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25 Couples Who Nailed the Big Kiss

Getting the first kiss just right can be tricky — with bundles of nerves and a crowd of guests staring at you, the potential for an embarrassing moment or awkward photo does exist. The key? Finding the balance between an unromantic peck and PDA overload. But you know what they say — practice makes perfect! Try out the kiss you want to capture by taking a cue from these couples who made the big smooch look like a romantic breeze.

By: Hillary Hoffower

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  • Love is in the Air

    Love is in the Air

    A shower of flower petals instantly adds romantic grandeur to any kiss.

  • Love is in the Air

    Love is in the Air

    Colorful confetti creates a dash of whimsical fun.

    Photo Credit: Nate and Lori

  • Love is in the Air

    Love is in the Air

    Nothing says autumn romance like falling golden maple leaves swirling around you and your groom.

  • Fist Pump

    Fist Pump

    We love how this fist pump says, “I got the girl.” There’s no missing the look of joy on this couples’ faces and the smiles lurking behind their kiss.

  • Fist Pump

    Fist Pump

    This bride’s fist pump sings a happy tune of enthusiasm at finally marrying the man of her dreams.

    Photo Credit: Ben Sasso

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    This couple nails their first kiss in the rain without getting wet, thanks to the maid of honor and best man. Umbrellas add a charming touch to a rainy day wedding.

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    There’s no mistaking the intimacy as these two draw one another near.

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    The adoring way this groom cradles his bride’s face as he goes in for the big one is too sweet. Brilliant sunshine highlights this elopement kiss at just the right angle, bathing the couple in an almost mystical light.

    Photo Credit: Pyrefly Pictures

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    A lavish arch of pink roses and glowing lanterns, combined with a lavish wall of greenery, creates a magically vivid backdrop for this first kiss.

    Photo Credit: Narrowleaf Photography

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    Cupping the groom’s head in her hand, this bride turns their kiss into veiled elegance.

    Photo Credit: Hunter Ryan Photo

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    A simple gesture of cupping your beloved’s face in your hands is a big way to say, “I love you.” We love how the camera angle is flipped to the front to capture the blurred crowd in the back and a close-up of the bride’s dazzling ring.

    Photo Credit: Holly Ireland

  • Tender Touches

    Tender Touches

    Pastel hues create a dreamy look, complemented by a rippling wind that makes this kiss all the more romantic.

    Photo Credit: Brinton Studios

  • Kiss and Dip

    Kiss and Dip

    This kiss was pulled off with not just a dip, but also a tender touch and a sweet embrace (and an amazing ocean view to boot), displaying the couple’s desire and romance.

    Photo Credit: Sara and Rocky

  • Kiss and Dip

    Kiss and Dip

    The perfect kiss doesn’t have to be confined to the lips — this couple finishes off the first kiss with a giggle and sweet peck on the cheek, demonstrating their playful affection for one another.

    Photo Credit: Kelsey of Ken Kienow Wedding Photography

  • Kiss and Dip

    Kiss and Dip

    With a stunning background fountain and swoonworthy dip, this black and white photo looks like it’s a movie poster.

  • Kiss and Lift

    Kiss and Lift

    This heart-warming photo captures not only the joy and devotion between this couple but also the ecstatic faces of the guests and bridal party.

    Photo Credit: Storytellers & Co.

  • Kiss and Lift

    Kiss and Lift

    While this picture is too sweet for words, what we really love is the way the slight lift of the bride shows off the flare of her mermaid-style dress and elongates her cascading veil.

    Photo Credit: Nicole Caldwell

  • Kiss and Lift

    Kiss and Lift

    This bride practically leapt in her groom’s arms out of pure excitement. 

  • Kiss and Lift

    Kiss and Lift

    There’s nothing sweeter than when a groom picks up his bride and can’t let go. Amazing mountain views and colorful blooms make this photo even more romantic.

  • Warm Embraces

    Warm Embraces

    There’s no tearing these two apart.

    Photo Credit: Sposto Photography

  • Warm Embraces

    Warm Embraces

    This bride and groom can’t keep their hands off one another in this dreamy and passionate embrace.

    Photo Credit: Lara Hotz

  • Warm Embraces

    Warm Embraces

    This fervent kiss is ignited with intensity, making for an emotion-evoking image.

    Photo Credit: We Are the Hoffmans

  • Warm Embrace

    Warm Embrace

    A close-up captures the joy behind of both the officiant and this loving couple as the bride wraps her arms around her groom’s neck.

    Photo Credit: Twin Lens

  • Classic Kiss

    Classic Kiss

    A full-skirted gown, grand church venue, and intimate hand holding make this traditional wedding kiss a showstopping image.

    Photo Credit: We Heart Studio

  • Classic Kiss

    Classic Kiss

    A classic kiss like this is pure perfection, especially when captured in a black and white still.

    Photo Credit: DeRay and Simcoe

25 Couples Who Nailed the Big Kiss

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