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  • PERSONABLE TOUCH

    Dear Brigitte,

    I wanted to send you an email to thank you for all of your hard work on our wedding ceremony and reception, as well as the photographs of our special day! Everyone has told me that they cannot wait to see them, and of course JD & I are super-excited to see them. We are very pleased with all of the services we have received from you, Martha, and Camille, as well as the DJ and the minister who performed our ceremony. It was great having everything taken care of for us, and I am very thankful that I contacted you back when I started planning our wedding. You definitely helped to make the planning and the wedding itself a lot less stressful for me, and I thank you for that! It has been great working with you the past year or so, and I look forward to seeing all of the photos you took at our wedding.

    Ashley &  J.D.

  • Thank you so very much, Brigitte ... you are not only the most detailed and professional wedding planner a bride and groom could ever have -- you are also one of the best friends a bride and groom could ever have. We could not have asked for a more perfect and beautiful wedding.

    we love you, Lady !!
    Stephanie and Jeff

White Dove Chapel Reviews

Dear Brigitte,Michael and I would like to thank you for providing us a perfect wedding. It was such a pleasure working with you and you were so flexible with our wants and desires. Without your help we would not have had a wedding so exceptional. I would highly recommend you to any other couples talking about getting married. Your price was very reasonable, you are such a pleasure to work with, and you went above and beyond to fulfill are every request to make our special day that much more special. Not only did you provide a service to us, but I'd like to think of you as a new found lifetime friend. You provided us with a great photographer, a beautiful outdoor wedding under the gazebo, and a very memorable service. Thank you very much for all that you did.

Bridget and Michael Reeves
November 2016

Brigitte, we are glad we chose you to marry us. The Ceremony was beautiful and will hold a special place in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the joy we feel that you shared the beginning of our new life together. Thank you for giving a lasting memory of your kindness and generosity. Thank you so much for getting our new life together started. It was a perfect day and we will never forget. We are glad you were a part of our special day!

Angela and Nicolas Cunningham
July 18, 2016

In November of 2014 my soon to be husband and I met Rev Dr. Brigitte Gros for the first time at the White Dove Chapel and immediately we felt nothing but love!! One year later my husband and I are now Mr. and Mrs. Mikel Harris.

Words cannot express what Brigitte has done for us in the course of the year waiting for our big day, she stayed in touch with us and always had a kind word to say. The life changing memories that she has given our friends and family are still being talked about today(2 weeks after our wedding) will always be endless memories for us. I just want to say to Rev Dr. Brigitte Gros you didn't just marry us, you became our friend and family forever. May God continue to bless you always.

Mr. and Mrs. Mikel Harris
July 18, 2016

Miss Brigitte was an absolute joy to work with throughout the whole wedding process.  She was so kind and just a pleasure to be around.   The wedding could not have been more perfect.  Everything was very well organized and set up exactly how we wanted. She made sure to cover every small detail and plan everything down to a tee. Brigitte made our day so special!  She even took time from her own birthday (the day of our wedding) to be there and take care of the wedding.  We are forever grateful for that.   Miss Patricia was also so kind and there to assist with our every need. She was truly a sweet soul.  I could not ask for more wonderful people to help us make it through this day.  Highly recommended to anyone getting married.  Thank you so much White Dove Chapel!!

Sincerely, Tubaa and Chad
July 4, 2016

Brigitte,
Glenn and I had a vow renewal service at your chapel in November 2014. We had been blessed to have been married 46 years. It was a small private ceremony that was absolutely wonderful. I think it was even nicer than our original wedding. The chapel was such a special place and everything was really nice. Thank you for providing us with these special memories that will last for the rest of our lives.

Sincerely, Glenn and Edith
December 2014

Dear Brigitte,
we just wanted to say Thank You for making our wedding day so special. It was a perfect day. You made it a stress free process. It was more than I even imagined. There was not one person who didn't enjoy themselves. We could not have done it without you. You are a special person and we're glad to have met you and hope to remain good friends.

