White doves: symbol of love and happiness
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.
Letting go of white doves in the endless sky is a unique in its beauty and touching action. Before letting the birds soar upwards, the young seem to concentrate in their palms all the love, the unity of hearts and pass on to the pigeons their thoughts and dreams of a cloudless and joyful future. These moments look wonderful on wedding photos and videos and are remembered for a lifetime.
For those who plan to include in their wedding celebration a beautiful flight of white birds, it will be useful to learn a few nuances of handling pigeons. Because their paws are small, but tenacious and sharp claws, they can scratch the delicate skin of the girl’s hands, so it’s good if the bride is wearing gloves. Try to handle fragile and delicate birds carefully, do not squeeze them too much. But you need to keep them tight, the wings should be held close to the body and legs are omitted between your fingers. Releasing of doves by either simple decompression of the palm, or a light tossing birds up. The most important thing-do not forget to whisper to the birds their most cherished desires, which, rising with the doves in the sky, will come true.