As a wedding officiant in greater Columbus, Ohio, I often have the privilege of experiencing the many ways a bride shows love to her groom, and a groom to his bride. We were at Cheers and Lakeside Chalet in Lancaster. Cherly and Scotts's dove release was an incredible gesture with depth and exquisite meaning that made it truly amazing! Here are the words I shared on their wedding day. "Throughout the ages, the white dove has been an emblem of new beginnings, friendship, love, peace, prosperity, fidelity and true love. Cheryl and Scott's wedding at Cheers Chalet in Lancaster, Ohio. Damian King was wedding officiant.It is said that, the pure white color represents the bride and groom as they begin their life’s journey together in purity and with no regrets of their past. Doves choose one partner and mate for life, or until death do they part, staying together and remaining true and faithful to each other. They share a commitment and a love of being home together. Cheryl and Scott release doves at their wedding at Cheers Chalet, Lancaster Ohio. Images by John Croyle. It is said that if white doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home is assured and good fortune will come to all who witness their release. Their participation in this wedding ceremony makes it very special. Today, as a romantic gesture, and a special heartfelt symbol of their life-long commitment, Cheryl and Scott are going to release two single white doves, sending them skyward, to symbolize their union and the beginning of their life journey together as wife and husband. A wedding ceremony begins a journey of two lives working together for life’s happiness. The actions of the doves demonstrate this beautifully.
Doves take flight at Scott and Cheryl's wedding at Cheers Chalet in Lancaster Ohio. Image by John Croyle. Once released, the doves fly higher and higher together as they seek their way home. Similarly, a bride and groom do not know what the future holds for them. Their path may change many times along the way, but with faith and love they will find their way together. Just as the doves have the instinct to find their way home, Cheryl and Scott will always know where 'home' is, as home is wherever they are together.
These white doves released in celebration today represent all of Cheryl and Scott’s hopes and dreams and their deep commitment to each other. Just as doves marry for life, so, too, they promise to be faithful, loyal, devoted and true to each other.
As the doves fly freely overhead, a perfect pair, we all rejoice in the vows being exchanged here today.
Cheryl and Scott, we wish for you that your life together will be everlasting, rich, rewarding and full of love! May your marriage always bring great joy, fidelity, hope and respect."
Male and female doves fly together as bride and groom, Cheryl and Scott, watch. Damian King was wedding officiant that day.Cherly & Scott, thank you for allowing me to share in such a wonderful day! I wish you a life filled with the greatest blessings from above.
These awesome photos were provided by John Croyle Wedding Photography and the artisitic talent of John Croyle. Contact John by using the link provided to his website, or by calling 614-216-6005. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks John, great work!