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Jul 3, 2011, 3:52pm   #346
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Originally Posted by babypie
"TRAVELLERS have refused to leave a controversial site in Chorley."

http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/ne...ving_1_3522601
I would be might upset if some people plunked themselves down in my local park. They are just creating more anti-Traveller sentiment.
Jul 3, 2011, 4:27pm   #347
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Round of applause for Chantelle!!! Good thing she didn't have any children with her hubby and she's getting on with her life. Seeing that life outside of the traveller community has it's rewards - such as being able to go to college and have her own life!
Jul 3, 2011, 4:45pm   #348
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Originally Posted by gracekelly
^^very interesting and I think that the show and all the comments from the outside world that these girls have been exposed to is causing a bit of a revolution. Perhaps a certain number of them just felt peer and family pressure to marry.

Sorry to mention money again, but another expensive party to be paid for.
LOL! Yes! Thelma could start a line of divorce dresses....
Jul 3, 2011, 4:56pm   #349
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Why do I get this feeling that when people go to these weddings, they contribute money? It sounds as if the bridal couple really never know how many are going to show up. They don't send formal invites. It is word of mouth. You could get hit with a ton of people.
Jul 3, 2011, 5:35pm   #350
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Originally Posted by gracekelly
From what I can see, they are not giving away where the idea came from. Do you think Thelma has or had a PR agent who engineered this?
Firecracker Films is the production company. They did a one-off show as part of the Cutting Edge documentary series on Channel 4. It was hugely popular, so they turned it into a series. I think the ones that have aired in the US were recut. I know they put an American voice over on them (and the subtitles crack me up).

Thelma Madine was approached by the producers:

http://www.digitalspy.ca/british-tv/...-weddings.html
Jul 4, 2011, 12:27am   #351
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Originally Posted by gracekelly
Yes, i definitely think the mini-brides are creepy and the way they tart up such little girls reminds me of the beauty pageants. Those dresses are costing a fortune too. It just reinforces the concept of the over the top wedding to a young child.

I think that Thelma was the driving force behind the entire show. I don't know which came first, the chicken or the egg. Did a producer approach her or did she go to the TV people with the idea. Either way, it has amped up her business.
for real. They tops of their dresses were even padded.

That lady worked WONDERS with the animal shelter....but dang the bride should have used some of that money to fix her teeth.
Jul 4, 2011, 12:37am   #352
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Originally Posted by Ladybug09
for real. They tops of their dresses were even padded.

That lady worked WONDERS with the animal shelter....but dang the bride should have used some of that money to fix her teeth.
I was so put off by the make-up that I missed the padding. What fix your teeth when you can spend it on the big dress?
Jul 4, 2011, 12:24pm   #353
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They never made a second season of this show?
Jul 6, 2011, 3:03pm   #354
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I was annoyed by several little kids that tried to hit or push the stilt walker over at the animal shelter wedding. It wasn't just one kid, it was a few of them. I was shocked that anyone would let their kid do that. Completely inappropriate.
Jul 6, 2011, 3:10pm   #355
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Originally Posted by k2sealer
I was annoyed by several little kids that tried to hit or push the stilt walker over at the animal shelter wedding. It wasn't just one kid, it was a few of them. I was shocked that anyone would let their kid do that. Completely inappropriate.
I saw that and was appalled! I have the feeling that aggressive behavior is more acceptable for boys. I did not notice the gender of the children doing this.
Jul 6, 2011, 4:23pm   #356
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Originally Posted by k2sealer
I was annoyed by several little kids that tried to hit or push the stilt walker over at the animal shelter wedding. It wasn't just one kid, it was a few of them. I was shocked that anyone would let their kid do that. Completely inappropriate.
yep, VERY badly behaved. I saw that too!
Aug 2, 2011, 6:21am   #357
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Love the show!!! forgot about the "Royal Special" must watch that tonight!!!
Dec 16, 2011, 12:13pm   #358
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Sunday at 8pm is a special called My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas. Is is not about the wedding but the Communions which has equally as outrageous dresses.
Dec 16, 2011, 1:05pm   #359
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I have it saved to record on my DVR.
Dec 20, 2011, 10:39pm   #360
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The travelers seem like so much more fun than most people. People take themselves way too seriously. The travelers just dress up in awesome outfits, dance, party it up and have a great time. Minus the whole living in a trailer, no real jobs or financial security, and women subservience and confinement to domestic affiars I'm a fan of their life mentality LOL.

So basically what I'm saying is I think the vast majority of their opinions are , but they sure know how to put together a he!l of a soiree
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