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Meet the Bride: Chelsea, Noosa

Low-key, intimate, perfect. Chelsea and Declan's Noosa elopement was all that and more. Here, Chelsea shares her wedding planning experience with other brides-to-be.

Advice and Inspiration

from The Busy Bride community

The Basics:

  • Chelsea and Declan
  • 7 December 2019
  • Noosa, QLD
  • Elopement
  • Less than 3 months spent planning
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Wedding Planning Experience

What was the most enjoyable aspect in planning your wedding?

Creating my own bouquet, as well as shopping online for my wedding dress.

What was the biggest challenge in planning your wedding?

Finding the right elopement package was a challenge.

First 3 vendors booked...

  • Bridal gown
  • Celebrant/ Minister
  • Venue

Top 3 priorities when choosing vendors...

  • Price
  • Location
  • Reviews/ word-of-mouth

How did you keep costs down?

  • Elope! 

Chelsea's wedding planning advice, from one bride to another...

“Some women want nothing more than a traditional wedding. Some find the thought alone far too stressful. We wouldn’t change a thing about our special day! After all, it is your special day to celebrate just they way you like.”

Wedding Day Details

On the morning of my wedding, I...

  • Relaxed
  • Got my hair and makeup done
  • Was with my husband-to-be

Chelsea's top tip for the day is...

“The less you stress, the more you’ll remember!”


What we did post-wedding was...

  • Created our own wedding album
  • Changed my legal name


There’s a lot to be said for eloping! It’s been an honour profiling Chelsea and Declan’s wedding, and their photos are just lovely.

Thank you for joining The Busy Bride community and being a part of our new profile series. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.

With warm wedding regards,

Kimberley xx
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