'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding' brings the bling


If you're looking for a history lesson about Gypsies in the United States, you won't find it in the new series "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding,"?a spinoff of the British hit "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding"?premiering Sunday, April 29, on TLC.What you will find is bling. Lots of bling.Like their counterparts across the pond, American Gypsies, aka Romany, who number about 1 million, favor big, sparkly dresses for their daughters' weddings and other special occasions. The premiere focuses on two girls:?Shyanne, 17, who is planning her wedding to a boy she's met twice; and Hope, 14, who looks forward to forging a love connection at her 15th birthday party.Both girls are dressed for the big day by Boston seamstress Sondra Celli, who has become accustomed to creating enormous wearable confections on short notice. For Shyanne, that's a crystal-studded dress with pink trim and a skirt so wide that it barely fits down the church...



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