Love, Ruben & Veronica Heinz
August 2014

Dear Mrs. Brigitte,
I want to express the BIGGEST thank you for putting together a beautiful wedding/venue. The vision I had of an outdoor/garden wedding you have completely brought it to life!!!! I could not have been anymore thankful and appreciative for a better wedding coordinator/planner/minister. My family was all so pleased with how BEAUTIFUL everything was, and how everything flowed so smoothly. My husband was even pleased with how everything looked!!! You made every step of this moment so easy; not one part of the ceremony was missed. Not one tear was dropped... (Until my dad started talking to me as he walked me down) which goes to show you how relaxed and at ease you made this for me. I am so blessed to have been able to have you as a part of our special day! I could never have received a HAPPIER day!!!! The restaurant you had as part of the venue was AMAZING! The set up was absolutely lovely; the food was all so great! I could not have asked for a better day

Thank you so very much! Love, Lisa & Elmer Bonilla
August 2014

Great Experience
My wife and I can not say enough how great our experience was with our wedding. Brigitte was so great. She took care of all of our needs. We had no drama with anything. We couldn't believe how smooth everything went. If you're looking for a hassle free wedding with an experienced professional then give Brigitte a call at White Dove Wedding Chapel. We were so glad we did and so will you.

Thank you Brigitte from Shawn and Jennifer
June 2014

White Dove Chapel.
The Perfect Place to Say "I DO"! Rev. Dr. Brigittie Gros is an amazing woman of God! We could not have done this without you. You made everything as smooth as possible; you gave me comfort in knowing that all I needed to do was relax. Our family and friends enjoyed your warm heart and spirit and don't let me leave out professionalism. Thank you for going that extra mile and being their every time I called. Thank you for assisting us in making cost wise decisions and working with us to stay within our budget! Thank you for blessing my husband and I as we share our wonderful life together! Continue to be Blessed.

Erricker Sessoms
May 2014

Dear Brigitte,
I wanted to take a moment to give you a HUGE thank you for all the hard work you did for Danielle & Mike's wedding. You went above and beyond to ensure their day was perfect and it was! I've planned and directed many weddings over the years and I have to say you have everything down to perfection. It was a pleasure working with you and also learning a few things alone the way. The wedding, reception and pictures were absolutely beautiful and will be cherished always. I feel like we all gained a new friend, we are blessed to know you. Many thanks and wishing you continued success!

Michelle Thomas
Clayton, NC
April 2014

Dear Brigitte,
Cato and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did to make our special day truly special. Thank you for the love and care that you had put into our event; we felt like we were the center of your Universe (smile), we felt like family. Your kindness and calmness helped us to be relaxed and collected; I was a very levelheaded bride because of you.

I have and will continue to recommend your services to everyone I know. All ready two of my family members, who attended our service, have said that they would contact you in the future for their own wedding-renewal service. I am sure they will be as happy as Cato and I are with your help. God bless you and all that you do.

Love and hugs,
Cato and Pat DeVane
March 1, 2014

Dear Brigitte,
Thank you so much for all you have done to make our wedding such a special and memorable event. We appreciate your willingness to work with us and accommodate all of our wishes. We also thank you for capturing some moments of the final hours of the reception so we can cherish those memories for years to come. You have such a sweet spirit and were a joy to work with!

Love,
Emily and Stephen
January 10, 2014

Mike and I wanted to send a sincere thank you for such a great wedding ceremony last Saturday, July 6th. You made our day very special… we could not have asked for anything sweeter nor more quant. Our guests and family loved the Chapel and commented on how nice you made everything. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for starting out our married life together in such a lovely way. Have a wonderful summer and we sincerely thank you for everything!!

Theo
Theodora Riano
July 6, 2013

"During the wait, we started talking about what type of wedding we'd want and found that neither of us wanted to do all the work or spend all the money (money we didn't have) to have a traditional wedding and reception. So, we looked into other options. I saw that White Dove Chapel offers a elopement ceremony. We met with Ms. Brigitte and she was wonderful. A romantic Ceremony from the heart. The Ceremony was special for us and it was all we ever wanted. We always will remember our Special Day. Thank you Pastor Brigitte! Everything was so beautiful and vintage-garden-chic!

