These Jackson County twins have shared everything their entire lives so it was an easy decision to share their wedding day, especially when the grooms, a pair of Charleston police officers, consider themselves to be brothers.
Mallory Ohse Anderson and Megan Ohse Sharp are identical twins. To be more specific, they're what are known as mirror-image twins, which means that right-handed Megan's hair naturally parts on the right and left-handed Mallory's hair parts naturally on the left.
The 25-year-old Fairplain natives are close and always have been, they said during their wedding rehearsal dinner Friday evening in Charleston.
"I love being a twin," Megan said. "You literally have your best friend around all the time."
"We're always together and have always been together," Mallory said.
They needed men in their lives who were understanding of their close relationship but also got along with each other. The twins found their matches in a pair of Charleston Police officers: Megan with Canden Sharp, 30, and Mallory with 32-year-old Ryan Anderson.
Canden, now a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division, patrolled the West Side with Ryan for years. When interviewed separately, both said they think of the other as a brother and that it felt right to have the weddings together.
"We work together," Ryan said of Canden. "We are brothers. We worked side by side for I don't know how many years.
"That's a big enough connection, then you throw in the mix you're both dating sisters and on top of that they're freakishly close twins."
"It takes a special kind of person to date a twin," Megan said.
"You date one, you've got to put up with the other," Canden said with a chuckle.
Megan, a radiation therapist at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, met Canden seven years ago through mutual friends Chipper and Stacy Fields, both of whom participated in the wedding.
Canden is also from the Fairplain area and attended Ripley High School, graduating only a few years ahead of the twins. He didn't know them then, though Megan laughed when she found a picture of him at graduation that showed her in the background.
Canden and Megan enjoy the outdoors and sprucing up rental properties.
"He's like my best friend," Megan said of Canden. "We've always clicked from day one."
Canden echoed her sentiment, calling Megan his best friend. He waited until Megan finished school in May 2012 to pop the question.
They had dated for two years when Ryan asked about Mallory, now an accountant with Arnett, Foster and Toothman in Charleston.
"He first asked me about Mallory. We'd been dating for two years. We were both kind of young, but I was like 'you're not ready,' and wouldn't let him see her for a while," Canden said of Ryan.
The couple eventually introduced Ryan, a Whitesville native, to Mallory at another officer's wedding reception. Ryan and Mallory didn't really like each other at first.
"We're very similar. We're both very fiery," Ryan said with a chuckle. "I'm seven years older than her, so our maturity level is the same."