Depending on where you live in the world and your social situation, you may get a little help with your wedding. In many cultures, it’s commonplace for the father of the bride and the groom’s family to pay for the wedding, or at least contribute towards it. For many parents, they can’t wait for their son or daughter to get married – but they don’t look forward to forking out for the bill. Nevertheless, paying for one child is nothing compared to one Brazilian father, who had three of his daughters tie the knot on the same day, at the same time…
In today’s day and age, it is not uncommon to hear of a mother giving birth to twins, triplets or even quadruplets. However, what is rarer is to have three identical triplets. Normally, triplets are fraternal – which means that three different eggs have been fertilized. This is most common in IVF pregnancies, as multiple fertilized eggs are planted, in the hope at least one will take. With identical triplets, just one egg has been fertilized, which then splits twice to produce three fetuses. This process is extremely unusual all over the world, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that just 0.1% of pregnancies result in identical triplets. In fact, in 2015, only four sets of identical triplets were recorded in the United States of America. For the Bini family in Brazil, the arrival of their triplets was a shock they couldn’t get their heads around, but things were about to get even more crazy when their beloved daughters would marry on the same day, at the same time, to strangely similar men. With their innate similarities, their close bond, and the rings on their fingers, these identical triplets knew they wanted to walk down the aisle together.
For many people, being told you’re having twins or triplets would be a huge surprise. However, there is just no way to judge whether you’ll have one, two or three children until the first scan. Although the Bini family from Brazil were shocked to discover they were adding an extra three placemats to their dinner table, they vowed to give them the perfect life – and, it seems, the perfect wedding. From the dresses to the hair, the bouquets and the bridesmaids, these identical triplets had an identical wedding.
The Bini Family
So who are these Brazilian brides? Well, the Bini family is made up of the parents, Pedro and Salete, their eldest daughter Liziele, and then come the triplets: Rafaela, Tagiane, and Rochele. From an early age the sisters, who all live in the Passo Fundo region of Brazil, have been incredibly close and found many similarities between each other: when they were kids, they would share all of their clothes as well as their likes and dislikes, and now they have decided to share their wedding anniversary.
Although the Bini sisters have had a good life, their parents couldn’t deny they were caught off-guard by their arrival. After the birth of their eldest daughter, both Pedro and Salete knew that they wanted to expand their family, and maybe have one more child. However, they had no idea they would be blessed with three children – let alone identical triplets. In fact, Salete was so shocked when the doctor told her the news she actually fainted!
Finding their loves
For much of their teenage lives, the triplets would spend all of their time together. However, as they got older, they realized that they would have to separate a little to ensure that they would find someone to love them individually. Rafaela was the first of the sisters to find the love of her life while studying at university, and soon became engaged to her similarly-named future husband, Rafael. A year after their first meeting, Rochele found love with her betrothed, Gabriel. Some time, later, Eduardo asked Tagiane for her hand.
Tricking their betrothed
Although the three sisters were madly in love with their new partners, they couldn’t help but use their triplet trickery to keep them on their toes. In fact, the Bini sisters would often use their identical looks, similar tastes, and close-to-identical personalities to confuse others. Thanks to their close-knit nature, the women can easily pretend to be one another to joke around with those who just can’t tell them apart. They have admitted to tricking their partners more than anyone else.
Oops, wrong girl
Rafaela’s husband Rafael has spoken to the Daily Mail about the triplets’ tricky ways. He distinctly remembers a time where all of the sisters and their partners were cooking dinner in the kitchen, and the girls decided to switch places when the men weren’t looking. Because they had not seen them switch, Rafael thought Rafaela was still in the same place and went to hug her. Almost immediately, he realized that he had hugged the wrong sister.
A new suggestion
Even though they met their fiancés at different times in their lives, the triplets all got engaged around the same time. As soon as the third triplet had announced the news, their father made a suggestion that changed the wedding plans. Instead of getting married in separate ceremonies on different days, why not get married on the same day, at the same time? After all, they shared everything else in their life, so why not share their big day, too?
A few hitches
Although the plans were easier with three of them involved, their father realized there was a flaw in his plan. With all three of them walking through the church at the same time – how was he going to give them all away? Before long, though, they came up with a solution: the ladies would walk down half of the aisle together, while being walked by their father one at a time toward the alter. Crisis averted!
The triplets were excited about sharing their big day with each other, but they also knew that they wanted to have certain aspects that were all about them. However, that was easier said than done. As they went wedding dress shopping, the triplets realized that their tastes were so overwhelmingly similar that they all fell in love with the same dress. In the end, they chose the same one but switched up the straps to show their own individual style. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only problem they encountered.
