Big Fat Gypsy Weddings paints a portrait of the secretive, extravagant and surprising world of gypsies and travellers in Britain today. The series uses the extraordinary rite of passage celebrations and events--including weddings, communions and christenings--to offer a window into the world of the gypsy and traveller community. Each episode stands alone offering insight into attitudes toward gender roles and education, the customs of courtship and their relationship with gaugers (non-travellers). Through the experiences of the unforgettable cast of characters, the series will explore the remarkable rituals, traditions and beliefs held by this minority group to tell the story of 21st century gypsy and traveller life in Britain. Warm, intelligent, engrossing and funny, and with a strong series identity, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings tells intimate stories on an epic scale, laying bare an exotic unseen Britain that exists right on our doorstep.