It was a day of joy when identical twins (grooms) married identical twins brides). From a very young age, the grooms who are inseparable made their intentions known that they would love to marry identical sisters. The brides, nurses Reena and Reema had spent three years searching for the perfect husbands for themselves.
And they too knew they were destined to marry twin brothers.
Reena told MailOnline: ‘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.’Many proposals came following our ads in newspapers and matrimonial sites. But the twins were not identical enough.
Organising the perfect twins’ wedding is about more than just ensuring the brides and grooms are perfect mirror images, however. The couples set about hunting down twin priests to solemnise their marriage. Luckily, the brothers had already met the perfect candidates through one of their get-together. The only problem was, the priests Rezi and Rozy Manaparambil had a full calendar. ‘We had to wait for months for the priests to come solemnise our wedding,’ Dilraj said. ‘But it was worth it.’
The grooms, 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.’
‘Occasionally, we would also organise a get-together by pooling in money from the members,’ said Dilraj.
‘The aim was to get suitable twin brides for ourselves.’
Still, though, they could not find their perfect match.
But then the brothers struck gold, meeting Reena and Reema through a ‘matrimonial portal’.
Dilraj revealed: ‘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.’
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.
The priests traveled 600km from Chennai to Thrissur for the ceremony on November 8. The identical flower girls Ansa and Asna and page boys Henry and Hendri didn’t need to travel quite so far, coming from the their neighbourhood.
But they weren’t the only twins at the ceremony, held at St. Xavier’s Church, in the small town of Pullur.