A hair appointment
As they went their separate ways for their hair and makeup appointments, the triplets once again found they were too similar to have their own individual style. Although they all had presented their own ideas when it came to their hairstyles and their makeup look, when they compared them with one another, they realized each had made the same choices. In the end, they accepted the fact that they would look more-or-less identical on their wedding day. They hoped their fiancés would be able to tell them apart.
They were recognizable
Luckily, the ladies had a few other tricks up their sleeves to make sure their fiancés were marrying the right sister. Alongside the unique dress straps, the triplets also chose to wear different headbands. The brides also made sure their family and friends were able to recognize which sister was getting married at each time, thanks to the different-colored flowers in their bouquets. Rochele chose a blue bouquet, Rafaela chose a yellow bouquet, and Tagiane chose a red bouquet. The identical triplets were even more identical than normal for their identical wedding, so it was important to have these distinctive differences.
The church in question
However, with three sisters walking down the aisle at the same time, you’re probably wondering how the logistics of such an event would work. Well, as soon as the triplets knew they were going to get married on the same day, they got in contact with their local cathedral, the Nossa Senhora Aparecida, to see what they could do. On the big day, the pews were pushed further away from each other allow for a wider aisle for the ladies, their dresses, their bouquets, and most importantly, their father.
Who was the first?
Sharing a wedding isn’t for everyone, but the Bini sisters knew that they wanted to share their big day with the same people they entered the world with. However, they were faced with one question: who would get married first? The sisters couldn’t agree on who would walk down the aisle with their father first of all, so they decided to choose the lucky winner in the most logical way. After much deliberation, Tagiane was the first sister to be walked to the altar, because she was the first Bini triplet to be born.
Throwing the bouquet
One of the highlights of any wedding is the throwing of the bouquet. Legend has it that whoever catches the bride’s bouquet will be the next person to get married – and most wedding guests wish they would be the one to catch it. Luckily, it wasn’t the end of the world for the guests at the Bini wedding who did not catch Tagiane’s bouquet, as they had another two chances to catch it. The guests relished in this opportunity, and their wedding soon became the talk of the town.
Starting a family
Now the Bini sisters are married, they are looking forward to spending the rest of their lives with their new husbands. In fact, they are all looking forward to starting a family of their own and welcoming their own children into the world. However, has the chance of triplets put off their new husbands? Well, apparently not. Eduardo has noted that he would love his children, no matter how many there are of them. They will take whatever number they are blessed with.
The Dahm Triplets
Although the Bini triplets made headlines in 2015 when they tied the knot on the same day, they’re not the only famous triplets to wow the world. One of the most famous triplet trios comes from the U.S., in the form of the Dahm triplets. Nicole, Erica, and Jaclyn Dahm were born on December 12, 1977, and have rocked the world with their synchronized lifestyles, careers, and personal lives. Throughout their lives, the Dahm sisters have done everything together, and they even attended the University of Minnesota together.
A synchronized career
With their blond hair, blue eyes, and stunning physiques, the Dahm sisters are the definition of identical. In fact, the only way anyone can tell the difference is by the small tattoos they have on their backsides. Nevertheless, their impeccable appearance soon caught the attention of modeling scouts, who wanted to sign all three of them to their agencies. Before too long, they had worked themselves up the ranks and became Playmates for Playboy. They famously appeared in the Girls of the Big Ten issue in 1998.
After their appearance in Playboy, the sisters’ fame rose dramatically, and their names soon made the rounds in the celebrity circle. This exposure allowed them to explore new career paths, including acting. Over the course of their careers, the Dahm Triplets have appeared in shows such as Boy Meets World, Renovate My Family, Family Feud, 1 vs. 100 and The Doctors. Throughout 2009 and 2010, the triplets appeared on numerous episodes of The Doctors, discussing pregnancy and fertility.
Thanks to their incredibly similar natures and their reported love for the limelight, the Dahm Triplets have become celebrities in their own right. As well as their modeling and acting days, the sisters have also built up their own brand as a team. They have their own cooking website, their own YouTube channel, and more. They are also active on social media, and like to keep their fans up to date with their lives, and their sisterhood. Naturally, their followers lap this up.
Like the Bini triplets, the Dahm triplets are also incredibly alike and share certain life milestones. One of the most notable similarities between the triplets is the fact that all three of them gave birth to their first child in 2010. In fact, Nicole had her first daughter in January 2010, Jaclyn gave birth to her first daughter in February 2010 and Erica had her daughter in March 2010. We can only imagine their daughters will be just as close as they are!