Lovebirds brought down to earth: Gutting moment bride and groom’s romantic dove release goes horribly wrong
- The dove that the bride throws up doesn’t take flight and heads for the ground
- A video of the unfortunate moment went viral on Twitter after it was uploaded
- Laurie Jane captioned the clip, writing: ‘Wait for the magic moment’ on Twitter
This is the moment a couple’s romantic wedding gesture went wrong when they tried to release two doves into the air after leaving the church.
The unnamed bride and groom decided to release two white doves after the end of the ceremony but the one the bride throws up doesn’t take flight and heads straight for the ground.
A video of the unfortunate moment – which is believed to have happened in Britain – has gone viral on Twitter after it was uploaded by a user named Laurie Jane.
In the footage, the newlyweds stand outside their wedding venue and share a kiss whilst surrounded by their loved ones, both with a white dove in their hands
After the kiss the bride and groom get ready to release the doves in front of their friends and family watching
She captioned the clip, writing: ‘Wait for the magic moment.’
In the footage, the newlyweds stand outside their wedding venue and share a kiss whilst surrounded by their loved ones, both with a white dove in their hands.
After a few seconds, they open their hands to let the birds fly free.
It is not known where or when the video was taken, but it is believed to have been filmed in Britain somewhere.
The groom’s bird successfully flies into the air, but the bride and guests watch in horror as her dove plummets straight towards the ground instead
The groom’s bird successfully flies into the air, but the bride and guests watch on in horror as her dove plummets straight towards the ground instead.
Hundreds of people have since shared the tweet, with the footage being watched more than 14,000 times.
Many on social media also commented on the video, with several expressing their sympathy for the bird.
One replied: ‘What did she do to it…’
The wedding guests look shocked as the dove doesn’t take off into the air as expected and instead falls to the ground
Another wrote: ‘The poor birdie, it must have died in her hands.’
‘What’s funny about a poor bird suffocating,’ asked someone else.
Earlier this year, community organisation Winged Warriors urged people not to release doves at weddings.
In an post on Facebook they said: ‘Please don’t release doves at your wedding.
‘During ‘dove releases,’ birds are let out of a cage, and event attendees likely assume that they have been ‘set free’ and will live happily ever after.
‘I wish this were true. Sadly the moment these birds are released their fate is sealed and many will die.
‘These poor domesticated birds have zero survival skills. They’ve no idea how to find food for themselves and they’ve little understanding of predators… It’s on par with dumping your dog or cat on the street.’