'It was the best thing that happened to me' Big Fat Gypsy Weddings teen marries the boy who 'grabbed' her in a previous series
00:50 GMT, 28 March 2012
Despite many antics of the Gypsy community shocking the general public, it seems some of their tactics lead to romance.
Viewers of my Big Fat Gyspy Weddings were disgusted with the concept of 'grabbing' in the first series – a rather violent way of mean wooing women, but tonight one couple spoke of how it brought them together.
Cheyenne, 16, was seen being grabbed in an earlier episode of the hit Channel 4 show, and she appeared to be quite shaken up about the ordeal.
Happily married Cheyenne and John's romance began after he grabbed her in the previous series of Big Fay Gypsy Weddings
Not a nice beginning: Cheyenne and John's romance blossomed after he 'grabbed' her at his sister's wedding
However, this resulted in her becoming engaged to persistent 17-year-old John McFadyen stating it was 'the best thing that had happened to her.'
And despite insisting that 'grabbing' isn't violent, John is later seen taking part in an unlicensed boxing match a week before the wedding.
As the young pair set about planning their wedding day, the show caught up with John's older sister Josie and her husband Swanley.
A year after their wedding, the travelling pair are already parents to a baby girl – also called Josie and are seen preparing her christening.
Get off me! John decided to throw cake in Cheyenne's face as they partied at their wedding reception
Emotional moment: The teen became teary-eyed on her big day when she thought about her mother who previously passed away
But despite having another wedding and christening to look forward to, the McFadyen family are not in the best of spirits as father Chris is sent away to prison after assaulting someone.
Eldest daughter of the family Josie tells how this tears the family apart, but adds: 'Its not like he's going to prison for killing anyone.'
Traditionally, many gypsy families live in large tight-knit communities and the McFadyen family are no different.
Look at me now! Chris McFayden celebrated his release from prison in a white limo
Present time: Chris left jail and brought with him gifts for his family
After serving half of his seven month service, Chris is released from prison which leads to the family going to greet him in a white stretch limo.
He looks chuffed to be reunited with his family and as they drink champagne, they realise they can finally look forward to the upcoming occasions.
But Cheyenne's wedding planning is a bittersweet time for her after her mother passed away.
The 16-year-old refuses to celebrate her 16th birthday die to her mother's death and is seen getting teary-eyed on the morning of her big day.
Fashionably late: The blonde kept her fianc waiting two hours because her car didn't show up
Don't be nervous: Swanley tried his best to give his brother-in-law some good advice
'I would do anything to have her here,' she said as she got ready for her special day. 'She's still with me in spirit, that's life.'
The teenager certainly kept her groom waiting on the day after her Rolls Royce failed to show up which resulted in her arriving at the church two hours late.
Following the ceremony, the newlyweds took a trip to Cheyenne's mother's grave where she placed her wedding bouquet and shared a special moment.
You're famous! Cheyenne was hounded by paparazzi as she arrived at the church
But then it was time to join their fellow guests and enjoy a traditional gypsy wedding reception.
But as Cheyenne and John cut the cake, and had their first dance – other gypsy teenagers were becoming the victims of violent 'grabs.'
Young girls could be heard pleading with the boys, saying: 'Please let go of me,' while Josie bluntly stated it was something that 'just happens.'
That's life: New mother Josie stated that 'grabbing' was just 'something that happens'
'He grabbed her, she kissed him and they married,' she said of Cheyenne and John's relationship.
However, her husband Swanley admitted that he had to chase Josie for quite some time before he got a kiss.
'Keep the love,' was his advice to the newlyweds as he cuddled up to mother of his child, Josie.
Another celebration: The family made sure that Josie's christening was a big party
The last episode in the second series also saw Josie and Swanley get their daughter christened – which is one of the most important events in a gypsy's life.
But baby Josie's christening was also an excuse to celebrate more good news in the McFayden family – the engagement of Josie's younger sister Barbara.
It was revealed that before asking a girl to marry you, gypsy males must ask the girl's father for permission.
I'm next! Josie's younger sister Barbara became engaged to her boyfriend of two years at just the age of 15
The ritual is said to be a 'strictly private matter,' but following the confirmation it is a huge celebration.
However, one person who didn't seem to happy about it was Josie and Barbara's younger sister Berry.
The youngster was in floods of tears at the thought of her sister moving out as it meant she would be the eldest child in the household and would therefore shoulder a lot of responsibility.
But Barbara was obviously ecstatic at the thought of getting married and starting a family, but her and Cheyenne were the first to admit they may not be the best wives.
The fighting type: John took part in an unlicensed match one week before his big day
But they needn't worry, as the gypsy men believe it is only a matter of time before they are.
'I'm gonna grow her, and mould her so by the time she's 20 she will be perfect,' John said of his new wife Cheyenne.
John's fight will air on The Active Channel SKY 281 and on live Internet TV on www.theactivechannel.com at 11pm tonight.