I met Jennifer last May and this month I finally had the pleasure of documenting her union with Devin. Jennifer and Devin are an awesome couple who persevered despite living hundreds of miles away for their entire relationship.
Their relationship was a match made in heaven but it didn’t start out that way. Jennifer and Devin first met in 2002 at Fifth Bar and Grill in Brooklyn. After that brief meeting they weren’t so fond of each other. Over the next year, Jennifer and Devin’s relationship blossomed into a great friendship while he was living in the states. According to Jennifer “Our friends always hinted to me that he had a ‘crush’, but I never took them on. On the night before Devin was to leave to return to Canada he confessed his feelings to me, to which I responded, ‘Oh, that’s nice’. I did not want to admit that I had feelings for him because I did not forsee a future in a long distance relationship…” Despite not confessing her mutual feelings they remained friends for the time being.
Fast forward three years to the Hazlewood family reunion in Toronto, Canada in 2006. Jennifer and friends decided to go to Caribana, an annual Caribbean festival.
Jennifer’s perspective. “My friends and I decided to go to Caribana which was very easy for me because I would already be in Canada. Mysteriously, a week before I was to leave for my family’s reunion one of my friends informed me she could not make the trip. A few days before I am to leave my two other friends pull out of the trip, leaving me with an extended plane ticket and no place to stay. Michelle suggested that I stay at her family’s house (Devin’s family) and that she would make the arrangements. Well, let’s just say I had a wonderful weekend.”
Fast forward almost five years. “Devin and I have maintained a long distance relationship for the past four and a half years. We have overcome several obstacles (mainly the border, hahaha), but our love has sustained us through it all. We are living proof that a long distance relationship can work. The phone companies and airlines know us very well; we are just grateful to have each other and are extremely excited about this next chapter of our lives (Perk: We will not only be in the same country very soon, but under the same roof!)”
I’m extremely honored that Jennifer chose us to document her day. There was so much emotion throughout the day and we were just excited to be included in it all. Jennifer, Anyeka & I heart you!
A few notable mentions who played a role in their special day…
Church: The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew
Reception Venue: Stage Six at Steiner Studios
Photography: Joshua Dwain Photography
Florist: Barbara’s Flowers – TaraSimon
Make-Up: Tannis Heyliger
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Grooms Suit: Kenneth Cole
DJ: DJ Fly Ty
Amazing!! I felt all the emotions throughout this day. I love it!
OMG!!! Joshua, I am in awe. You captured every bit of the emotions I was feeling on that day. I am sitting at my desk cheesing with tears rolling at the same time. They are absolutely beautiful. I am so grateful to you for capturing every part of our special day. Yaaaaaaay!!!! Let’s do it again.
These photos are absolutely gorgeous! So happy to relive that day through these beautiful photos! Great work!
I wish Jennifer and Devin all the best. You two are a beautiful, loving and warm couple who will inspire many that true love does conquer all. It does overcome obstacles and will withstand everything! May God always be with you!
Joshua, these pictures are fantastic. You really captured the essence of that beautiful day. Thanks to you and your beautiful wife for doing such an excellent job.
Mrs. H. (Mother of the Bride)
Joshua I must say you did a fantastic job! The pictures are beautiful… Jen thanks for sharing the link with me. I know everything happens for a reason but I am still deeply sadden that I could not be with you on your special day! You and Devin are a gorgeous couple, may God bless this union!
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Hats off to the photographer! Jennifer, you looked amazing! =) Congrats to the happy couple!
This is quality work. Quality. The images beautifully convey the love and happiness that filled that glorious day. Jen & Devin: you look smashing!
CONGRATS Jennifer!! I almost got a little emotional looking at how happy you were and how you two make a BEAUTIFUL couple. Sorry I couldn’t be there, but I’ll be intown next month to hand deliver your gift.
These pictures are GORGEOUS! Joshua, you really captured this moment in time BEAUTIFULLY! I can’t wait to see the rest!
These photographs capture the joy ,happiness ,devotion of Jennifer and Devin on that memorable day.The entire month had been so hectic ,but the results were always blessed.The Mothers are to be commended for their dedication to all who attended, and I wish Jen & Devin all happiness in Life ahead.
Beautiful photos!! Looking forward to seeing more…
Beautiful work…compliments to all…looks like it was a great party too…palancing!!!
It’s always Great to shoot along side with you Josh – Let’s do it forever or at least pass the relationship down to our offsprings. Good Job Bwoyyyy !!!
These photos are stunning! All the best to the happy couple 🙂
OMG Jen! these pics are STUNNING! One of the best weddings I’ve been to. I’m happy I was there to share this day with you 🙂
great job on the pics Joshua
These pictures are amazing!!!!! Jen you look beyond beautiful. Congrats.
Jennifer, you were a beautiful bride. I wish you and your handsome husband the very best that life has to offer. I look forward to seeing the rest of the pictures.
Amazing!!! Joshua once again I’m in awe of your work. Continued blessings for the Mr. & Mrs. Woodley:)
Thank you Sir for doing such a fabulous job of documenting our day. It wasn’t easy to get the shots in, but it obviously came out very well. Good work. Can’t wait to see the rest!
Awesome pictures! just AMAZING!
Congratulations Jennifer. Photos are amazing – so full of life.
Lots of Good Wishes and God’s Blessings for a wonderful life together.
WOW! These pictures are gorgeous!! Jenn, he caught the face that I was telling you about…the one that you made when you were walking down the aisle. Beautiful!
The photos are amazing, but then the photographer had significant assistance from his amazing subjects. Jennifer and Devin, we are very pleased that you had such an awesome day and such beautiful photos to capture your joy on your special day. We loved them all. CONGRATULATIONS, you are both off to an excellent start. Three Cheers to you.
So beautiful…amazing photos!!!
Breath taking, the first two words that came to mind. When I look at these beautiful pics it just fills up my heart with love and joy. Joshua captured every moment perfectly, simply amazin. I was so happy and honored to be apart of this wonderful day! I wouldn’t mind living this day all over again.
Congrats Devin& Jennifer!! Wish I could have been at the wedding but you both look great!! Although Dev, I’d have to say I think she may have outdone you;) Best of luck to the two of you hope to see you soon!!
First my congratulations to my friend Mr. Devin and his beautiful wife Jennifer who has a wonderful charming smile, I’ve met her at the social club and was proud of Devin, congratulations to you both and the photography is absolutely stunning which reminds me of my passion for photography in earlier day only today it’s all technology which provides photos as if you were there (thanks to Joshua Dwain Photography) anyhow back to the Bride and Groom I wish you both the very best.
These pictures are wonderful! Congrats to you both!
Wonderful pictures Joshua. Best wishes to the couple. They looked really happy that day and you captured everything. I feel like I was there.
Hey Joshua, amazing images, gotta question which of cameras did you use shooting this wedding? Great Work!!!!!
Hey Terri, I shot this wedding with the Nikon D3.