Testimonials.

The White Dove Company has been sharing special events, rejoycing in marriage, remembering loved ones and saying goodbyes since 1991.

Wedding...

Guests thought the doves were amazing – Just a quick note to tell you how much we enjoyed releasing the doves at our wedding. They looked beautiful; all the guests thought they were amazing and a lovely feature to have.

Jayne and Paul, Gamlingay, Beds.

 

Dear White Dove Company – We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to our wedding on 2nd August 2002. The doves were excellent and helped make the day an extremely special one: it was commented on as being one of the best weddings any of the guests had been to!

Catriona and Michael Hole.

 

Just a card to say thank you - for providing the doves for us to release at our wedding. Our guests said how nice they were and how perfect they flew out of the baskets; they made it a wonderful day.

Louise and Kevin, Toot Hill, Ongar, Essex.

 

We are so glad we chose your company – We thank you so much for helping us to add that extra special something to our ‘fairytale’ wedding at Great Fosters. Your doves were breathtaking. It was lovely for us to be able to hold two and release them by hand, then open the basket to release the other 10. Our guests were watching in amazement.

Natasha and Mathew Duffey, Staines, Middlesex.

 

It just happened on our magical day - Thank you so much for allowing us such a spectacular moment of joy on our wedding day. The doves arrived in a beautiful white basket and were released at the end of our ceremony. It was such a surprise for all guests and particularly our bridesmaids. The doves shot out and circled above our heads and flew out over the gothic temple and across the lake. It all seemed like a well rehearsed sequence for a film, but it just happened on our magical day.

Catherine and Nayland Smith, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

 

A surprise for the bride, groom and guests – Something different arranged by the groom’s parents – they loved it!

Thank you so very much – For being prompt and efficient with the doves at my daughter’s wedding, this was very much appreciated. I shall recommend your services to friends and relatives that were unable to come to the wedding.

Freda Stoneham, Brentwood, Essex.

Wedding of Lisa Scott-Lee and Johnny Shentall

14 August 2004

“When the couple arrived, guests cheered and showered them with rose petal confetti. But before the celebrations could get underway, there was one more task – the releasing of two white doves.

With a flurry, the doves soared through the sky and everyone took a moment to enjoy the occasion.”

- OK! magazine

The Wedding of Lisa B and Anton Bilton

in September 2004

“To celebrate their union the couple release doves at the canopied alter overlooking the lake of their home, Tyringham Hall.”

- Hello! magazine

The Wedding of Dale Winton & Nell McAndrew

May 2003

“The couple moved through the arch and released two white doves from a white cage to symbolise their love. The celebrant then announced them man and wife to cheers and applause from the guests.”

- OK! magazine

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Funeral...

This will be the 10th year - I have used The White Dove Company in memory of my Daughter Little Violet.  They have never let me down, are always on time.  I have never felt rushed and they are most caring.  The White Dove Company are just ‘Simply The Best’.  I will continue to use The White Dove Company for as long as I can.

Liz Emmett (Milton Keynes)

 

Holly and Jessica remembered – Many thanks for all you did Monday morning at the start of term at St. Andrew’s Primary School. In spite of the weather, I think it all went very well – the families certainly found it a valuable thing to have done and I suspect that the school children will always remember the day they stood in the rain and saw two white doves being set free.

Tim Alban Jones MBE – Vicar of Soham, Cambridgeshire

 

Just a note to say – thank you for your time and support at our ceremony last Thursday. I have had many comments from staff and pupils as to how moving they found the occasion.Best wishes.

Howard Gilbert, head at Soham Village College.

 

The release of doves lifted spirits – I would just like to write and thank you note for making the interment of my father’s ashes such a beautiful occasion. The event would normally have been a sad experience, but the release of the doves lifted the spirits of all those attending. I can honestly say that I would recommend your company to others.

Linda Series, Bishops Stortford, Herts.

 

The sight of doves soaring into a perfect blue sky – We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts. The sight of doves soaring into a perfect blue sky was a very moving experience for everyone involved.

Beverley Phillips, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

 

A Special Thank you – I just wanted to say a special thank you for allowing my granddaughter to release one of your doves at our family funeral. It was a very moving final tribute to a very sweet old lady – it will remain a lasting memory for us all I am sure.

