On the evening of December 28, 2011, security consultant Ian Pounall tied the knot with his high-school classmate Dr Kerrie Fearon at the Boulevard Baptist Church. The reception followed at the Jewels International Resort along Port Henderson Road, Portmore, St Catherine.
Their friendship began in 1989 when both attended St Mary High school and were placed in the same grade-seven class. However, this friendship was purely platonic; little did they know that one day they would make a vow to share their lives together. After high school, they went their separate ways, Kerrie to study medicine at the University of the West Indies and later in the United States, while Ian attained a teaching diploma at The Mico University and bachelor's degrees in political science, international relations and a master of science degree in national security and strategic studies from the University of the West Indies.
Their paths crossed occasionally during holidays when both returned home to St Mary to visit their families. It was in 2010 that Kerrie, on returning from the United States after completing her studies, saw Ian in the town of Port Maria chatting with one of his friends. Being a devout Christian, she immediately began to invite both gentlemen to church; Ian seemed pleased with this.
Numbers were exchanged but, alas, Ian never turned up at church. One day, Kerrie decided to chastise him for not responding to her invitation, he subsequently told her that he was wondering when she was going to call and that he liked her very much. This was the start of a whirlwind romance as they became instant soulmates, chatting over the phone, spending time together, going to the movies, having dinner dates and of course, attending church together.
After a few months, they decided that they wanted to get married, and such was their obvious commitment to each other that Kerrie's mother saw it and decided to see if Ian was serious about her, by giving him a "talk". This signalled to Ian that this was no joke business.
On August 1, 2011, Ian took Kerrie for dinner at Spring Garden Restaurant in Ocho Rios. She was quite sure that he would propose there, but dinner ended and nothing happened. They went to the movie, The Bridesmaids at Cove theatre. During one of the scenes, to her surprise, he went down on his knees. Realising what was happening she begged him to stop and he did. After the movie, Ian determined to propose, on August 1 because of the significance of the day, did so in his car and an excited Kerrie accepted.
The theme of the wedding was a fairytale rainbow, with church décor by the bride's aunt, Dawn Woodbine. The reception area was decorated by Salome Bourne Gordon and wedding planner was Labrea Woodbine. The bride's gown and the bridesmaids' dresses were from David's Bridal while the groom wore a Kenneth Cole suit. Videographer was Wayne Barrett and photographer, Phillip Bulli of Wholesales Photo Studio.
The ceremony was officiated by Reverend Claude Williams of the Grace Baptist Church in Oracabessa.
The couple honeymooned at the Sunset Beach resort in Montego Bay.
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