Admittedly, this is an unbelievably small detail in the scope of the entire day. However, it is one of the most cherished and most photographed moments of the day, so I don't think I'm 100% bonkers for wanting it to go off smoothly and beautifully. I mean, look at the flak the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received when their first kiss wasn't deemed satisfactory. It seems as though there are a good number of ways to make this moment imperfect in the eyes of the observers - too short, too long, too G-rated, too R-rated. Not to mention where you put your face and arms in relation to your partner's face and arms. That's a lot to think about if you're over-analyzing things such as I am! I've decided to take action, thoroughly researching the photographic evidence of the available first kiss styles to determine which one is right for the Snow Cones on our big day.
Option 1: The demure, hands-touching-only style: very sweet, good photo visibility for both bride and groom
Option 2: The mild embrace style: a little bit more intimate, but nothing overly dramatic
Option 3: The "c'mere you!" face grab style, male edition: very dramatic and passionate
Photos by Luster Studios
Option 4: The "c'mere you!" face grab style, female edition: a little sweeter, in my opinion
Option 5: The mutual waist grab style: good for upper body visibility in photos
Option 6: the full embrace style: great emotion behind it
So many options for just one moment! What's your favorite first kiss style?