Marilyn Lambert, Harlow, Essex.

 

Just a little note – To say thank you so very much, for bringing the dove along to the cemetery. Releasing it was a wonderful experience. My emotions got the better of me on the day I’m afraid, thank you for being there.

Mary O’Hara, London W12.

 

I just wanted to say – Thank you on behalf of my family and myself for making the anniversary of my son’s death a pleasant one, although the reason for releasing the dove was so sad.

Mrs. B. Engledew, London E17.

 

Surprise doves at a funeral! – When Hilary Cortes of Carmel, California USA sadly lost her sister here in the UK, she was advised by her doctors she should not travel to the funeral for medical reasons. She contacted The White Dove Company to arrange for some Surprise Doves for her family to release at the graveside on the day of the funeral.

Hilary wrote: "You have given me a tremendous gift of comfort knowing that you could do this for me – as it was impossible for me to be there. My family said the release of the doves was absolutely awesome and most beautiful – I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for me and my family. I am truly at a loss for words.If there is anything I can do for you such as an unsolicited testimonial of your services, compassion, professionalism etc. please let me know. It is most uncommon to find a business with such caring people as you all have been. To include but not limited to preparing for the service without receipt of funds – most uncommon. Thanking you from the bottom of my heart." Hilary.

 

32 doves to celebrate 32 years of Simon’s life - The doves were arranged by his sister Maxine, for members of their family and friends to release. “Thank you so much for making my brother’s ceremony a lovely occasion – it was truly lovely under the circumstances”. Your doves were uplifting and I hope other similar events you take part in are equally so.”

Famed Events...

 

Cherie Blair, Jade Jagger, Helena & Laura Pankhurst

Millennium Bridge on International Women’s Day 8th March 2012.

June Sarpong and Pattie Boulaye amongst a group of celebrities releasing our doves of peace

Schwarzkopf Clynol London Acadamy

21st February 2012

Photo Shoot in Central London - A Successful attempt to recreate images from the nineteen sixties.

Annie Lennox, Cherie Lunghi, and Bianca Jagger,

London, UK. 08/03/2011

 led a march from Borough Market along Bankside to the Millennium Bridge in London to celebrate International Womens’ Day 2011

Ceremony for Canary Wharf IRA attack victims

10 Feb 2011

A memorial ceremony was held yesterday in South Quay Station to mark the anniversary of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf,

National Commemoration of World War II

4 Jul 2005

The 60th anniversary of the end of World War II was commemorated at a series of events across the UK.

The largest event was screened live on BBC1 from Horse Guards Parade in London. Leading the guests were HM Queen and Prince Phillip together with many members of the Royal Family.

Prime Minister Tony Blair and wife Cherie attended with practically the whole of the cabinet. Doves commissioned by UK Government.

Live8 Concert – Hyde Park

2 Jul 2005

Live8 Doves commissioned by U2′s Bono.

80 doves were stream released by The White Dove Company staff to fly above the 250,000 people in Hyde Park to U2′s song Beautiful Day. The release was witnessed by 50 million TV viewers worldwide.

Soham schools remember girls

Monday, 9 September, 2002

Two white doves have been released by pupils in memory of classmates Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.

Children in Soham have returned to school on Monday for the first time since the deaths of the two girls.

Private funeral for Damilola

Thursday, 18 January, 2001

The White Dove Company was in attendance at the private funeral of 10 year old Damilola Taylor to provide a single dove for release by his brother.

100 Royal Doves for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

19 Jul 2000

Positioned just 26 feet in front of The Queen Mother, sitting with her favourite grandson Prince Charles, 100 doves were released at 5.27pm by our team to start their journey home.

The delight of witnessing such a magical spectacle was clearly visible on the Guest of Honour’s face. Other members of the Royal Family sitting close by were seen to be clapping the release of doves which was a moving and joyous moment.

A dozen of our doves were released by the Payne family at Guildford Cathedral

12th August 2000

A Celebration of Life

“The family of Sarah Payne released 12 white doves outside Guildford Cathedral after a service to celebrate her life”.

Tom Robbins (Sunday Times)

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