One of the most memorable weddings I had the delight of officiating this past December was for Melissa and Anan. This was a small, intimate wedding with just family members attending because they were having a large wedding in India a couple of weeks later. They picked Picnic Point on the UW campus as their ceremony site and made sure to provide a beautiful campfire, hot tea, and lap robes for their family members to keep warm during their sunrise ceremony. It may be the only wedding where I wear 2 layers of long underwear because the temperature was in the teens with a dusting of snow on the ground on their wedding day. As usual, the amazing Laura Zastrow Photography did an outstanding job of capturing this triathlete loving couple's wedding day.
Dr. John Gottman has an interesting bit of advice for couples. He says, "Don't leave home without a kiss that lasts six seconds."
Kissing does wonders for you; it releases oxytocin, which makes you feel a sense of comfort and bonding, and dopamine, which activates your brain's reward center.
Those butterflies in your stomach? They come from epinephrine and norepinephrine, which increase your heartbeat and send oxygenated blood to your brain.
Some studies have even shown that kissing can cause a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol, which could help lower your blood pressure.
Share a kiss every day lasts at least six seconds. Why six seconds? Because it's long enough to feel romantic.
Plus, as John Gottman likes to say, "A six-second kiss is a kiss with potential. It's a kiss worth coming home to."
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