Monday, May 30, 2011

#463 on the list of things I really don't need to be worrying about

At this point in our planning, we have the framework pretty defined.  The big picture details are all confirmed and finalized, for the most part, so now it's easy to pay attention to the tiny little details that very few people outside of the individual(s) planning the event will notice.  One of those details?  The first kiss.

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?

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