Not only were the grooms identical, but so were the brides – and the page boys, flowers girls and even the priests.
The wedding, held in Thrissur, Kerala State on India’s west coast, was everything the brothers had ever dreamed of, the result of a five year, painstaking search for the most identical sisters they could find.
Dinker and Dilraj first decided they would marry identical twin sisters when they were at high school.
From a young age, they were inseparable, spending every minute they could together, always wearing similar clothes – just in case people needed to be reminded they were twins.
‘Even in matriculation exam, we scored similar marks,’ Dinker revealed.
‘After graduating from college, we even landed job in the same company (HCL).’
But then the unthinkable happened. ‘For the first time our life, we were separated after starting our professional career. I was posted in north India, while the company sent Dilraj to the extreme south,’ said 32-year-old Dinker.
Five years ago, the pair decided it was time to settle down. Of course, it couldn’t be just anyone, and they turned to the newspaper to aid their hunt for their wives.
‘Many proposals came following our ads in newspapers and matrimonial sites,’ Dinker said.
‘But there was a problem: ‘The twins were not identical enough. Also, we had to find twins who came from the similar family backgrounds.’
Like the twin brothers, the girls also studied in the same school, went to the same college to train as nurses and also landed jobs at the same firm in Dubai.
In total, seven sets of twins attended – including the brides and grooms.
Congratulations to them.