About Us

Wedding Bird Release
Leo Garza

We offer a specialized service that will add a unique “touch of class” on your special day.

Birds of Paradise snow whites are homed in the beautiful country site in Orange Grove, Texas on 10-acres of land. Leo is a professional bird trainer and handler. Leo has been a member of the American Racing Pigeon Union for over 45 years. He offers over 50 years of experience in managing a well-balanced and healthy training program that helps condition our birds to reach their home safe and sound. Our birds are of high quality and we take lots of pride in them when we do a snow-white dove release.


Frequently Asked Questions

The following are answers to common questions asked. These answers will help you understand the ability and the homing instinct our birds have in returning home after a snow-white dove release.

How does a wedding release work?
Dove releases can be coordinated with your photographer that so you may have a memorable keepsake.

After the ceremony, an expression of your love to all your family, friends, and guest is made when the bride and groom are first to release one pair of snow white doves out of a white heart shape wicker basket. Then, parents of the couple release a second pair of snow white doves representing an expression of a parents blessing in unifying their children in marriage. What a way to express your joy when the newlyweds and the wedding party release the remainder of the snow white doves out of a large wicker basket.

What kind of birds are they?
These beautiful snow-white birds are known as the turtledove, the rock dove, the ring dove, and the stock dove; we professional bird trainers well know them as the homing pigeon. These are the athletes of the bird world, and they are strong fast fliers. The homing pigeon is well noted for its devotion and the affection for its mate.

What happens once the birds are released?
Once released, our birds typically circle the area several times allowing their viewer to admire their beauty. Then they begin their flight back home to their spacious loft where they love to lounge around after an event. The birds are in in no way harmed because they enjoy flying. In fact, although the homing pigeon has a soft, gentle appearance and disposition, they are known to be strong and swift fliers, able to reach speeds of over 50 mph.

Does the weather and “time of the day” matter in a bird release?
Weather conditions and time plays an important factor as you plan for your snow-white dove release. We cherish and take pride in our birds; and we would never expose our birds to any danger due to weather conditions or to any injury they may have at night. We ask that you review our policies to help you plan a bird release.

Contact Us

(361) 774-7781
• Leo Garza

230 County Road 3071
Orange Grove, TX 78372

American Racing Pidgeon Union

White Dove In Cage

White Dove In Cage

Two White Doves In Cage At A Wedding

Bride Holding A Bird