Ciara and JT’s Belleair winter wedding day was absolutely beautiful. I shared their beach engagement photos back in September, and I have been so excited for their wedding day to arrive! This sweet couple met over four years ago during a night on the town in Ybor City. Ciara and her friend ran into JT and his friends at the Coyote Ugly Saloon. The two hit it off right away, and the rest is history.
I was so excited to hear that Ciara and JT had chosen the Belleview Inn as their wedding venue. It is a classically beautiful little hotel in Belleair, Florida. The Belleview Inn has been open since 1897 and underwent a huge renovation in 2018. It is more beautiful than ever and the perfect place for a Florida wedding. This gorgeous property is also just minutes from Clearwater’s white-sand beaches. The happy couple loved the historic atmosphere of the hotel and the many amenities that were available to them. They also loved how close they would be to Clearwater.
Because they were getting married in January, we were all a little concerned about the weather. Ciara is very easygoing, while JT is detail-oriented and wanted everything to be perfect on their big day. Both of them had great attitudes and big smiles, even though we woke up to clouds in the sky.
The cloudy skies ended up being the perfect weather for wedding photos. We started with a first look that took my breath away. JT cried when he saw his beautiful bride, and they read their vows to each other, just the two of them. It is so obvious that these two cherish each other. Even their dog, Sully, was on her best behavior!
After a wonderful ceremony, we spent the night celebrating this loving couple, and they made sure to join in the fun, too. Ciara was nervous about the photos, but her smile is so beautiful that they all turned out great. It was a romantic day and a fun night. I am so happy for Ciara and JT, and I cannot wait to see where their story takes them next!