My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Piggybacking off a popular British documentary series that tells of the Gypsy culture in the U.K., TLC goes inside the heretofore hidden world of American Gypsies, using their extravagant wedding celebrations to reveal a group of people who live alongside but free from mainstream society, guided by century-old religious and cultural traditions. Though secretive and based on long-held values, the Gypsy lifestyle is anything but discreet. In fact, it's awash in modern-day influences, resulting in wedding, holy communion and birthday bashes that are large, loud and lavish. The series includes appearances by dressmaker Sondra Celli, who is seen designing elaborate gowns for weddings and other milestones.