The testimonials and links provided here are from some of our customers and companies or organizations who are willing to recommend us.  We try to ensure that all companies are to a high quality, reliable standard. However, Dolittle Dove Release accepts no responsibility for the content of external websites.




 Wedding Fayre - Stanbrook Abbey

(Photographs courtesy of Rachel Lilly, Photographer - dimondphotos.com)


"It was so lovely to meet you on Sunday, I can't wait to tell my clients about you & your beautiful doves - I even dreamt about them that night! I was SO amazed by how they work out where they are, and which way their home is! I wouldn't know where to start if I were to be asked to train them!! It's incredible."     - Rachel Lilly, Photographer




Lindsay & Thomas's Wedding - Cotswold House Hotel & Spa


"Thank you to Paul and Maggie who made my daughter's wedding a memory to be cherished. Beautiful doves amazingly cared for.  Booking with Maggie was a breeze, everything fully explained.  Paul and Maggie are so caring over every point to make a bride's day go smoothly. The birds were there and beautifully set up ready, all organized with the wedding planner and of no hassle to the wedding party.  I would fully recommend Dolittle Dove Release to any bride to have a most treasured memory on their special day. Thank you, Paul and Maggie."  - Hazel L


"That's brilliant that they all came back all well and sound.  Thank you so much for all your help and correspondence over the last few weeks. It really was a special moment and I couldn't rate you enough on both yours and your partner’s professionalism throughout. Thankfully the weather held out and the pictures I'm sure will look stunning. Hope to speak to you in the future with more possibilities of dove releases. Many thanks."- Stephanie L


Andrew - 5th Birthday celebration

"This really made the day more enjoyable and added something really special for everyone. Dolittle Dove Release were very professional and offered a personal and friendly service that I could not fault in anyway. I would recommend them to anyone and will use them again for any special events I have." - Kenny L





Laura & Mark's Wedding - Hatherley Manor


"Thank you for adding that little something special to our themed wedding day.  The white doves look beautiful!  We wish you both lots of success in your business and thank you for being so welcoming." - Laura & Mark N




Helen & Adam's Wedding - Stone Manor Hotel

"Thank you so much for coming to our wedding and doing the dove release for us. It was a magical experience and a lovely surprise for Adam! We really enjoyed it along with all our wedding guests. We are glad to hear the doves got home safely. The photographs you sent us are really good - thank you. Our photographer has also captured some lovely pictures creating happy memories for us." - Helen & Adam G




The International TR Register event - Three Counties Showground


"On behalf of the TR Register Car Club, the attendees of the TR International Weekend and the owners of the GTR4 Doves. I want to express our warmest thanks to Dolittle Dove Release for coming and releasing their lovely birds at our event. I was keen to make the 50th anniversary of the Triumph GTR4 Dove a special moment for the audience and owners alike and you helped us achieve that. Your friendliness, attention to detail and enthusiasm was second to none and made your part of the event such a real pleasure for all involved. Not only was the spectacle of the birds flying over the Malvern Hills enjoyable for the audience but also the interview you gave to us in the arena was fascinating. We look forward to keeping in touch in the future and to recommending you wholeheartedly to anyone else who would be interested in your services." - Wayne Scott, Press Officer




Sadie & Chris's Wedding - St. Barnabus Church


"After seeing your Doves at a funeral I just knew I had to surprise my Grand-daughter with them at her wedding to Chris.  I wanted this to be a gift from myself and her recently departed Grandfather.  It was lovely to see the delight on their faces.  I hope we can release your Doves again  at another happy event." - Eileen W (pictured right, opening basket)




Shelly & Danny's Wedding - Whittington Church


 "The decorated cages and basket are beautiful, everything we hoped they would look like.  Thank you very much for your time doing them." - Shelly & Danny J


           Bob - Funeral Service


"My Mum had planned her funeral to the last detail…or so she thought! The release of ‘A snow white dove…’ was just what she would have wanted had she known it was possible and fitted in so beautifully with the music she had chosen herself. Not only was the release so symbolic of her spirit being released after such a long illness, but the dove release by my father was beautiful…and such a lovely memory for him and all the family. It was also our last gift to her:

On the wings of a snow-white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of a dove 

Fly free and happy
Beyond birthdays and across forever,
There is no such place as far away…
And this is not goodbye.
You’ll be with us always Mum
In treasured memories we all share.

