Some siblings spend their lives trying to differentiate themselves from one another, but Brazilian triplets Rafaela, Rochele, and Tagiane Bini aren’t really into being individuals — not even on their wedding day. The identical sisters shared the bridal spotlight, tying the knot together while wearing the same veils, headpieces, and white dresses. Your only shot at telling them apart was through slight alterations in the necklines of their embellished white gowns. Also, each carried distinctive bouquets of flowers in yellow, blue, and red. Even their makeup and hair looked the same.
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The 29-year-olds, who are from Passo Fundo, Brazil, walked down the aisle three in a row, condensing their father’s duties of giving away his girls into one ceremony. The altar was specially constructed to accommodate the entire party, including their husbands. Rafaela wed Rafael, Rochele married Gabriel, and Tagiane exchanged vows with Eduardo. Luckily, the men in their lives are unrelated, all standing tall at varying heights with no genetic resemblance in the slightest.
Because having their sisters didn’t seem to suffice as enough support, each also chose six bridesmaids, wearing dresses in yellow for Rafaela, blue for Rochele and red for Tagiane (matching their flowers), summing up to a total of 18 women in primary colored dresses. Even without the flowers to tell them apart, Eduardo, Tagiane’s partner, wasn’t confused at all. “Oh yes, I knew which one was mine, for sure. I knew as soon as she entered the church, she was the most beautiful,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.
While this might seem strange and out of the ordinary, twins (and other multiples) do share special connections. Certainly extreme, it’s not the first time special occasions have been grouped by family members. Five of eight siblings in an Arizona clan said their “I dos” in a “mega wedding” in 2012. Four Utah siblings did the same last summer. but drew the line at going on a honeymoon together. In the most complex of them all, a set of twins married a set of twins in 1999 in a double wedding, and one couple even had a set of identical twins of their own. In 1987, other twins that married twins even gave birth on the same day.
Triplets might seem like a lot, but just imagine when the Gosselin kids get older what their wedding will be like — because you know they’ll have a joint televised ceremony. Can’t wait for 2025.