The kiss.

Your first kiss as husband and wife.

It's a pivotal moment in any wedding ceremony.

But let's not forget this intimate, momentous moment occurs in front of all your friends and family. Perhaps in a place of worship, in front of religious officiants and your dear, sweet nan.

My thoughts on the subject: Let's keep it PG people.

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Having spoken with a few photographers about 'the first kiss' it seems they have seen it ALL. From quick pecks a la Prince William and the Duchess to full on 'snogs', tongue sarnies and even bottom grabbing!

Now there's nothing wrong with a bit of passion between newlyweds ~ a wedding celebrates the union of two people in love who are (hopefully) very attracted to one another.

I think this next photo montage depicting the couple's first kiss is absolutely beautiful ~ passion, love, friendship, happiness. It's all there in these four photos:

Photos by Jonathan Ong via Eat Drink Chic

Let's face it, there's a time and a place for full on passionate, intimate kisses. Isn't there?

Speaking from experience of the 'first kiss', it's easy to get caught up in the moment and forget about everyone else around you. Those of you who have seen Twilight Breaking Dawn may have thought it incredibly romantic watching Bella and Edward get lost in their intimate post nuptial kiss (which seemed to last forever).

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It was a beautiful moment however, after a while, I started squirming in my seat and began to feel a little uncomfortable for the guests!

But that's nothing compared to this excruciatingly cringe worthy kiss...

You need to know the story behind this kiss ~ it was their first EVER kiss as a couple. As part of their faith they were saving themselves for marriage. Which is sweet in theory but...there are no words.

Just watch:

My first EVER kiss was probably just as cringe worthy ~ 'washing machine' springs to mind and I'm sure there was a bit of teeth gnashing. But for this couple to have their first kiss in such a public setting, in front of their friends and family, captured for all eternity on their wedding film, then aired on TV and now going viral on the internet. Yikes!

It just goes to show that practice makes perfect.

Photo by Emily Blake Photography via Wedding Chicks via Fuck Yeah Wedding Ideas

So dear readers, whether it's dip kisses, short and sweet kisses, lingering kisses or even full on snogs you'd like to share for your first kiss (because it's your wedding and your choice). I suggest you and your betrothed have lots of fun practicing in the run up to your wedding day so that you have an idea of what you both want/feel comfortable with. It's a special moment, you don't want it to feel awkward.

That's what Zee and I did and, to be fair, I'm sure our carefully choreographed kiss went out the window as we were so emotional/overwhelmed/nervous during the ceremony. But at least we were both on the same page and knew that we definitely didn't want our first kiss, in front of all our loved ones, to be a wet, tongue sarnie!

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I'd love to hear your thoughts on wedding kisses.

Is there such a thing as an inappropriate wedding kiss? Shouldn't couples express their love in a way that suits them? And am I simply being a prude?!!