Katierose and Jimmy Cantrell

How did you guys first meet?

Jimmy and I first met in Florida, I was from New York and he’s from New Mexico but we ended up in the same place, at the same time and after spending a few weeks together we both returned to our home states. We stayed in touch and then did the long distance thing until one day I just knew I didn’t want to be without him anymore and that night I was on my way to New Mexico.

When did you know they were the one?

I knew Jimmy was the one when he saw me at one of the lowest points in my life and he still spoke to me as if I created the sun. 

 – Katie 

When Katie moved across the country to be with me, I knew she was the one. 

-Jimmy 

Tell us about the Proposal.

Jimmy proposed on Christmas Eve. Our daughter had just been born in October and both my parents were able to fly out and see the baby and spend the holiday with us. Jimmy took my dad to see his work place while asking for his blessing. 

The night before I accidentally almost found my ring when looking for something in his truck, he had to distract me quick to hide it. 

On Christmas as we opened gifts with Jimmy’s mother and my parents, Jimmy gave me a bracelet with both our names, our daughters name and my daughter that passed away while I was still pregnant with her. 

I was shocked, I thought the bracelet was the big gift. Jimmy kept telling me weeks prior not to expect a ring yet even though we had been talking about getting married since before our daughter was born. 

He knelt down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was the greatest blessing to have our parents and our daughter there to witness that beautiful moment. 

What do you love most about each other?

What I love most that Jimmy is always changing and growing as a person. I fell in love with a goofy boy who made me laugh with silly dance moves, married a man who works hard and is a great provider for his family and each day watch him grow more as a wonderful dad and partner. 

-Katie

Her personality. I mean really

I love everything about her. she’s beautiful, an extremely hard worker, she’s loyal, an amazing mother. 

-Jimmy 

What is one thing that silly or even quirky the other person does?

He dances up and down the supermarket aisles- full on booty shaking, choreographed dance moves if the music is really good.

– Katie 

She licks my face, like she’ll act like she’s going to kiss me but instead playfully lick the side of my face. 

-Jimmy 

What was one thing you looked forward to on your Wedding Day?

On our wedding day we also dedicated our daughter and we both were really looking forward to being able to do that and honor the gift God had given us. 

What’s your favorite Wedding Trend right now?

Even though my wedding was completely the opposite I really love the “dark” wedding trend. Black wedding dresses, dark colors and gothic style decorations. 

Jimmy hates that trend so I didn’t get to have the Romantic Gothic wedding of my dreams! 

What inspired your Decor or Theme?

We didn’t have much of a theme, my favorite color is purple and we really just used light purple all throughout the wedding from the light backdrop at the church, to the flowers and table linens. It was a small ceremony, no bridesmaids or groomsmen, a relaxed luncheon rather then a reception, so we just went for simple but pretty! 

What’s one thing you wish you had known earlier as far as planning?

I wish I knew that as the bride it would be so hard to help other people(mainly the moms) feel equally included and heard in the planning and making sure they weren’t getting stressed out and worried about all the little details! No one prepared me for that and especially because I wasn’t worried at all! 

  • Photography: Farmington NM Wedding Photographer, Luay Photography
  • Florist: House of Flowers, Farminton
  • Ceremony Location:
  • Reception Location: Even Wedding Reception Center, Bloomfield NM

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