Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

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Big Fat Gypsy Weddings

Here in the UK we have a fairly contraversial series called 'Big Fat Gypsy Weddings' which looks at the culture around relationships and weddings in the Gypsy and Traveller community in the UK. The travellers featured in the programmes I have seen have been a small section of the G&T community, the Irish travelling community.

The series focusses on the weddings which are seriously sumptuous affairs, similar in extravagance, size and cultural importance to OTT weddings in other cultures.

These young women absolutely get the wedding of their dreams from the white horse and glass carriage to the large number of co-ordinated bridesmaids in equally princessy dresses

I absolutely admire their dedication and creativity and I wonder what impact this series will have on wedding fashion in the UK (pared down, plain silk, minimalism has reigned for many years here). Thelma, the wedding dressmaker is featured in the series and she has a short interview here:

As you look through the images you will also notice that these young ladies have exceptionally high levels of body, face and hair maintenance, on a par with most red carpet celebrities.