WATCH: One Couple Hosted a Serious Party in the Heart of Kansas City, Missouri

Real Weddings

Wedding planning is totally fun, but with so many decisions to make and seemingly boundless ideas to inspire those choices, it's no surprise that most couples feel stressed out at least once during the process. Browsing through tons of wedding cakes and endless numbers of bouquets can be great, but it's always better to see how those ideas can all come together. One of our favorite ways to do just that is by watching real couple's celebrations come to life on the BRIDES video channel. If you're struggling to come up with ideas for a sweet summer wedding that's a total party, then look no further than Janea and JP's epic celebration in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thanks to Cork Creative, we got an inside look at every moment of this fun-filled party. One of our favorite takeaways from this couple's wedding was their incredibly emotional first look. The bride and groom didn't just meet to ooh and ahh over their significant other's attire — they shared private notes that were packed with their promises and hopes for their future together.

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We loved that this couple shook up a few classic wedding traditions. The flower girl's black dress felt modern and unique, as did the couple's modern ceremony décor. And speaking of the ceremony, how sweet was the groom when he saw his bride walking down the aisle? Although they had already seen each other for the day, JP still got teary-eyed seeing Janea walking towards him. Take that first look naysayers!

This twosome knew how to throw a series party, too. The reception kicked off (literally!) with the couple's loved one's throwing their shoes to the side so they could tear up the dance floor. In addition to dancing to the couple's lively band, it looks like their guests spent tons of time enjoying Janea and JP's photo booth, which was packed with tons of unique props.

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