A dove release can add an unforgettable and romantic touch to your wedding day. The site of pure white doves ascending into the skies above is truly breathtaking. Doves are a beautiful tribute to the love you have for each other and the beginning of your new lives together. Since the beginning of time, white doves have been a symbol of peace, love and eternity.
A dove release is usually performed immediately after the bride and groom exit the church or building in which the ceremony is taking place. For the safety of the birds, they must never be released indoors. The couple takes their place next to a display set up outside, the guests exit the building and begin to gather, so that everyone has the opportunity to witness the moment. If your wedding ceremony is being held outdoors the doves may be displayed in an area of your choice throughout the ceremony, with the release taking place immediately after.
The doves used in releases are well cared for and trained white homing pigeons often referred to as rock doves. The birds are bred to maintain their pristine white plumage. Their natural homing instinct combined with many hours of training, enable the released birds to find their way home to their loft once they are released. The smaller white doves you see in pet stores cannot be used in a release because they are poor flyers and do not have a homing ability. They would parish in the wild.
Finding a company to handle your dove release can be a difficult yet worthwhile task. There are only a few professionals that perform releases, therefore you need to book your day well in advance in order to avoid disappointment and to ensure that your date is available.
~ Berta Vieira, Release Consultant
Willow Pond White Dove Release, Caledon ON
Speak to a consultant about your wishes and allow them to work with you to make your day exactly as you dream it will be. The final results are the unforgettable memories you and your guests will be left with..