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To Bali and back for love

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For Charmaine and Bradley Fraser, love knew no bounds. Photos: Supplied Click for more photos
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For Charmaine and Bradley Fraser, love knew no bounds. Photos: Supplied

For Charmaine and Bradley Fraser, love knew no bounds.

The couple met in early 2008 while Brad was visiting Perth from Bali, where he had been living and working for Quicksilver for two years.

After trying a long-distance relationship for around five months, Charmaine decided to make the move to Bali.
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"My parents hadn't even met Brad," Charmaine said.

"But everyone was really good about it, they knew I wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't right."

Charmaine quit her job as an assistant accountant with an insurance firm and moved to Bali, where they were together for six months.

Brad proposed in November 2008 when they were holidaying in Margaret River. He designed the ring himself to add to the surprise.

"I definately was not expecting it," Charmaine said.

"It was the first time I had ever seen him nervous."

Charmaine and Brad spent time managing a resort on Mentawai Island in Indonesia, and after leaving there they managed the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef resort in Exmouth.

After receiving the exciting news that Charmaine was pregnant, the couple left Exmouth and returned to Perth.

With a wedding date set for April 18, Charmaine said plans ended up falling into place as she knew what she wanted.

The Sunken Gardens at UWA was the venue for the ceremony, chosen because of the beauty of the buildings.

The reception was held at Villa Pourzane in Cottesloe.

"We didn't have a theme, we just wanted everyone to have a good time," Charmaine said.

"We played the cheesiest radio music ever and played games. We wanted it to be more interactive rather than a traditional wedding."

The wedding cake was a three tiered, white cake with roses down the side, which Charmaine saw in a photo and got a friend to replicate.

Charmaine's dress was designed by a dressmaker to suit her new pregnant physique. She said she was not a bride who felt uncomfortable being pregnant at her wedding.

"Not in the slightest, I love being pregnant, I feel fantastic," she said.

After the wedding the couple spent four days at the Quay West Resort in Bunker Bay.

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