For a year, several gypsy families from France opened the doors of their homes and allowed us to follow them in the preparation of their wedding traditions. For Gypsies, a wedding is a very important moment and marks the family’s life : the passage from childhood to adult. It is only after marriage that children are allowed to leave their parents’ home.
The event of a marriage in the gypsy community is an event made of abundance, luxury, music and celebration. Among the gypsy community, nothing is too beautiful on their wedding day and money is not an issue. With spectacular dresses and over the top accessories, for an outsider it surely is extraordinary. Parents save for several months, sometimes for years, to offer a sumptuous and unforgettable wedding. Some traditions are very sacred and are cannot be omitted.
Among the Catalan gypsies, to be able to marry, young girls must prove their virginity. Among other communities gypsy boys kidnap their fiancée. Discover the marriage of Morgane and Nudeuls, on their amazing honey moon and their wedding day. Hilary and Bryan, a very rare couple among gypsies, since Bryan is a “gadjo”, he is a non gypsy. He will have to accept to live in the gypsy way, starting with the famous handkerchief ceremony which will allow his future wife to prove her virginity. And finally, the marriage of Robincka and Salvano, gypsies from the Eastern countries. For the ceremony, Robincka will dress as a princess at all costs.
Three couples, three communities and three different ceremonies. Each time, an extraordinary marriage.