For many centuries, white doves have symbolised peace, freedom and love. At Dove Actually, we are a reliable and professional dove release company, who organise beautiful and spectacular dove releases in Croydon and throughout Surrey.
We pride ourselves on achieving the highest level of service and providing an unforgettable moment, personally tailored for your occasion.
Dove Actually is run by a brother and sister team, Chris Hughes and Nicky Davis, so you are always guaranteed a personal service. Chris, in particular, has kept and hand reared birds since childhood. Our beautiful doves are kept at our home in Banstead and are highly trained and well handled in a loving and healthy environment. We use white rock doves, which are strong in flight and can make their way home from great distances.
A funeral is a time for remembering the person you have lost and celebrating their life. Releasing a dove at a funeral can be a moving and joyous tribute to a loved one who has passed away and it can represent a peaceful onward journey of their spirit or soul. The number of doves released may be significant; a single dove represents the soul of the deceased, whilst two doves represents the re-joining of two loved ones in the afterlife.
Sometimes people wish to release three doves as a symbol of the Holy Trinity, or more than this is represent the angels guiding a single dove – ‘the spirit dove’ the Heaven.
We regularly provide dove release services at the Croydon Cemetery & Crematorium, North East Surrey Crematorium (also known as Garth Road Crematorium), Merton & Sutton Crematorium and Morden Cemetery.