Watch JFK Jr. & Carolyn Bessette share sweet wedding dance & kiss in newly-released footage (Exclusive)

Twenty years on from the tragic death of John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, new footage has been unveiled from the couple’s secret wedding weekend.

The couple died in a plane crash, months short of their third wedding anniversary, in July 1999.

In newly-released tapes, viewers get a never-before-seen peek into the couple’s nuptials, including John’s sweet toast to his bride.

“Carolyn has changed my life in a way that I never thought was possible,” he says while addressing guests in a beautifully candlelit venue. “And [she] just made me tonight, the happiest man alive.”

The footage is part of TLC’s upcoming two-hour special,  JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes, which will air on July 13.

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Municipal Art Society of New York Benefit held at the 69th Regiment Armory. John F. Kennedy Jr. with his girlfriend Carolyn Bessette, a Calvin Klein publicist. John and his sister Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg Presented the Jaqueline Onassis Medal to I.M.Pei at the dinner. John very protective and attentive to his girlfriend at the benefit gala was seen holding hands and whispering in her ear. (Photo By: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) John-John Kennedy and his friend Carolyn Bessette during the reception at Chateau de Malagny. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale/Sygma via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 06: John F. Kennedy Jr. and bride Carolyn Bessette Kennedy stand in front of their apartment in Tribecca. (Photo by Jon Naso/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960 - 1999) with his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, USA, circa 1995. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
John F Kennedy Jr and his wife Carolyn Bessette walk to the subway after leaving their Tribeca loft on N Moore St, New York, New York, October 10, 1996. (Photo by Allan Tannenbaum/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 23: Newlyweds Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. walk along Varick Street in Manhattan. (Photo by Jon Naso/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 4: Lawyer John Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn Bessette at the 30th Anniversary for the Whitney Museum on November 4, 1996 in New York City. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
292061 08: (MAGAZINES PLEASE CALL) John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn walk with their dog January 1, 1997 in New York City. July 16, 2000 marks the one-year anniversary of the plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts that killed John F. Kennedy Jr., 38, his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, 33, and her sister Lauren Bessette, 34. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
John F. Kennedy, Jr. attends the George magazine anniversary party with his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) John-John Kennedy and his wife Caroline arrive for the reception. (Photo by Brooks Kraft LLC/Sygma via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) : 10/18/1997-New York, NY: John F. Kennedy Jr. walks along a New York City street with wife Carolyn Bessette. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn at GEORGE magazine's 2nd anniversary party. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
CENTERVILLE - JANUARY 3: John Kennedy and his wife Carolyn Bessette arrive at Our Lady of Victory Church for funeral service of Michael Kennedy. (Photo by Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Carolyn Bessette Kennedy (L) and her husband John Kennedy Jr attend an official dinner hosted by US President BIll Clinton in honor of Great Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair 05 February at the White House in Washington, DC. Blair is on a four day visit to the US. (Photo credit should read JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)
John and Caroline Bessette Kennedy. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 05: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy is amused by the whisperings of her husband, John F. Kennedy Jr., at the Municipal Art Society gala at Grand Central Terminal. They turned out to celebrate the terminal's renovation. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 05: John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, are on hand at the Municipal Art Society gala at Grand Central Terminal. The party marked the terminal's renovation. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
347549 06: John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette pose for a picture at the Annual Fundraising Gala March 9, 1999 at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. It is also the kick-off event for the museum's new exhibition entitled ''The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000.'' (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
John F. Kennedy jr. & Carolyn Bessette at the "Bright Night Whitney" Annual Fundraising Gala in New York City, NY, Whitney Museum, 9th March 1999. (Photo by RJ Capak/WireImage)
359625 01: (MAGS PLEASE CALL) John F. Kennedy, Jr. editor of George magazine, gives his wife Carolyn a kiss on the cheek during the annual White House Correspondents dinner May 1, 1999 in Washington, D.C. July 16, 2000 marks the one year anniversary of the plane crash which killed Kennedy, his wife and sister-in-law. (Photo by Tyler Mallory/Liaison)
John F. Kennedy Jr and his wife Carolyn Bessett leave at the end of the White House Correspondent's annual dinner in Washington, DC, 01 May 1999. The event was attended by numerous celebrities. (Photo credit should read MANNY CENETA/AFP/Getty Images)
John Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessett arrive at the US Customs House in New York city May 19, 1999 for the Newman's Own/George Awards honoring generous American companies. (Photo by Diane Freed)
(L-R) Married actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward w. magazine editor John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife Carolyn at the Newmans Own George Awards, U.S. Customs House, New York City, NY, 19th May 1999. (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Carolyn Bessette and John F Kennedy Jr. at the Newmans Own George Awards, U.S. Customs House, New York City, NY, 5/19/99. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy arrive at the annual John F. Kennedy Library Foundation dinner and Profiles in Courage awards in honor of the former President's 82nd Birthday, Sunday, May 23, 1999 at the Kennedy Library in Boston, MA. (Photo by Justin Ide)
BOSTON - MAY 23: (FILE PHOTO) John F. Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy arrive at the annual John F. Kennedy Library Foundation dinner and Profiles in Courage awards in honor of the former President''s 82nd Birthday May 23, 1999 at the Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. Four years ago on July 16, 1999, Kennedy, his wife Bessette Kennedy and her sister, Lauren Bessette, died in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard (Photo by Justin Ide/Getty Images)
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John’s best friend, Billy Noonan, filmed the weekend’s festivities and released the footage for the special.

ET’s exclusive sneak preview also shows two children hilariously reciting, “John and Carolyn sitting in a tree,” in front of guests.

The couple is also seen saying their vows, cutting a three-tiered cake and sharing a sweet kiss on the dance floor.

The wedding took place on September 21, 1996 at a cute little church on Cumberland Island in Georgia, where some of the bridal party were filmed showing up in a truck.

The special features insight from the pair’s friends, as well as those who were at the event, including caterer, Jodee Sadowsky, and gospel singer, David. R. Davis, who performed at the ceremony.

“As the leading destination for weddings, TLC is immensely proud to air this intimate look into the exclusive and historic wedding of ‘American royalty,’ which captivated and delighted the world,” TLC President Howard Lee says. “This special celebration encapsulates their fairytale wedding weekend as the public has never seen, and we are honored to share it with our passionate viewers.”

JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes airs at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Jul. 13 on TLC.

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