You may think you’re seeing double—in fact, you are. That’s two sets of identical twins, and all four have fulfilled their goal—to marry identical twins.
From a young age, Brittany and Briana Deane, from Virginia, had their hearts set on marrying identical twins, because after all, “singletons, that means non-twins,” says Brittany, would not understand the close twin bond.
The 32-year-old twins’ lifelong wish to meet another pair of identical twins was excitedly granted in 2017.
Last year, on the very last day of the annual Twins Day Festival, the world’s largest gathering of twins held in Twinsburg, Ohio, Brittany alerted Briana to two strapping young lads.
“We were sitting on the bleachers and I saw just these two amazingly handsome young men that looked to be about our age,” Brittany told ABC News.
“They were stunning,” Briana added.
The Virginia twins had met 34-year-old Josh and Jeremy Slayers, who hailed from Clinton, Tennessee. It was their first time to attend the Twins Day Festival.
Little did Briana and Brittany realize that Josh and Jeremy had vowed they’d only marry identical twin sisters, a key piece of information that was not revealed straight away.
The Slayer brothers knew the Deane sisters were the ones.
“You know when you know,” Jeremy said. “We’ve always known our whole life if we were going to be married that it was going to be with twins.”
Getting to know each other at the festival was the first step. After exchanging phone numbers, the Deane sisters sent a text message to say they looked forward to meeting the brothers next year again at the same festival.
They met a lot sooner than a year later.
On the numerically significant day of Feb. 2, or “2-2,” at none other than the Twin Lakes State Park in Virginia, Josh and Jeremy proposed to Brittany and Briana—a double proposal.
“We have done so much in life together, said Brittany. “Having twin loves of our lives and to accept their marriage proposal at the same time made it that much more special.”
Fast-forward to Aug. 4, a sunny Saturday, and the four came together at Twins Day Festival 2018 to be doubly wed.
Complete with twin celebrants, and themed “Twice Upon a Time,” all four fulfilled their identical life dream.
“It’s really been a fairytale come true,” Briana told People. “Marrying twins is something that’s very important to us.”
All four are now living together in the same house, and plan to have children and raise them together.
“We imagine it will be like two moms and two dads,” Brittany said, “all raising our families together.”
Now that should be an interesting household. Imagine if they both had twins of their own.
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