Outdoor Wedding Party Portrait In Bamboo Courtyard Garden, Bridesmaids in Blush Pink with Greenery Bouquets, Groomsmen in White Shirts with Suspenders and Bow Ties, Groom in Navy Blue Vest | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

How would you describe your theme/wedding design inspiration?
We wanted to keep the wedding like a party. Fun, easy-going, simple, and pretty. We just wanted neutrals for the colors and simple designs.

What were your colors?
Blush, moss green, and navy blue. We decided to go with blush because it is a neutral color for the bridesmaids dresses. They were all picking out their own dresses so I figured that it would be an easy color to find. Moss green was for the greenery for the flowers. We decided navy for the guys, because Alec already had a navy outfit. Simple, I know. We didn’t really have colors planned. They just kind of fell into place.

Outdoor Wedding Portrait In Bamboo Courtyard Garden with String Lights, Groom in Navy Blue Vest | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Wedding Reception Polaroid Guest Book Welcome Table with Handwritten White on Black Sign | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Indoor Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Vintage Stair Case with Exposed Brick, Bride in Long Sleeve Belted Davids Bridal Ballgown Dress | Historic Downtown St Pete Venue NOVA 535

Minimalist Indoor Wedding Ceremony First Dance Portrait with Hanging Edison Bulb String Light Backdrop on Exposed Brick | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

Outdoor Wedding Reception Portrait In Bamboo Courtyard Garden with Food Truck, Groom in Navy Blue Vest and Bow Tie, Bride in Lace Long Sleeve Ballgown Davids Bridal Dress | Unique Downtown St Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Relax, enjoy the moments, and have the best time you can have. If things don’t go exactly as planned, its not the end of the world. No one remembers the flowers you have on your table. They remember the relationships they had, the fun they experienced, and who got crazy at the wedding. Focus on the fun and just let go.

Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOVA 535 *Marry Me Tampa Bay Preferred Wedding Venue
Photographer: Savannah Lauren Photography
Flowers: Sam’s Club
Cake: Katherine Williams
DJ: DJ Jaey, NOVA 535
Officiant: Kevin Stamper
Food Truck: St. Pete Taco Lady
Dress: David’s Bridal

The Xpos Tampa Bay Bridal Wedding Show 2018

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