By Nicole Weintraub

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez is a married woman now, reports People. The actress recently tied the knot with fiancĂ© Ryan Debolt, who works as a business analyst. The couple is blissfully happy and enjoying life as newlyweds. Though, Ramirez did not always think she would be heading down the aisle towards her dream man. Though, her groom managed to change her mind about that. “The connection was there very early on,” she admits, reinforcing the idea of love at first sight. The duo married on Independence Day with a beachfront ceremony surrounded by a small number of close friends and family. “There’s nothing like the first kiss once you’ve been pronounced husband and wife,” Ramirez reveals in regards to her wedding day. The couple is currently enjoying married life.

What are some ways to keep the spark alive after you get married?

Cupid’s Advice:

The wedding was amazing and now you’re married. Now what? Here are some ways to keep that excitement and amazement alive after you get married:

1. Date night: Don’t forget to keep up a weekly or monthly date night. It doesn’t have to be anything over the top or expensive, but remember to go out to dinner or catch a movie once in awhile.

2. Be daring: Try something the two of you have never done before. Look up some local events in your area and try to find something that the both of you want to try. Sign up for some cooking classes or go to an amusement park you have never gone to before.

3. Spend time apart: Remember to spend some time apart from one another. Just because you are married does not mean you have to be with each other all of the time. Time apart makes you appreciate the time you are together.

What are some ways you keep your marriage alive? Share your stories with us!