A Truly Double Wedding

by admin on August 13, 2009


Two identical twin brothers have married two identical twin sisters in a joint wedding ceremony in China.

The two couples, from Binhai town, look so much alike that members of their own family struggle to tell them apart.

One brother, Yang Kang, 23, met and fell in love with one of the sisters, Zhang Lanxiang, at work in Wuxi, reports People’s Daily.

The other couple, brother Yang Jian and sister Jiang Juxiang, met at their engagement party and instantly fell for each other.

“When we told our respective parents, they agreed instantly, saying this is a symbol of great luck,” said Zhang Lanxiang.

At their joint wedding, the brothers sported different haircuts while the sisters wore different coloured dresses so people could tell them apart


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TychaBrahe August 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

There was just a National Geographic Channel show about this phenomenon this week. There are about 150 twin couples in the US. The interesting thing is that their children are legally cousins, but are genetically siblings.

Now in some places, first cousins can marry. And homozygotic twinning is a genetic trait. Which means each pair of the twin couple could conceivably have twins. If they did, and those twins married, their children would actually be less likely to be exactly like their siblings and cousins than their parents were.


ElectricGremlin March 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

True “Double Happiness” 🙂


Asteria April 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

My paternal grandparents were part of a twin couple. My grandmother and great aunt are identical twins and my grandfather and great uncle were identical twins. Their double wedding was a big deal in their town and was in the local newspapers (this was in the late 40s-early 50s.)


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