I’d like to thank Maggie and Paul for both the personal and professional service that they offered to us at such a difficult time. A friend found them for me on the internet…and they were so local! I was impressed with Maggie from the first phone call. My daughter and I were welcomed into their home and able to hold the doves ourselves, and were in no doubt that we were in the right place, and definitely with the right people. Maggie was always empathetic and keen to make sure that the service was exactly what we wanted. The weather was awful on the day, but the dove performed its role beautifully…circling above before flying off into the distance….right over my parent’s house! Maggie and Paul were so discreet I didn’t see them leave…but would like to thank them both for a beautiful memory and would definitely recommend their service."     – Tina K



 Louise & Stuart's wedding - Cookley Hall


"Many thanks for all your help. The release went fine and the photos you have put online look wonderful. Thanks again!"  

- Louise & Stuart D 


     Kirsty - Celebrating Motherhood


"We were looking for a way of celebrating our good news and a Dove Release seemed the ideal way.  Maggie and Paul invited us to inspect their premises and we found the doves living in excellent healthy, hygienic conditions.  They instructed us the correct way of holding the doves and dozens of photographs were taken in memory of a perfect day."    - Kirsty L




Sarah & Mark's wedding - Stanbrook Abbey


"Thank you, once again to you both for helping to make our wedding day extra special with your beautiful doves. Everyone was amazed by the display and touched by how romantic the reading you provided was. You were both fantastic from the moment we met you, professional, kind and passionate about your beloved Doves." - Sarah & Mark G


   Wyre Forest Crematorium Official Opening Day


(Left to right: Thelma Brazier - humanist celebrant, Canon Paul Brothwell, The Right Reverend Dr John Inge - Bishop of Worcester, Rev Mary Austin, Father Douglas Lamb, Councillor Stephen Clee - Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council) 


"The Doves were spectacular and provided the right symbolism to the day, of starting the grieving process and letting go. They have indeed been a talking point and I am sincerely pleased we decided to have them as part of our opening"  

- Joy Edgington, Manager 


   The Right Reverend Dr John Inge - Bishop of Worcester


 "Congratulations on such a wonderful, environmentally-friendly idea which is ideal for any occasion" - Bishop of Worcester


The Right Reverend Dr John Inge - Bishop of Worcester and Councillor Stephen Clee - Chairman of Wyre Forest District Council


(Photographs courtesy of Graham Oakes, Photographer - Oakesstudios.com)


“The release of the beautiful white doves was a memorable moment. At the right moment they flew skyward and into the blue, a fitting tribute & moment of hope at the end of the ceremony. I would recommend this service to any client with a very special event.”  - Graham Oakes, Photographer




Laura & Sam's wedding - Manor Hill House


"Thank you, Maggie and Paul, for being part of our special day! Glad to hear the doves arrived home safe and we will be recommending you to anyone we know that may be looking for a dove release. Friendly and professional from the outset, we can't sing your praises highly enough. Thank you again."  - Laura & Sam A





Carrie & Karl's wedding celebration - Old Castle Farm


"A big thank you to you both for our little extra gift at our wedding party – a kind and thoughtful gesture.  Everybody loved the Doves and we have some funny pictures of the children releasing the Doves from the basket.   We hope you had a nice time and an even better birthday."  - Carrie & Karl E




 Juliet - Funeral Service

“Thank you so much for the doves; it really made the day very special & I’ve had several comments about how beautiful it was to see the doves. It was a pleasure to meet you & the birds and I’m so glad they all arrived home safely.” - Juliet L



Charlotte & Peter's wedding - The Worcestershire Golf Club

(Photographs courtesy of Lisa Roberts, Photographer - Lisarobertsphotography.net)

