A one-off special, "My Bigger Fatter Gypsy Wedding" features the biggest Traveller wedding of the year with dressmaker Thelma Madine as event planner.
For generations, traveller celebrations have been a family affair. In this episode we meet the Mcfadyens, a large Irish traveller family in the midst of a series of celebrations.
In this episode we witness a community at a cross roads, as the battle to preserve the gypsy and traveller way of life intensifies. Will the future tear their culture apart, or do they have a place together in the modern world?
For Gypsies and Travellers, a clean family name is crucial, and the consequences of losing it are devastating. After causing a scandal by spending time alone with her boyfriend, Rosanne is rushed up the aisle to save her reputation.
This episode explores further the cultural divide between gypsies and non-gypsies and looks at what happens when the two worlds are thrust together in marriage.
As the eldest granddaughter of a family with both Romany gypsy and Irish traveller heritage, 15 year old Santana is expected to follow strict rules for girls and set a good example for her younger family members.
In this episode, Irish Traveller Danielle is determined to live her life in a traditional way and, at just 15, is planning a lavish black pink and bling hen party.
This episode explores the competitive streak that lies behind the now famous gypsy look and the extraordinary sacrifices that are taken to achieve it.
Entering the world of 21st Century gypsy and traveller weddings, where ancient traditions meet modern fashions in an ostentatious culture clash, this film follows four gypsy and traveller families on their wedding day.
The final episode of season one uncovers the prejudice that exists against the travelling community in Britain today.
Whilst gypsy and traveller women all want to be a princess on their wedding day, the reality in the gypsy community is that on every other day it is man who is King.
The third of five episodes in the My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding series explores the clear and defined roles of young men and women in the gypsy and traveller community, and reveals attitudes toward education, marriage and domestic violence.
This episode explores how the travelling community are fighting to preserve their ancient culture and customs and the obstacles they face keeping their traditional way of life alive.
The first episode in the series looks at the milestones in a traveller girl's life en route to the biggest day of her life - her wedding day.
Four cousins compete to be the best dressed at Holy Communion.
Important, last-minute wedding details have to be kept secret.
Priscilla's decision to remarry has helped heal the shame caused by the divorce.
As gypsy women marry, their lives and friendships change.
The Irish town of Rathkeale wakes up with a vengeance as Travellers arrive.
Learn all about the various embellishments of a Gypsy wedding gown!
Thelma Madine describes a special, intricate costume she made for her daughter.
Danielle is determined to follow strict traveller customs.
A big wedding dress doesn't always equate with grace and elegance..
Billy Welch tries to better the lives of the United Kingdom's 300,000 gypsies.
The McFadyen household consists of 2 trailers, 8 kids, and an adopted cousin.
Bride Mary wants her wedding dress to be more grand than the royals!
There are an estimated one million Gypsies and Travellers throughout the US.
Kids decked out in diamonds and hot pants ride into town in limos for communion.
Lavinia's groom is late for the wedding because he's finishing up some drinking.