Gallery Serpentine provides alternative brides with a taste of past era romance specialising in neo-Victorian & "Gone with the Wind" themes… for fourteen years we have been creating beautiful and well priced corset-based ensembles.
Working with us to create your dream day outfit means you are working with Australia's premier corsetiere and your silhouette will be enhanced to the maximum, whether you choose a Victorian styled skirt, a large hoop skirt ensemble or a slinky tulle bustle back fishtail. Our emphasis is on dramatic style and value for your dollar. And, ideally, we want you to be wearing our ensembles for the rest of your life! Not just for one day. So we make them to be intensely wearable.
We are now offering our bridal services in our Sydney alternative fashion salon via free of charge appointments (outside of our standard retail hours) so that we can totally focus on you. We've expanded our range of styles and custom facilities to fully encompass our mission of "deliberate costuming" for men & women. With a fetish for circus, steampunk, carnivale and more extreme historically referenced couture ensembles we hope you will adore what we have to offer. We enjoy creating with stripes, brocades, hand screened fabrics, purples, reds, blues, blacks, greens and of course ivory for your neo-Victorian fantasy.
"I was so lucky to have found your store as I wanted an unusual style for my wedding dress. The service provided by your staff was above and beyond. Our wedding day was so much more special because I was in the wedding outfit of my dreams. My husband was shocked, pleased, and dumbfounded with how beautiful it was. I look forward to my next visit and corset purchase."
How I cater to Offbeat Brides
Here's some key benefits for booking with us:
- Curvy girl & plus sizes a specialty
- Australia's premier corsetry salon
- A Gallery Serpentine Gentlemen range
- One on one customer service with free appointment
- Exquisite Gallery Serpentine designs themed to Victorian, Edwardian, cabaret or "Gone with the Wind" eras
- Frock coats, waistcoats, cravat shirts for the groom and groomsmen that can be matched to your bridal ensemble
- An on the rack range from size 8 to 20 to purchase or if you prefer to order then we will make to your specific to your size and colour requirements
- A colour range that incorporates ivories, creams as well as stronger darker colours
- Gregory Bolton jewellery to compliment.
Gallery Serpentine's philosophy is "An Antidote to the Mundane" and that extends to our approach to bridal. To give you an example we have held hand fasting ceremonies in our store with our pagan celebrant friend who then played celtic harp on the bus seat outside! We've outfitted grooms in corsets, lesbian couples in matching outfits, cross dressers and fetishists in pvc, a bride in an Alice in Wonderland corset and pink Victorian skirt plus a gorgeous array of full-on dark gothic wedding parties in black, purple and red.
Our sizing includes "off the rack" sizes Australian 6 to 20 and then custom. Our groom and best men outfits currently range from Jack Skellington inspired tail coats to Jekyll and Hyde waist coats and 16th century frock coats.
We have a dedicated head wear maker so any desires for over the top mini top hats or mini fedoras or fascinators can be fulfilled in the fabrics to match your outfits. Quality Akubra top hats, bowlers and fedordas are also a standard in store item for the gents as well as skull topped canes & steampunk amulets.
Examples of my work
Linda, the bride in the pink Alice in Wonderland corset and matching Victorian skirt was featured on Offbeat Bride.
Here's a link to some great photos that our happy customers have sent in!
Also if you take a peek at our facebook you will see a lot of lovely comments and pictures in the Gallery section.