Guests at a wedding in southern Brazil might have thought they had had too much champagne to drink, but they were not seeing triple. There were indeed three identical brides.
Triplets Rafaela, Rochele and Tagiane Bini were married on March 21 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in a joint ceremony, fulfilling their childhood dream of walking down the aisle together.
The 29-year-old sisters appeared in the same white mermaid gown, with identical hairstyles and matching veils. The only distinction was the colour of their bouquets. The trio has done everything together since they were young, and dreamed of getting married on the same day.
Their father was beaming as he gave them away. “We walked together to the middle of the aisle and from there, I walked each one down the aisle individually,” said their proud father Pedro.
The brides spent six hours at the salon getting hair and make-up done. A few styles were tested, but the vote on the final look — a low, pulled back bun — was unanimous. There were 18 groomsmen in attendance, each wearing different colours depending on which wedding party they were with.
After the vows, the lucky grooms — there were three of them too — each dipped their new brides for a kiss for a memorable wedding portrait.