Do you tag this woman to be your unlawful Big Fat Gypsy wife Traveller bride customises ankle bracelet into blue garter for wedding day
19:08 GMT, 15 March 2012
A Big Fat Gypsy Weddings star who had been ordered to wear an electronic ankle tag wed in a church ceremony today – and blinged up her ankle tag for the occasion.
Barbara McFadyen, from Feltham in Middlesex, glued blue diamant gems to the grey plastic device, embellishing it and covering the something blue element of the traditional wedding ritual in the process.
Something blue: As gypsy bride Barbara McFadyen arrived at the church to marry Malachy Cash today in the back of a pick-up truck, her ankle tag was clearly visible – decorated with blue gemstones for the occasion
While barely visible when the bride was standing, the tag was revealed when she sat down
It is not clear what events led to Miss McFadyen being ordered to wear the device, but seemingly untroubled by its
prominence, she lay back in the yellow pick up truck that
took her to the wedding, kicking her tagged leg in the air as she
enjoyed the ride to nearby St Lawrence's church.
There, she posed for further photographs in a pose that revealed her tag to the gathered crowds, giving them one last glimpse of the device before she entered the church to meet her groom.
Miss McFadyen, who married Malachy Cash in today's ceremony, first showed off her ingenious way with a glue gun and coloured gemstones at a Gypsy wedding last Friday.
For the lavish nuptials of Cheyenne Pidgeley and Michael McFadyen in Surrey last Friday, Miss McFadyen chose to match the gems on her ankle tag to her bright pink dress.
Charming! Miss McFadyen flips a V-sign outside the church
Striking a pose: Miss McFadyen gives the crowds outside the church one last flash of her ankle bracelet before heading into the church to wed her groom
Barbara was accompanied on the trip to the church by a family member, who helped her down from the truck as they arrived
Proud: Miss McFadyen's ankle tag is pointed out while the bride laughs, seemingly untroubled by its prominence
Arriving in style: Barbara McFadyen travelled to St Lawrence's Catholic church in Feltham, Middlesex in a yellow Ford Transit pick-up truck
Big Fat Gypsy bridesmaids: Miss McFadyen chose a red theme for her maids – with four out of the five girls wearing Converse sneakers with their evening gowns
The wedding party: The bride poses with friends and family ahead of the ceremony today
Bronzed and beautiful: Left, a guest dressed to match her baby daughter; right, one trims her dress with a green satin bow
Ladies in red: Guests at the wedding put their best foot forward; left, this mini dress-clad guest was no doubt glad of the warm weather today
Wedding finery: The Traveller community traditionally wear colourful and flamboyant outfits on such occasions
Pretty in pink: At the Gypsy wedding of Cheyenne Pidgeley and John McFadyen last week, Miss McFadyen chose to adorn her ankle tag with pink gemstones