There are an estimated one million Gypsies and Travellers throughout the USA and now the company behind the UK’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding series are venturing over to America to see how the Gypsy Brides do it yankee style.
Gypsy Brides follows the same format as the UK show and goes inside the homes and attend the gypsy parties to discover what it’s like to be living as a Gypsy in America. This series, viewers will meet a variety of larger-than-life characters, including 17-year-old Shyanne who has met her fiancée just twice. She has never kissed a man before and like most gypsy girls does not believe in sex before marriage.
On Shyanne’s wedding day she has to decide whether she will kiss her groom in her supersized dress. In Atlanta, proud gypsy father Pat Baby, is holding a party to find a husband for his 14-year-old daughter Priscilla. He’s determined she will be the belle of the ball in her spectacular pink dress, which weighs as much as she does.
“Most live in complete secrecy, away from the judgment and discrimination that plague their communities. However, their lifestyles are anything but discrete – they blend traditional values with modern-day influences, resulting in weddings and other celebrations that are large, loud, and lavish.” Discovery Real Time say of the new series.
The show is set to air on TLC in the states as My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, it will be re-branded as Gypsy Brides US for UK audiences.
The series premieres on Discovery Real Time from 9th May 2012 at 10pm.