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The one He kept for me

Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Monique Simpson, Staff Reporter

Believe it or not, a wedding is a great place to meet Mrs Right - or in Kawain's case, Mrs Fearon.

It was on one of these occasions that the groom, who has been racking up frequent-flyer miles at these events, first laid eyes on the stunning Amoy Lawes, whose beautiful eyes piqued his interest and brought his search for 'the one' to an end.

Lawes was equally smitten with him.

"When I first saw Kawain, I thought he was cute and he seemed to have a great personality," recalled Lawes, a children's officer at the Child Development Agency.

Soon their love for each other began to blossom into a true connection.

"We have similar interests and she has a strong sense of identity. She is down-to-earth and not fussy," Fearon said.

And that sealed the deal for him, so to speak.

Fast-forward to July 31, 2014. After three years of dating, Fearon decided to keep her permanently by his side. Earlier in the day, he stole the keys to her apartment and placed the ring on her bed next to her laptop and wrote: "I would be honoured if you said yes."

"On her way home, I drove behind her, without her knowing, with both our parents and his sibling. After a long day at work, she saw it," he said.

"I was shocked!" said Lawes. "Even though we were planning on getting married, I cried."

"She didn't respond immediately. After what seemed like hours, she finally stopped crying and said, 'Yes!'," Fearon, a subeditor at The Gleaner Company, recalls, laughing.

Her tearful 'yes' was triggered by "his charming personality, ambition, and his passion for God", said Lawes.


The couple arrived promptly at 4 p.m. on December 20 at the University Chapel with 150 family members and friends to make it official.

At the regal purple and gold affair, a dapper yet excited groom waited patiently for his beautiful, graceful bride as her parents, Ingrid and Wayne Swaby, escorted her down the aisle.

Under the guidance of the Reverend Wayan Wellington, the two became one in a beautiful ceremony. The guests then made their way to the Jamaica Conference Centre on the picturesque Kingston waterfront to continue celebrating with the newly-weds.

The couple shared their first dance to Roxanne Jackson's soulful rendition of Maurette Brown Clark's The One He Kept For Me.

After the reception, Mr and Mrs Fearon jetted off to the Cayman Islands for their honeymoon.