At a funeral or memorial service, the release of doves symbolises peace and can be a healing tribute and a way of saying goodbye to a lost one, helping to bring a feeling of closure to family members. Here at Dove Actually, we are a professional family-run dove release company based in Banstead in Surrey. We can work with you and your family to bring you the perfect dove release tribute to commemorate your loved one, so we can provide a special moment for your family to hold onto. This can be an exceptionally powerful way to say goodbye.
We keep happy and healthy pure white release doves and fantail doves and we will work with you or a funeral director to ensure smooth coordination of release and the respectful accommodation of your needs. We are passionate about our work and take pride in our services and always feel honoured to be able to assist on days such as funerals to play a part in creating a fitting tribute.
We can release any number of doves; a single white dove is often used to represent a powerful onward journey of the soul and spirit, whilst the release of three doves – the trinity’ – is said to represent the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost. Sometimes people wish to release two doves because if your loved one has already lost their partner, this symbolises their spirits joining together again.
Sometimes one dove – the ‘spirit dove’ is released by a family member followed by others and that are said to be angels guiding the ‘spirit dove’ to heaven.