For many centuries, the White Dove has been an emblem of Peace, Love and New Beginnings.
As a symbolic gesture, to seal their marriage vows,
(bride and groom) are now going to release these two pure white birds.
The Doves will fly upwards and circle above us a few times,
then fly home together, as a pair.
This symbolizes our newly-wed couple setting
off on their journey in life together, in harmony.
(bride and groom), we wish for you, that your life
together will be long, rich and rewarding.
May your marriage carry with it all the wonderful
qualities that the White Dove represents.
As you begin your new journey as husband and wife,
let this pair of doves symbolize the love and devotion
that will grow through your years together.
The memory of these two of nature's creatures,
who bond together for life, will serve as
inspiration as you both go forth -- traveling a path
started by two, and combining as one
with a never ending love for one another.
The Legend of the Doves One the Lord of Heaven chose two doves,
both young and fair and told them of a very special journey they would share.
"Go now upon the earth and seek two hearts where you may dwell,
and there I shall surely come and make my home with you as well.
We'll join the two and make them one. A Husband and a Wife,
my spirit will endow their love with everlasting life.
" Today the Doves still bring the sacred promise from above,
to those whose hearts are open to the miracle of love.
On Wings of Love these white birds are a symbol
of a public confession of true love. Spreading news for all to see,
this marriage is made of Peace, Harmony and Unity.
White winged messengers, set free today,
are sent with blessings.
(Bride) and (Groom) are now going to release these two pure white doves.
The Doves will fly upwards and circle above us a few times, then fly home together as a pair.
This symbolizes our newly-wed couple setting off on their life together,
in harmony. (Bride) and (Groom), we pray that your life together will be
prosperous in spirit, soul and body. May your marriage carry with it all the
wonderful qualities of the Holy Spirit that the White Dove represents.
Two doves meeting in the sky Two loves hand in hand,
eye to eye Two parts of a loving whole Two hearts and a single soul
Two stars shining big and bright Two fires bringing warmth and light
Two songs played in perfect tune Two flowers growing into bloom
Two Doves gliding in the air Two loves free without a care
Two parts of a loving whole Two hearts and a single soul.
Together you will fly away and start your life anew,
On this very special day that was made for the two of you.
The sun will dance upon your wings out from the Heavens above and all of the angels will start to sing and rejoice for your unending Love.
~ Author: Julie Johnson
"Our Congratulatory Wish"
For Centuries, the white dove has been a symbol of new beginnings, fidelity, and true love. Doves choose one partner and mate for life or until death do they part.
As a romantic gesture ____ and ____ are going to release two single doves to symbolize their unity.
Shortly thereafter, more pure white doves will be released to join the unity pair in the sky.
These will represent all of the blessings and best wishes from their family and friends accompanying them on their new journey together as Husband and Wife.
____ and ____, we wish for you that your life together would be everlasting, rich and rewarding!
May your marriage carry with it all of the wonderful qualities that the White Dove represents!
Wings of Grace, Julie Johnson