Ashly Paul & Parnel Pierre

Magical Mountaintop Memories


May 1, 2016
La Finette , Trinidad and Tobago

Photo Credit

Oak & Gold Studios

Style Guide

Color Palette


Beach, DIY



The Proposal

Parnel and I met in flight attendant training in January of 2014. Training was an experience to say the least, but out of that ordeal, we gained an amazing career, life-long friends and most of all, love. We started dating that March, so what was only supposed to be 8-weeks of training turned into a beautiful love story. One day, I was lucky enough to work a trip to Charles De Gaulle, Paris, however, Parnel was not able to join the in-flight crew working the flight. I was pretty disappointed to be going to the City of Love alone, but unbeknownst to me, Parnel was secretly working with other flight attendants on the trip to take one of their positions. He was able to get on the trip and surprise me with a pay-cation to Paris. We toured the city of Paris starting with the Pont des Arts or the “Love Lock Bridge” where he presented me with our own personalized lock. Then we ended with the Eiffel Tower at night where he proposed to me with a sparkling Eiffel Tour in the background.

In Preparation

We decided to DIY our wedding to cut costs. Parnel created a photoshop design that we used to create our handmade wedding stationary. Save the dates were sent out and our wedding website was launched a year in advance to allow everyone invited a chance to find good ticket prices to Trinidad. We shopped around for a wedding venue in Trinidad, and at the suggestion of the best man, we visited the North Deck and it took our breath away immediately. We purchased many of our decorations in bulk from and AliBaba Express, and transported it to Trinidad every time we flew down to see family. I found my wedding dress on Etsy, and Parnel found his tuxedo at Macy’s on sale. We were gifted many things for our wedding: catering, cakes, transportation, rentals, liquor, homemade wedding favors and hair/makeup artists.

The Big Day

On our wedding day, I woke up in my Matron of Honor’s house with home-cooked breakfast. My hair was styled and my makeup applied. Once my bridesmaids and I were all dressed, the cars arrived while we took more bridal party photos. Once all the bridesmaids were off to the venue, my dad and I were left waiting on the car. The ceremony went off without a hitch. Once the ceremony ended, it began to drizzle while we were taking our wedding pictures. The reception turned into a Caribbean party that everyone enjoyed.

The Retreat

We left for Tobago, Trinidad’s sister isle ,the very next day. We took a short 26-minute flight to the island. From the airport we walked to the beach to meet our ride to Speyside, Tobago. Keith, a well-known tour guide in Tobago, took us to Blue Water’s Inn Resort. We ate breakfast seaside with the view of Goat Island. We enjoyed relaxation and many tours of the tiny island, but the food was the best part.


Contributing Vendors


Char Catering


The North Deck


Cindy Ramsingh


Claire Paul


DJ Surreal

Favors & Gifts 
Claire Paul & Margaret Williams



Oak & Gold Studios


Harold Wall Transportation



Bride’s Hair & Makeup 
NB Salon
Bridal Party Hair 
F&A Salon and Spa
Bridal Party Makeup
Eva Nichols

Blue Waters Inn Resort

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