Dove Release and Rose Exchange Ceremonies for Weddings

Doves have been used for centuries to symbolize all the hope, peace and love that come from new beginnings. As they release this pair into flight, we are who we are today, join them in wishing that all that is good will go with them into their new life together.

Watch closely as the birds fly. Together they will create beautiful patterns in the sky; sometimes apart, sometimes together, always in harmony with one another. This is how it is with a good marriage. Two people moving together, both on their own paths, yet united in the journey.

As you begin your adventure today, we wish for you to enjoy the beauty of your flight, the intricacies of your patterns you create, and the peace such journey can bring.

The Rose Exchange Ceremony-

Roses have always been a symbol of love, and a single red rose always says, “I love you.” So it is appropriate that your next gift to each other on your wedding day, be a single red rose. I then ask you to please exchange roses.

In some ways it seems that you have done nothing at all. A moment ago you held one small rose, and now you are holding another. A marriage ceremony is like this.

In some ways tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. But, in fact, just now, you have both given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life–one I hope you always remember. You have exchanged the gift of true and abiding love within the gift of marriage.

I would ask that wherever you make your home in the future, whether it be a large and grand home or a small and graceful one, that you both pick a very special location location for roses.

In every marriage there are times when it is difficult to find the right words to say what’s in your heart. It might be hard sometimes to say “I’m sorry”, “I forgive you”, “I need you”, or “I am hurting.” If this should happen and you cannot find these words, leave your rosé in that special place.

The rose days the words; “I still love you.” The other can accept this rose for words that cannot be found, and remember that it was love that brought you here today, it is ONLY love which can make yours a glorious union, and it is BY love that your marriage will endure.