Once the shower starts, they take part in a Romani tradition – cake fight! Well, Romanis and elementary school children. During the shower, Cody proposes to his girlfriend, Danielle. Not to get too sentimental, they soon start the provocative dancing.
Every mother’s dream
Now that the baby shower has been such a success, let’s focus on the wedding! An Irish Traveler wedding is held on a stage at the home of the bride and groom. This is extra stressful on the bride because she has to bring the venue to her. At least she won’t have to worry about the venue cancelling. A large part of the Irish Traveler ceremony is the original poetry. These are spoken to present the bride and groom to the village. We meet David, Murphy’s Village Poet. I’ve heard of a village idiot, but never a village poet. I don’t mean to disrespect this tradition, but this has got to be some of the worst poetry I have ever heard. I feel like I’m in a campus coffee house.
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Tamara’s poetry will be recited while she and her sisters dance on stage. Her sisters are not happy about having to do this. I don’t know why. Nothing complements bad poetry like bad dancing. During the preparations, Bill has disappeared. Tamara starts to go all Bridezilla since there is 24 hours to the ceremony. Tamara’s father, like any rational person, is worried about her leaving his care and joining the village. I am starting to get the impression that outsiders see this village as a cult.
It’s showtime! Tamara is getting her hair done with her friend Cassidy and sister Rachel. Rachel thinks that Tamara is crazy, but she loves her. The closer the wedding gets, the more nervous Tamara is about how many people will show up. You can tell that her sister’s are beside themselves with nerves because they are texting on their cell phones. Probably something along the lines of ‘ This is so fucking lame’. There are a ton of drive-bys. Not the kind you are thinking of. The bride and groom finally come out of the house to spotlights and applause.
The happy couple
After the vows, it’s time for the variety show. Tamara’s sisters come out and do a strange, slow-motion dance that kind of looks like a hula dance without the hidden meaning. Next is a small child that shakes her ass enough that a Vegas showgirl would be jealous. I honestly have know idea who the hell she is, but she totally upstages the sisters. Once all the dances are over, it’s time for the horribly awkward poetry reading which honestly made me cringe.
Ok, part of this show that drives me absolutely crazy is the complete lack of continuity. They went on and on about how there had to be a huge crowd or the wedding was a failure. Then, they barely show the crowd at all. I don’t know if this means that she had a really shitty turnout or the camera man was trying not to fall asleep. Her dad tells us that everything was a success, but he probably thinks they are all crazy, so a shitty turnout might be a success to him. Hopefully Tamara was approved by the women of Murphy’s Village. They seem like a really sweet couple, although I thought that made the episode a little boring. I got hopeful when she started to go all Bridezilla, but then they glossed over it. At least we had Mellie and family to keep us entertained.
One for the road
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