Not once, but twice, upon a time, two identical twin sisters married two identical twin brothers at Ohio’s Twins Days festival, exactly one year after meeting at the famous Twinsburg gathering.
Brittany and Briana Deane married Josh and Jeremy Salyers on Saturday, in a “double fairy tale” ceremony that marked a “lifelong dream” come true, People reports. Guests were seriously seeing double, as the outdoor ceremony was officiated by identical twin ministers, as well.
“It’s really been a fairy tale come true. Marrying twins is something that’s very important to us,” Briana, who married Jeremy, said of the big day. “Even when we were little girls I can remember being in kindergarten, knowing that that is what we saw for ourselves.”
Likewise, the Hagerstown, Md. men agree that they had long known they’d never tie the knot unless it was with identical twin sisters.
“You know when you know,” Jeremy told ABC News. “We’ve always known our whole life if we were going to be married that it was going to be with twins.”
“I think that they experienced a lot of the same challenges dating what we call singletons, that means non-twins. It’s hard when you’re dating someone and they don’t understand the twin bond,” Brittany mused.
Their two love stories and joint wedding is set to hit television in early 2019, with a special on TLC. In a promotional teaser, the Deane sisters reveal that even though they have been attending the Twins Day festival since 2011, they didn’t meet their future husbands until the last day of the 2017 gathering – and the rest is history.
After months of dating, on February 2 (2/2), the twin brothers proposed at Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia, where the foursome shared their respective first dates. Fast-forward to their August wedding, and the couples say planning the big day was a breeze.
“We have all the same tastes, I feel,” Brittany said, and Briana agreed. “Wedding colors, decor, wedding gowns, identical dresses, identical veils, we got engaged together — it just made sense we have one big double wedding.”
The 32-year-old Virginia brides wore matching, off-the-shoulder gowns and chapel length veils, while their 34-year-old grooms sported matching identical tuxedos for the nuptials.
Now, the two new Mr. and Mrs. Salyers will “all be honeymooning together” in Prince Edward Island.
“The same resort, different rooms,” the sisters said with a laugh.
Moving forward, Brittany and Briana say that the couples are excited to eventually move into the same house and raise their future children together, under one roof.
“When we have children, my and Josh’s children will be genetic siblings to Briana and Jeremy’s children,” Brittany told People. “Even though they’re cousins, they’re technically genetic siblings. We imagine it will be like two moms and two dads all raising our families together.”
Coincidentally, on August 4, two sets of identical twins from Michigan also celebrated their recent, respective weddings with a joint reception as well.