Whether it be a wedding, engagement, anniversary, funeral, a special memorial or a remembrance, a white dove release will become a heartfelt moment for you and your guests with a release from our specially designed, hand crafted enclosures.
A white dove is widely recognized as a symbol of love, peace, and hope. White dove releases are the perfect way to incorporate these symbolic associations into any of life’s meaningful occasions and are a beautiful way to commemorate these important milestones. From the offerings of hope at weddings and birthdays through to representing the soul’s final journey at funerals, the release of white doves is not only a captivating visual experience, it is also a beautiful and sentimental symbol.
At the perfect prearranged moment our beautiful white doves will fly from their enclosure and will become a moment to remember for a lifetime.
Anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, photo shoots, baptisms, christenings, confirmations, engagements, weddings, through to memorials and funerals, the list of events to commemorate with a white dove release are limitless.
From a simple hand release of two doves, signifying love and unity, or a symbolic group release of 20 doves or more, Doves with Love can help you create a white dove release that will become a treasured memory.

Always in our thoughts πŸ™πŸ•Š
It’s so sad to say goodbye πŸ•Š
Doves are a beautiful way to say your goodbyes πŸ•Š
Love is in the air πŸ•Šβ€οΈ
Beautiful young woman finds her wings πŸ•ŠπŸ™
Beautiful woman going home to God πŸ•ŠπŸ™
Very sad when they are so young πŸ•Š
Life is never quite the same πŸ•Š
Fly high little angel πŸ•Š
A beautiful ending with a gift from the doves πŸ•Š
It may have been 10 years since their last good byes but not one day has gone passed they haven't missed you Maria.
Cherish the memories πŸ•ŠπŸ™


If you require an immediate quote please call us.

Darren Favaloro
0407 262 296


Doves with Love is a small family owned business located in Lilydale, the gateway to the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
Darren and his family have 40 years experience in raising, showing and training their white rock doves.
Darren’s love of his birds is reflected in their care, appearance and training.
The white rock doves are groomed, exercised and handled daily and when not at an event are given free flight and are trained to fly home to their loft.
Doves with Love is not just a business to Darren and his family, but a passion and a labour of love.
Doves with Love follow a strict set of policies to ensure the safety of their white doves. The doves will not be released in stormy or extremely windy conditions, heavy rainfall, extreme heat, indoors or too close to sunset. The safety of the doves comes first, no exceptions.
Our doves are a variety derived from the rock pigeon that are recognised for their homing ability. They are housed in a specially designed loft, where they receive quality nutrition, a safe environment, their mate, and their nest.
Doves with Love is a professional provider of white dove releases in Melbourne and outer suburbs. Our beautiful white birds are currently available for release at outdoor events and ceremonies.


A short video demonstrating a gentle technique for holding and then how to gently release the dove.

We would like to thank Nancy & Charlie Cole from A Dove’s Nest – Marietta,Georgia for the use of their video


A dove release is a great alternative to releasing balloons. Queeensland have banned the public release of balloons

andΒ Zoos Victoria are calling for a nation-wide ban on balloon releases.


Georgia – Hand written review


Thank you Darren, for helping to make yesterday such a magical day for our Dad. Your birds were the highlight of the event, and I thank you for making the whole process so smooth and easy. Thank you again. Georgia x

Mitfie Taylor – Instagram review


Everything was very professional, arragement was beautiful, we had no idea what to expect. Our guests were very moved by the ceremony and releasing four doves at the end as the hurst drove away was a perfect ending to mums funeral. Thank you Doves with Love for a memorable end.

Nicky F – Hand written review


We can’t thank Doves with Love enough for this beautiful send off to our beloved Dad. Professional, friendly and considerate business. Highest recommendations for this unique and memorable service.

Sara Stuart – Google review


Doves with Love are beautiful, Darren was so professional. It really made the funeral a special day . Thankyou so much for sharing your beautiful birds on a difficult day for us .

Niomie Mitchell – Google review


I came across Doves with Love when helping a friend organise their wedding. Darren was really friendly and was happy to answer any questions my friend had. Darren had the most beautiful release cages, we had a really tough time just choosing one. Darren’s birds were just beautiful. The dove release went off with out a hitch and everyone commented on how beautiful the release was. I would highly recommend Doves with Love to anyone for their wedding.

Kym & Elaine Harris – Hand written review


We would like to thank you, your partner and your fabulous doves for adding that very professional finishing touch to celebration. So many of our guests commented on how good you were. We wish you continuing success into 2019 and beyond. Our very sincere best wishes.