"Thanks so much for yesterday, Maggie & Paul.  We had the most amazing day & the doves just added to make it such a perfect experience." - Charlotte & Peter G


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http://www.madebymariegreen.co.uk-  The home of delicious, stunningly handcrafted cakes, cupcakes and cookies

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http://www.monarchexecutivetravel.co.uk– Worcestershire’s leading wedding car specialist

http://www.barringtonchauffeurservices.co.uk– Don’t just hire a car … make a memory

http://www.vintage-weddingcars.com - Hire vintage cars for your wedding day transport

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Decoration specialists:

http://www.balloonsandvenuedress.co.uk– Balloons, Chair Covers, Chair Sashes, Table Swags, Backdrops, Table Decorations, Table Confetti, Table Crystals, Wedding Favours & Wedding Stationery

http://www.idoaccessories.co.uk- Offers a range of bespoke stationery and finishing touches to make your day perfect

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http://www.greensleevesbridalwear.co.uk- With over 20 years experience Susan Gadsby works from her own patterns providing a made to measure bespoke service

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Funeral Directors:

 http://www.ehillandson.co.uk- A small Independent family business, established in 1960, which has earned an enviable reputation for giving excellent service to the families they serve

http://www.masonandstokes.co.uk- An independent, family run business based in Cheltenham. Established in 1853, Mason & Stokes is owned and run by David Mason, his son Richard and daughter Joy

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Auburn's- Enjoy the benefits and expertise of a fully qualified and experienced wedding hairdresser at your location. Sit back and enjoy being pampered on your big day. Book early to avoid disappointment. Tel. 01684 833482 / Mob. 07766 660277

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Hotels and venues:

http://www.hilton.co.uk/tewkesbury- Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds in 140 acres of parkland, it's the ideal location for your perfect day

http://www.orchardsidehanleyswan.co.uk- This Bed and Breakfast near Malvern offers quiet country accommodation in the beautiful village of Hanley Swan in the heart of Worcestershire and is a perfect escape to the country

http://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/weddings-and-civil-partnerships- Why not book the Elgar Room at Malvern Registry office, located at the Council House in the grounds of Priory Park, Great Malvern. It retains many of its original features from the ornate main entrance to the wood panelled lobby and hall. The grand staircase leads up to a large colourful stained glass window, which is a must for your photographs

http://www.mercuregloucester.co.uk - Have a country wedding in Regency elegance at the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel. The listed Georgian hall is surrounded by 12 acres of rolling park and woodland

http://www.hogarths.co.uk/hogarths-stone-manor- The warmth and elegance of a four star country hotel traditionally styled as a large Tudor manor house

http://www.bankhouseworcester.com- An attractive hotel with roots dating back to the late 17th Century. Situated equidistant between Worcester and Malvern, the Bank House is located in the rural countryside of Worcestershire with a view over its own 18 hole golf course to the spectacular Malvern Hills beyond

http://www.stanbrookabbey.com- The buildings of this former House of God are being lovingly converted to create an amazing venue for all kinds of stunning events and magical celebrations ... Heaven can wait when you are having the time of your life

http://www.birtsmortoncourt.com- A stunning country wedding venue near Malvern, offering fairy-tale weddings in a double-moated, medieval country manor house

http://www.eastnorcastle.com- A dramatic, fairytale castle situated in a 5,000 acre estate in the Malvern Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by a lake, deer park and arboretum, with magnificent views of the rolling Herefordshire countryside

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http://www.barbaraburtonphotography.co.uk- Barbara Burton is an experienced photographer for Weddings, Special Occasions, Proms, Portraits and Business Promotions

http://www.malvernphotography.net- Lisa Roberts is available for weddings, anniversaries, studio portraiture, images of the natural world and any event photography and will travel worldwide if required

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http://www.invitable.co.uk- Simple contemporary invitations

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For further information contact - "Dolittle Dove Release" -   

Tel. No: 01684 833482                         Mob. No: 07510 630799                         Email: Dolittledr@hotmail.co.uk


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