Big Fat Gypsy Weddings Coming to DVD
13 Jul 2011
THINK THE WEDDING BUZZ FOR 2011 ENDED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY? THINK AGAIN!
It’s the series that has Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry singing its praises. If you haven’t experienced the visual bliss that is Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, Hopscotch Entertainment has you covered. Roll out the pink tulle and prepare to be amazed at the secretive world of Britain’s gypsy and traveller communities and their extravagant weddings.
Considered ‘on the shelf' at 20, in gypsy and traveller communities many girls get married soon after their 16th birthday with the support of their family.
The weddings are visual spectacles: brides and their families compete to have the most flamboyant dresses; girls parade into church in enormous dresses that sometimes weigh more than the bride herself. Although the women look sexually provocative there is a tradition of premarital chastity that is increasingly unusual in Britain today.
This is a community that lives alongside but detached from mainstream society. It is a community of contrasts, living by centuries old religious and cultural traditions but at the same time embracing the flashier extremes of the celebrity and fashion-obsessed times in which we live.
Coming soon on DVD.