Monday, June 15, 2015

#MarriedMaitlands: First Dances


After our wonderful ceremony and lots of photos, it was finally time for the reception!!  We were so excited about having all our family and friends at the Kentucky Derby Museum for a fun night of dancing with us.  The museum turned out to be the absolute most perfect venue for us.

Chris and I arrived just before all the guests began to find their seats and enjoy dinner.  We had a chance to get a sneak peek at how it was all set up before we retreated to a private area where we could enjoy a few more moments alone.  We ate a little bit of food before we ventured out to the winner's circle over at Churchill Downs for a few photos.  While we were on this little adventure, our guests were viewing a movie all about Derby Day on the 360 degree screen as they began their meal. Once we returned from the racetrack, it was time for introductions and our first dances!  Everyone was ready to hit the dance floor!

We knew what our first dance song would be before we were even engaged.  And, perhaps surprisingly to those that know Chris, he selected it.  I was certainly on board as the band is my absolute favorite!  We danced to Rascal Flatts' God Bless the Broken Road.  It was perfect!

My dad and I struggled for months to find a song that would be best for our dance.  Finally, we decided on Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle.  Pre-wedding, I never made it through listening to the song without crying, but that night we laughed and joked through it all.

Chris and his mom went with Ben E. King's upbeat Stand by Me.  They had a lot of fun dancing together!

And then it was time for everyone else to join in the fun!!  Let's get this party started...

Andrea :)


  1. Awww!!! These moments and photos are amazing. Butterfly Kisses was one of two options I gave my dad, but he picked the other song :( Everyone looks like they really had a great time, I can't wait to see more pictures!

  2. Awww I love that Chris selected your first dance song - how perfect! What a fantastic venue, too!

  3. I love it! I'm a huge horse racing fan so this seems like an awesome location. Butterfly kisses is such a beautiful song and I considered it to dance with my brother who is standing in for my dad (who passed away two years ago) but I cannot handle it without crying. So went with another one.