TLC has filmed a Gypsy Wedding right here in the USA ! They already have a series of the same name filmed in the UK. For the last six Months, a Britsh film Crew from Firecracker Films arrived and filmed the preperations, and the Birth of the couples Son in July.
The Irish Travelers, as they are referred to, live in an area called "Murphys Villiage" on and behind Hwy. 25, straddling both Aiken and Edgefield Counties in South Carolina. The Newlyweds, 19 year old Tamara McKown, and her husband, 23 year old Billy McKown II, were married on December 10 on the front porch of their home. The Grooms Mother refused to be filmed, and other Relatives and Friends also shyed away from the Cameras.
The Bride is not a Gypsy, which is usually frowned upon in this culture. Also, certain subjects were off limits, such as Money and what they do for work The Bride is a vocalist and hopes the filming of her Wedding will help her launch a singing career.
These People are very secretive and usually don't allow outsiders into their "Camp", so I'll be watching this episode as well as the whole Country. I drive through the neighborhood every Day, yet know very little about these People. There are many Myths, and I hope some are dispelled with this filming.