Say It With Doves

Say It With Doves I have always loved cemeteries. I think they’re absolutely beautiful. Some memorials are elaborate, some are incredibly simple. They all serve one purpose... to

If you're gonna have a dove release, make sure you hire a pro!! Happy Snowy Saturday!  :-)
01/25/2014

If you're gonna have a dove release, make sure you hire a pro!! Happy Snowy Saturday! :-)

01/22/2014

What is your favorite SMALL, LOCAL charity?

12/09/2013

Have you ever heard of professional mourners?? These folks get paid to come to your funeral and scream and cry and throw themselves on the casket... To "set the tone" for the other mourners. WOW.

10/19/2013

Today we were honored to be present when Atlanta & Elijah were laid to rest... Atlanta was killed by an abusive boyfriend, and 12 year old Elijah died while trying to save his mother's life. If you or someone you know is being abused, please get help. Turning Point of Lehigh Valley

09/21/2013

We're releasing 75 doves at a surprise wedding tonight... SO EXCITED!! No one knows but the groom :-)

Congratulations to Megan & Jaz!!
09/14/2013

Congratulations to Megan & Jaz!!

Congratulations to Megan & Jaz!!

Congratulations, Janis & Jim! Pun Nuptials and I were honored to be a part of your wedding!!
09/09/2013

Congratulations, Janis & Jim! Pun Nuptials and I were honored to be a part of your wedding!!

Huge THANK YOU to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for including us in Celebration of Life night... and to Ted, the Vegan Real...
08/21/2013

Huge THANK YOU to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs for including us in Celebration of Life night... and to Ted, the Vegan Real Estate Guy for sharing this AWESOME photo he took!!

08/20/2013

Tonight we're doing a dove release at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs game!! Woo Hoo!! Look for us on the field during the National Anthem!!

HUGE Thank You to Dale & Buddy for the gorgeous flowers!! :)
08/02/2013

HUGE Thank You to Dale & Buddy for the gorgeous flowers!! :)

I LOVE this page, interesting story...
07/16/2013

I LOVE this page, interesting story...

COINS LEFT ON TOMBSTONES

While visiting some cemeteries you may notice that headstones marking certain graves have coins on them, left by previous visitors to the grave.

These coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America's military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.

A coin left on a headstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier's family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect. Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited.

A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.

According to tradition, the money left at graves in national cemeteries and state veterans cemeteries is eventually collected, and the funds are put toward maintaining the cemetery or paying burial costs for indigent veterans.

In the US, this practice became common during the Vietnam war, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier's family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.

Some Vietnam veterans would leave coins as a "down payment" to buy their fallen comrades a beer or play a hand of cards when they would finally be reunited.

The tradition of leaving coins on the headstones of military men and women can be traced to as far back as the Roman Empire.

Gorgeous wedding in the middle of a hayfield...
07/13/2013

Gorgeous wedding in the middle of a hayfield...

Gorgeous wedding in the middle of a hayfield...

Say It With Doves's cover photo
07/05/2013

Say It With Doves's cover photo

Gorgeous photo...  Awesome Job Jenn Roberts Photography!!!!!  Can't thank you enough for sharing!
07/04/2013

Gorgeous photo... Awesome Job Jenn Roberts Photography!!!!! Can't thank you enough for sharing!

Amber and Ben's Wedding 6/29/13

The wonderful staff of Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc. sponsor the dove release at the Kutztown Relay For Life every year......
06/28/2013

The wonderful staff of Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc. sponsor the dove release at the Kutztown Relay For Life every year... It's wonderful to be a part of such a special event!!

Our recent contribution to the 2013 Kutztown Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society. Ludwick Funeral Homes was once again honored to sponsor and participate in the opening ceremonies and release doves in honor of suvivors and in memory of those who have passed away due to cancer. To be a part of such a wonderful community and be able to give back is truely what life is all about! We look forward to participating next year! Amy Koenig, Gloria Heiter, Deron Youse, Emory Fenstermacher, Jonathan Quier and Jim Ludwick

05/13/2013

I LOVE testimonials!! "All I can say is “WOW”! The day was absolutely perfect! I have had nothing but positive comments about the dove release – everyone loved it. I know that all the individuals that personally released a dove (myself included) were honored to have been personally involved in the release. Although it certainly brought a tear to everyone’s eyes, there is also a sense of peace that comes over you as well. Thank you for making that suggestion for those of us who have been personally affected.

