Three identical sisters tied the knot together at the same wedding ceremony and married men who look amazingly similar, too.
For their big day on Saturday, the 29-year-old triplet sisters Rafaela, Rochele and Tagiane Bini, from Passo Fundo, southern Brazil, wore the same wedding dress and had identical hair style and make up.
The only clue to help confused friends and family tell one bride from the other was a different color of bouquet. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Triplets Rafaela, Rochele and Tagiane Bini share the same looks and now the same wedding anniversary after getting married on the same day.
2. The triplets, pictured with their new husbands Rafael, Gabriel and Eduardo, wore the exact same wedding dress, as well as hair style and make up, for their big day on Saturday.
Even the grooms — Rafael, Gabriel and Eduardo — freely admitted that they had worried they might mix up their brides when it came to exchanging vows.
Rafael, who married Rafaela, recalled how the triplets sometimes deliberately confused their fiances. He said:
There was a time when we were all in the kitchen making dinner. So Rochele, who is Gabriel’s, was doing stuff at the sink, and Rafaela was at the stove.
We were there chatting and they changed places. I went behind to hug her, and said “oops” when I realized I’d got the wrong girl.
3. Like many identical siblings, the sisters told how they have always been close and shared the same tastes and interests since they were babies.
On the big day, however, the grooms claimed that they didn’t have a problem recognizing their wives-to-be. Eduardo, who married Tagiane, said:
Oh yes, I knew which one was mine, for sure. I knew as soon as she entered the church, she was the most beautiful.
The triplets explained how, like other identical siblings, they have always been close since they were babies and had the same tastes and interests.
Their parents, Pedro and Salete, already had one daughter, Liziele, when Salete became pregnant again, but they never imagined that three more girls would come at once.
Salete fainted when doctors told her that she was expecting triplets, the girls revealed.
4. It was parents Pedro and Salete who suggested that the girls all get married together after Tagiane also got engaged to Eduardo.
Rafaela was the first of the triplets to find her future husband, Rafael, ten years ago while she was studying at university. Then on the following year, Rochele got together with Gabriel.
Their parents Pedro and Salete suggested that the girls all get married together, after Tagiane also got engaged to Eduardo.
The only issue that Pedro, a farmer, had to resolve was how he would walk all three daughters down the aisle at the same time. He said:
We decided that we would all walk down the aisle until half way down the church. From there, I would take one at a time.
The solution was to have the pews at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida Catholic cathedral in Passo Fundo moved apart to make more space for the three brides to walk down the aisle together.
5. The pews at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida catholic cathedral in Passo Fundo were moved apart to allow more space for the three brides to walk down the aisle together.
The sisters were followed by 18 bridesmaids and page boys, each using the color of the bride they were representing: blue for Rochele, yellow for Rafaela and red for Tagiane.
The first woman to be taken to the altar by her father was Tagiane, who was also the first to be born. She recalled:
I tried to hold back my emotion, but I couldn’t. To see my dad there, at that moment, was a feeling I can’t explain.
The girls revealed how they all went together to get their hair and make-up done with the intention to look different.
6. The girls explained how they all went together to get their hair and make-up done with the intention of looking different — but they all ended up liking the same style.
However, things worked out differently. Rochele explained:
We tried a number of styles, but we all liked the same one. It’s not even worth trying, it always ends up like that.
After the ceremony, the sisters explained that the fact that there were three bouquets to be caught was not lost on the female guests.
As for the grooms, the fact that triplets run in their wives’ family hasn’t put them off. Eduardo said:
We’re going to think about starting our family. If we have triplets, it won’t be easy, but they will be a blessing and we’ll raise them with love.
7. Identical triplets marry on the same day at the same time.
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