Romantic newlyweds of European countries were the first to release snow-white doves from their hands. These birds have long been a symbol of harmony, loyalty and eternal love, so lovers are often compared with doves. In addition, the white dove also meant a good thing — as we know, it was the dove, bringing a green twig in its beak, informed Noah that the flood was over, and God forgave the sins of people.
At what point in the wedding ceremony to release the pigeons? The answer is simple: in any! There are no specific rules. This can be a way out of the registry Office,and a wedding walk around the city, and arrival at the Banquet. Released in Russia pigeons usually both spouses together, while in Europe there is a variation when it makes each separately — on the threshold of the parental home, which symbolizes the farewell to life under the maternal and paternal care. Continue reading