Many participants said to me “you must do that again next year”!"

05/04/2013

BUSY WEEKEND!! I'm heading to the circle in downtown Easton first thing this morning for the Bladder Cancer Awareness Walk, 2 Weddings in Philly, and a memorial service in Bath... Tomorrow is a fundraiser at the walk for the American Lung Association, a memorial service at First Presbyterian, and a private memorial service... And on Monday the doves will rest :)

04/25/2013
Crime Victims Council

Crime Victims Council

Just a reminder that our Victims' Rights Vigil is tonight at 6pm at the Memorial Tree Grove in Allentown. All are welcome to come and support survivors of violent crimes in the Lehigh Valley.

The Candlelight Vigil will include Victim-Survivor speakers, release of Peace Doves, and the PA State Police Ceremonial Unit.

Questions? Please call us at 610-437-6610.

Distinguished Weddings Bridal Show
04/18/2013

Distinguished Weddings Bridal Show

It's a beautiful day for a drive to the Poconos!  Come visit us at the Shawnee Inn... We're here for the bridal show 12-...
04/07/2013

It's a beautiful day for a drive to the Poconos! Come visit us at the Shawnee Inn... We're here for the bridal show 12-4!

We've been in business for going on 7 years now... NEVER have we seen dancing with fire, breathing fire, eating fire, et...
04/01/2013
fire & flow

We've been in business for going on 7 years now... NEVER have we seen dancing with fire, breathing fire, eating fire, etc. at a wedding. These guys are AMAZING!!!!! Like their page! They travel, and their rates are very affordable... Awesome entertainment for an outdoor celebration!!!

www.fireandflowperformance.com :: 703.951.3569 :: [email protected] :: fire & LED performers in Rhode Island

First wedding of 2013!
04/01/2013

First wedding of 2013!

Our first wedding of 2013!
04/01/2013

Our first wedding of 2013!

Our first wedding of 2013!

03/22/2013

Like this post if you dislike NJ's traffic circles as much as I do... :)

Some of you might be sick of hearing about how much I HATE balloon releases... Sorry... Still believe the balloon indust...
03/18/2013

Some of you might be sick of hearing about how much I HATE balloon releases... Sorry... Still believe the balloon industry when they tell you that this garbage is "biodegradable"?

Balloon Garbage in Ocean City, NJ :( Wrapped around a pier at the beach...

03/15/2013

Today I received a call from a synagogue near Philly... They're celebrating Israel's 65th Birthday and they want to incorporate a dove release!

02/26/2013
Desired Reflections

This is priceless!

OMGosh this is awesome..might need some tissue...

You have less than 10 hours to get flowers... HURRY UP!!
02/14/2013

You have less than 10 hours to get flowers... HURRY UP!!

Its not too late to surprise your Valentine ! How about an amazing cookbook from HedrickFamily Farms AndProduce ~ wonderful flowers ~ local artisan jewelry ~ antiques ~ plush animals ~ chocolates and soooo much more !
Delivering all day & Open till 6:00 or possibly longer ~ 4266 Nazareth Pike Bethlehem
610-865-7706
We have an amazing selection of flowers & incredible gifts ~ & locally made fudge from Freckle Face Fudge & Janie's Sweet Boutique

02/01/2013

Need a wedding planner?? YES YOU DO! We highly recommend the services of Holly Trout at Hollyevents and Lisa Yeager at "I Do" Events by Lisa Yeager and Staci Novak 2 Daisies Design Wedding and Events! Check these ladies out... All are classy and professional, and you won't be disappointed. Book now... their schedules are filling up quickly!

Every culture has different beliefs...
01/26/2013

Every culture has different beliefs...

Happy Australia Day!
I've just spent the morning with a Samoan family. The island cultures put great importance on the unveiling of the gravestone a year after a person has passed away. Today 20 doves were released in memory of their mother/grandmother/aunt.
Is it amazing how beautifully they decorate the gravesite?

Remember the photo shoot we did with Lafayette Hill Studios??  Here are some of the shots!
01/20/2013

Remember the photo shoot we did with Lafayette Hill Studios?? Here are some of the shots!

Remember the photo shoot we did with Lafayette Hill Studios?? Here are some of the shots!

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