Lauren and Dennis
May 17, 2013

Dearest Brigitte, We want to Thank You for creating such a special and memorable day for us. We could not have had a better, more thoughtful and meaningful ceremony. We truly appreciate all of the time you took to make the ceremony special + personal, and all of the time and pictures you took afterwards. The photos are magnificent – we love them! You have a wonderful gift for creating a spiritual ceremony that we will remember forever!

Much love,
Erin + Jim
April 2013

We wanted to thank you Brigitte for making our wedding so special. You have such a loving Godley spirit,and you can feel the love when you enter the door of the church. . We could not have picked a better place to get married. You made everything relaxing and easy. We didn't have to worry about anything, the church was beautiful and the pictures that you posted were as well. Can't wait to see the rest of our pictures. Also thank you for the help of finding just the right place for our reception. Our wonderful day was just that.....WONDERFUL!!!!!!!

Sheila & Bobbie Pratt
Married March 9, 2013

I wanted to thank you for everything, you truly made our day easy and memorable! Thank you again for being part of our special day. I will never forget it !

Joanna and Jonathan
February 16, 2013

Brigitte is a wonderful caring God loving lady! We were blessed to have found her and such a romantic and beautiful chapel! We were treated with dignity and love! She made our day extra special! We will recommend White Dove Chapel to anyone who wants a sophisticated and professional wedding...no matter how big your wedding party is! Thank you Brigitte and God Bless!!

Teresa Montgomery
December 2012

I just wanted to Thank You for all the hard work and detail that you put into our wedding and reception.You took all the worry from us so it could be "our day". The food was absolutely delicious,the dj was awesome and our wedding cake was so beautiful and scrumptious.It was a day that we will remember forever.

Thank You Again
Your Friends
The Yates
September 29, 2012

Rev. Brigitte, Craig and I can't express how thankful we are for everything you did for us. We are thrilled to be married and loved the Chapel.Thank you again from the bottoms of our hearts!

with love,
Graig & Krisin Fichter
August 27, 2011

WEDDING PLANNING

Brigitte,

Tara and I want to take a moment to personally thank you for all your hard-work as the wedding planner.
We were extremely blessed by such a reasonably priced wedding package with so much to offer and it was more than we expected.

I do want to thank you for your personal touch that is so evident in each picture you take.
The storyline of the pictures allowed us to relive each moment with a smile and many tears.

We want you to know that you have such a Golden Heart that is rare today and you so genuinely care about people.
I want to recommend your facilities and your photography to anyone who wants a memory instead of a wedding.

I am pleased that we chose to use your facilities, your photography, and you as a wedding planner.

Thank you so much for a Memorable Wedding!
Tara and Marshall Welch

September 2010

May God bless you!

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Dear Brigitte,

Thank you for such a beautiful wedding. You made the whole process so simple. Everything we needed was in our package. The pictures are so beautiful. We would recommend you to anyone and already have.

Warmest Regards,
Lesley & Chris Strickland

"In planning our wedding, my husband and I chose White Dove Wedding Chapel in Wendell, NC. Fortunately, included in their wedding package was a photographer (which was one less thing we had to worry about). Brigitte Gros exceeded our expectations. Our wedding pictures were not only beautiful, but the order in which Brigitte took each and every picture spoke for themselves, and told the story of our wedding day. From start to finish she was very accommodating, easy to work with, and offered suggestions that were very helpful to us during this exciting day."

Sincerely,
Amelia Garner

OUT OF STATE PLANNING

Brigitte: Thanks so much for making our wedding day a special one. Les and I were so nervous and excited that day but you guys made everything OK. The Chapel was so beautiful. I'm so glad we chose White Dove Wedding Chapel. We knew that planning our wedding from Pennsylvania was not going to be easy, but with all your help it was possible. Thank you both so much for everything. You both went out of your way. We would highly recommend White Dove Wedding Chapel.

With Our Love,
Cindy & Wes Wiseley

PHOTOGRAPHS THAT WOW OTHERS

Dear Brigitte: Thank you for making our wedding day so beautiful. Every one tells us how good we look in our pictures.
Thank you! Come see us in Spain!

