They tied the knot same day at the same ceremony, wore the same wedding dress, as well as hair style and makeup and confused not just their guests but also their grooms who also looked strikingly similar. They are 29-year-old triplets, Rafaela, Rochele and Tagiane Bini from Passo Fundo, southern Brazil.
The only way guests could distinguish one bride from the other at the ceremony on Saturday was the different colour of bouquet they carried.
Even the grooms – Rafael, Gabriel & Eduardo, said they had worried they might mix up their wives-to-be when it came to exchanging vows. One of the grooms, Rafael, who married Rafaela, told how the girls sometimes deliberately confused their fiances.
‘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 realised I’d got the wrong girl.’
The first to be taken to the altar by their father was Tagiane, who was the first to be born. She remembered: ‘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.’