For untold centuries, cultures around the world have been enraptured with the symbolism of twins—the idea that two people born on the same day can share a deep spiritual connection. We delight in stories of long lost twins, separated at birth, who go on to find one another again; we daydream about the possibility of finding our soul’s mirror in a passing stranger. But are such mysterious bonds really possible, especially between two people who aren’t related to one another?
As I became familiar with the story of Rindala and Danny (after being hired to shoot the Bohemian wedding photography in Cyprus showcased below), I felt my scepticism about the aforementioned idea melting away. One day, I was told, Rindala was browsing absently online when she read a comment from a stranger named Danny, entirely by chance. In it, he mentioned that his birthday was the 8th of November—the same date as her own. Though she wasn’t entirely sure why, she felt compelled to send Danny a message on their shared birthday, wishing him all the best. Alas, she didn’t hear back… So she shrugged off her gesture as having been a silly whim and carried on with her life.
Three years went by, during which Rindala forgot all about the mysterious stranger who shared her birthday. Imagine her surprise, then, when she finally received a message from Danny, apologizing for missing her birthday greeting. Somehow, it had gotten buried in his inbox. Touched by his thoughtful politeness, Rindala struck up a conversation with Danny, and they soon discovered that they had another thing in common—they were exactly the same age as well.
Their mutual curiosity was sparked. The conversations continued until the pair finally met up, with Danny flying all the way to Turkey to see Rindala. The moment they saw one another face-to-face, there was an instant, undeniable connection. On some intangible, soul-felt level, it was as if they had known each other all their lives. The love between them was unmistakable.
Though Danny and Rindala were physically separated by many miles, their bond only continued to grow stronger, solidified by resonant conversations and continued journeys together. Finally, the time came for Rindala to see Danny’s home, half a world away in Mexico. Though she was very much looking forward to the trip, nothing could have prepared her for the gift-of-a-lifetime that Danny had planned for her.
When Rindala arrived in Mexico, Danny playfully introduced the idea of “catching up” on all the dates they had missed by taking her on five unashamedly cheesy dates. The first was a trip to the mall, the second was a game of bowling (which she won), the third was a woodland picnic, and during the fourth they shared a milkshake at Johnny Rockets. Rindala therefore wasn’t expecting anything except a nice evening together when Danny took her out on the fifth date, which he described as being a routine trip to the cinema—something all couples do at least once.
When they arrived, Rindala was puzzled to find the entire cinema empty, but she reasoned that it must just be a quiet night… Until the screen flickered to life and started playing a movie that was far more personal than she expected. There, dancing across the screen in moving images that brought tears to her eyes, were clips of her and Danny’s favourite moments together. As the hidden photographer Danny had hired popped up to snap pictures, Danny got down on one knee and asked Rindala to be his wife. With her heart pounding so wildly she could barely hear herself speak, Rindala answered—an emphatic “Yes!” Finally, these twins-in-spirit would officially be united, and what had started as a shared mark on the calendar would become a shared life.
It was this incredible and unpredictable journey that led this lovely couple here, to Roses Villa, in the beautiful and picturesque village of Trimiklini, nestled beneath the shelter of the Troodos mountains. As you look through the Bohemian wedding photography below, set your day-to-day cares aside and contemplate the truth carried in the famous words of the poet Rumi: “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”