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dove release takes place at the ceremony's conclusion. Typically,
the company providing the doves will send a handler to your
with either two doves or a dozen or so depending on your needs.
the ceremony's conclusion, but before the first kiss, the
handler will come up and carefully place a dove
into the hands of the bride and the groom. With all ready,
I will ask the couple to release their doves and turn to
embrace (their first kiss as husband and wife). The audience
applauds, but unknown to them, the handler releases a large
number of doves which have been kept out of sight. The air
fills with winged flight resulting in a compounding of the
applause punctuated by a lot of "oooohs" and "ahhhhs!"
releases should not take place past mid-day as doves don't
care to fly at night. Doves are pigeons, and
homing pigeons at that. Though
may have traveled 75 miles to the wedding site to release
them, the birds will fly right back to where he brought
them from, where they will be waiting for him to feed them
when he returns. Next weekend, they'll be used in yet another
wedding. Dove releases are fun to watch and eminently photogenic
and always bring excitement to the on-looking guests.