Classic wedding arrives not a moment too soon for Lizzi & Joel

Wedding: 10/05/2014

Posted by Kellie | 13 September, 2014

If you think Flatmate Finders is just a website for roommate hunting, you better read on for the story of Lizzi Carnell and Joel Dovile.

After living together for three months, the Melbourne bride, 31, headed overseas for a holiday, leaving behind Joel, 32, only to realise she was in love. “In the space of a week we went from flatmates to couple and three months later we started looking to buy a house. Before we knew it – we were engaged,” smiles Lizzi.

They didn’t waste any time with a long engagement, instead choosing to marry five months later on May 10, 2014 with a classic wedding. “We fell in love with Ballara Receptions in Eltham the minute we arrived at the property,” explains Lizzi. “It felt like home-away-from-home.”

Their day for 160 guests was simply styled with understated decorations and classic designs reflected in Lizzi’s custom-made dress. “My dressmaker was Joel’s aunty and mum who are professionals,” says Lizzi. “Dressmaking runs in the family as Joel’s Nona was a dressmaker, too, so to me it felt like I was capturing part of the family’s history by having them involved.”

The pair headed to Hawaii for their honeymoon.

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“Getting married, to us, meant celebrating with the people we were closest to,” says Lizzi.

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“Our photographer, Michael Briggs, captured the moments that everyone had that night,” praises Lizzi.

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The couple spent their wedding night at InterContinental, The Rialto.

Photos courtesy of Michael Briggs Photography.

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