White Dove Symbolism: White doves are typically released as a Pair during wedding ceremonies to represent the bride and groom. White doves mate faithfully for life and raise their young together. These birds symbolize hope that newly wedded couples will also remain faithful, start a family and live out their days together. The bird’s white colour signifies breaking away from the past and starting over. When they depart together, these birds represent the beginning of a journey into a new life together.