Fremantle Perth Bridal Designer Jaime Lee Major

Jul 18, 2020

Jaime Lee Major is one of Australia’s brightest design stars. Her bridal collection has grown over the last 10 years making her one of the most sought after dressmakers to come out of Australia. Jaime Lee Major wedding gowns are meticulously crafted pieces of art.

A while back I photographed the Perth wedding of Sarah and Dave, which started in a majestic ceremony and ended in an actual rave. Throughout all that this wild Jaime Lee Major creation weathered all the wild glory.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown
Jaime Lee Major wedding gown

I wanted to do a piece on her because I am inspired by her wild design talent and outer-space way of approaching bridal gowns for folks wanting something a little more on the edge. Her designs are for the fashion-forward bride (the exact words that came out of David’s lips all day at their wedding).

Jaime Lee Major background

Born and raised in Fremantle (Perth), Jamie Lee Major rose to fame after she designed a gown for Kimbra at the Grammys in 2013. Her blue tulle and Swarovski encrusted dress was seen by 40 million people and she gained a mighty whack of international fame, and said in an interview for VOGUE that she hadn’t really thought about bridal couture but had so many enquiries that it ‘just sort of happened’.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown bridal party gold and black dresses


She’s won WA Designer of the year, been featured in VOGUE, dressed Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Rita Ora (to name a few). Major has since left the red carpet behind her now to focus her creative genius on wedding dress designs.

Luxury wedding dresses like you’ve never seen before

Jaime Lee Major wedding gowns are priced from $5000 to $24,000, but worth every cent. They are pieces of art that she carefully wraps around a human body, and have endless hours of labour put into every last little detail. There are hundreds of thousands of beads, crystals, pearls and stitches in her creations.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown

The bridal collection features a lot of tulle and exposed flesh, lavishly covered with luxurious embellishments. They’re a Pinterest board dream. You can forget the classic silhouette or cathedral length train.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown

Jaime Lee is talking frills, cuffs, ruffles, sparkles and bespoke demi-couture tailoring. The materials tend to stray away from classic whites and ivories and delve into lux golds and silvers. Something I’m excited to see more of in contemporary weddings.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown

If you’re a bride who wants to do things differently then Jaime Lee Major’s collection is awe-inspiring. See-through trouser suits and everything covered in Swarovski will certainly turn some heads and take your Grandmothers idea of the traditional wedding dress for a glorious golden ride. The way the light catches the sparkles and the overstated glamour is perfect for any bridal shoot. 

Jaime Lee Major wedding gowns: also a photographers dream

There is no end to this gifted woman’s creativity. She is such an exciting element in Australian wedding scene. One of her recent catwalk gowns used the most insane floristry to bring her ideas to life.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown

I love capturing everything that makes the day special, the bride’s dress is at the top of my list. Be over indulgent, be bountiful, be sumptuous. It’s a wedding, nothing can be too amplified! Your dress should make you feel like you’ve never felt before and there is no way in hell you can’t feel $1million dollars in a Jaime Lee Major wedding gown.

Jaime Lee Major wedding gown bridal party gold and black dresses
Jaime Lee Major wedding gown
Jaime Lee Major wedding gown
Jaime Lee Major wedding gown
Jaime Lee Major wedding gown
Jaime Lee Major wedding gown

Find Jaime Lee Major wedding gowns online

Jaime Lee Major on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaimeleemajor

Fremantle and Perth Wedding Photography

Steph and Zacs Quarry Farm Wedding, and Fremantle wedding photo locations.

Quarry Farm Wedding

Aug 10, 2019

Back in 2016, Steph, a brilliant photographer in her own right, reached out to see if I’d head over to Fremantle to photograph her Quarry Farm wedding to the debonair Zac (who has an uncanny resemblance to old mate Westley from my all-time favourite film, Princess Bride).

After musing on it for all of 0.0413 seconds I said yes, and one of the joys, apart from the general brilliance of spending a day with these to maestros, was discovering a gem of Fremantle – Quarry Farm.

Enjoy the images from their day – and what was the first ever wedding hosted at this glorious venue outside of Perth. It’s always a wild honour photographing an artists wedding, and it’s crazy to me that over half of my bookings these days are from fellow wedding photographers! It raises the stakes a little bit, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Steph and Zacs Quarry Farm Perth wedding was featured on Polka Dot Bride. Head over there to see their full day and beautiful story.

Steph and Zacs Quarry Farm wedding.

Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding

Steph and Zac didn’t see each other beforehand, but shared a prayer together with a dash of touch on the morning.

Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding

I imagine that when the bridal designers were creating this gown, the exact thing they had in mind was “bridal peace ninja”.

Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Quarry Farm Wedding
Fremantle Wedding Portraits
Fremantle Wedding Portraits
Fremantle Wedding Portraits

See more kids at weddings here.

Fremantle Wedding Portraits
Fremantle Wedding Portraits

The classic Fremantle walk – one of my favourite areas to shoot Fremantle wedding portraits in. The historic Fremantle back streets make for a marvellous backdrop to have a stroll through.

Fremantle Wedding Portraits
Quarry Farm Wedding portraits
Quarry Farm Wedding portraits
Quarry Farm Wedding portraits
Quarry Farm Wedding portraits
Quarry Farm Wedding portraits
Quarry Farm Wedding portraits
Quarry farm Fremantle
Quarry farm reception
Quarry farm reception
Quarry Farm Wedding
uarry Farm Dancefloor

Steph and Zacs reception dance floor began with a dance-off between herself, her dad and brother.

Candle wedding portrait

Quarry Farm has a little lake at the base of the reception room, brilliant for a secluded little spot to escape to for some evening portraits.

Quarry Farm call themselves the best rustic wedding venue in Perth and it’s pretty easy to see this holds up, with a huge diversity of usable areas and natural surrounds on over 200 acres.

Find Quarry Farm Perth online

Quarry Farm website: https://www.quarryfarm.com.au/

Find Quarry Farm Perth in real life

1475 South Western Hwy, Whitby WA 6123

Book me for your Quarry Farm Perth or Fremantle wedding

I regularly photograph weddings in Perth and Fremantle, and there are no additional costs or complexities involved. Reach out to me via my enquiry form over here.

Looking for an incredible Perth wedding gown designer? Check out Jaime Lee Major.

Fremantle wedding photographer

Jul 15, 2017

Fremantle is one of the most marvellous places to have a wedding in Australia, and benefits from the incredible natural beauty of the surrounding areas of WA being at the fingertips, as well as the beautiful heritage architecture and layout of the old city itself. I’m hired every other year as a Fremantle wedding photographer, and you can see some of the wonderful wedding i’ve photographed there here.

While you’re here, for the best wedding dresses straight out of Perth, check out the inimitable designs of Jaime Lee Major.

Jaime Lee Major wedding Gown Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer

Some of the historical streets of Fremantle look like they were plucked straight from a movie set. A quick stroll around them can get an incredible diversity of Fremantle wedding photos.

Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer

And, just around the corner, it changes again… from heritage, historical Fremantle streets, to beautiful old decaying urban walls.

Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer kids at weddings
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Drone taking off with a person
Drone taking off with a person
Quarry Farm wedding
Quarry Farm wedding
Quarry Farm wedding
Quarry Farm trees wedding
Quarry Farm trees wedding
Quarry Farm sunset wedding photos
Quarry Farm sunset wedding photos
Quarry Farm sunset wedding photos
Quarry Farm sunset wedding photos
Quarry Farm sunset wedding photos
Quarry Farm sunset wedding photos
Quarry Farm reception
Quarry Farm reception
Quarry Farm reception
Quarry Farm reception
Fremantle wedding photographer
Quarry farm lake boat

Most of these were taken at the incredible Quarry Farm wedding of Stef and Zac. Quarry Farm is located in Whitby, slightly southeast of Fremantle and Perth. If you’re having a wedding at Quarry Farm, the beautiful Fremantle wedding photo locations above are a quick and easy diversion on the drive out there.

Not just Fremantle wedding photography:

Here are some of my favourite wedding images that i’ve photographed from weddings here, there and everywhere.

From Tim and Alix’s Rupert on Rupert wedding.
Fremantle wedding photographer
Check out Hannah and Lachlans stylish Gabbinbar Homestead wedding.
If you’re heading to the east coast, check out this and other unique wedding venues in Melbourne.
Laura in Suzanne Harward.
Fremantle wedding photographer
Fremantle wedding photographer
Taken on a 60 year old camera. Head to this post on why i shoot weddings on film.

Find Quarry Farm online

Quarry Farm website: https://www.quarryfarm.com.au/

Find Quarry Farm in real life

1475 South Western Hwy, Whitby WA 6123

Book your Fremantle wedding photographer

I regularly photograph weddings in Perth and Fremantle, and there are no additional costs or complexities involved. Reach out to me via my enquiry form over here.

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