Guests could be forgiven for thinking they were seeing things at one very special wedding in Kerala, India, this week. Identical twins Dinker and Dilraj Varikkassery married identical twins Reena and Reema, in a ceremony officiated by identical twins, after a five year search.
The boys had been inseparable all through school, university and even their careers (working for the same company) until they were posted to different ends of India.
Afterwards, both men decided they wished to get married and set about finding identical twins – but it wasn’t easy and it took them five years to meet their now-wives, who had had a similar upbringing.
“When we met Reena and Reema, we knew it was them we were looking for all this while. Fortunately, they also had the similar feeling after meeting us,” Dilraj told the Mail Online.
Reena said: “We had to keep searching the suitable boys for three years in a row. When we saw Dilraj and Dinker we nodded yes to each other. It was a wonderful experience.”
Dinker, 32, said he had just one regret about the wedding, in which both couples had identical twin bride maids and pageboys, in Thrissur, Kerala State on India’s west coast – there weren’t enough twins present!
In total seven sets of identical twins attended, but Dilraj said he had hoped to have at least 12 there.
Even the priests, Rezi and Roy Manaparambil, were identical twins who travelled from Chennai to Thrissur for the wedding.