G2 Bryan and Rebekah Powers

PRECISION & PROFESSIONALISM

Dear Ann Dupree and Brigitte Gros: I would like to thank you both so very much for making Lisa and John's wedding so wonderful. Ann, without your help, input and professionalism the wedding would not have been as memorable as it was. From the planning... to the caring... to the minister... to the video... the catering and much, much more all was fantastic. You kept everything moving with great precision and certainly made all of us feel at ease at a very nervous and tense time. The photographer, Brigitte, has to be one of the nicest persons I have ever met. Her kindness and professionalism was unprecedented. She was thoughtful of the Bride and Groom and never denied any one else to take pictures, this was brought to my attention by many of the wedding guests. Also commented by the guests, were the pictures she took, and how they all were amazed after they had seen them.....indeed a very special lady!

Again I want to say Thank You for allowing us to be to be part of your Wedding Chapel and Service. I wish you all the the best in the future and will always have fond memories and thoughts when thinking of you.

Sincerely,
Jocelyn, Mother of the Bride - Canada

PICTURES TELL A STORY

Dear Brigitte: I can't thank you enough for all that you did for us and for my daughter, Kriestie's wedding. All the arrangements taken care of by you and the chapel made the wedding day beautiful. It was a pleasure to work with you and photos took my breath away. We will treasure them always. You told the whole story through the photos and if I can refer any business your way in the future, I will not hesitate to do so. Again, thanks and wish you well.

Sincerely,
Debbie McLamb - Brides Mom

PERSONABLE TOUCH

Dear Brigitte,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding. The chapel is so romantic. You are so thoughtful and professional. The music, the bridal suite and even the bridal crown, you had everything ready and made us feel at ease at that special moment. Thank you so much, you just made the day we will never forget.

We attached photos taking with you during the ceremony. We will always find all these memories when thinking of you.

Best wishes,
Chunmiao and Hanyu
(February 10, 2010)

Hi Brigitte,

This is Hainian. It was really pleasant talking to you after Hanyu and Chunmiao's wedding this evening. We really appreciate your service and time. It was a wonderful wedding ceremony and the chapel is absolutely romantic. If you have some future plan traveling to China, please feel free to contact me.

Regards!
Sincerely,
Hai-Nian (Goden) Zeng

Brigitte:

Thank you for helping make our dream wedding come true! Everyone that attended tells me it was one of the most beautiful weddings they have ever attended - just perfect. Brigitte, having you as our wedding planner was the smartest thing we did. Your attention to all details went beyond our hopes and expectations . You told us on our first visit that you would take care of everything and all we needed to do was show up. It was true! Your handling of the planning, music, photography, helping us select flowers, catering, and a minister, the suggestion of a unity candle, helping with our vows - you handled every detail. I must commend The Flower Shoppe and Martha, who handled the catering and cake. The wedding bouquets and corsages were designer quality and the reception food was excellent. Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!

Warm regards,
Sheila and Tarver Sammons
Married October 4, 2008

Dear Brigitte:

Ron and I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the spectacular job that you all did to make our wedding a day a day we will never forget. We worked with you for six months and your schedules always accommodated what was convenient for us. From the beginning you were so helpful in every part of the planning for our wedding. You met with us any time we felt the need to. The planning of our wedding and the actual day was so relaxed for us. It could not have gone any better. You are a very personable person and we truly enjoyed working with you. Brigitte, the photographs of our wedding and reception are outstanding. We have shown many people your work. They complimented you on such a great job. All the pictures are beautiful and each one has a special significance. We had a great time meeting and working with you. You all are highly recommended by Ron and I. Our day was one we'll never forget because of all your hard dedication, work and your positive attitudes to accommodate Ron and I in whatever we needed.

Sincerely,
Ron and Maureen

Hi Brigitte,

Thank you so much for making May 2, 2008 (our wedding day) so very memorable. Your chapel was romantic and picture perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better location (all of our friends and family thought so too). Your graciousness and kindness was evident to all. From our first visit to your chapel we knew our wedding would be just what we wanted, intimate and romantic.

We can’t wait to see the pictures. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Renee and James Thomas, Jr.

Brigitte:

Thank you so much for all you did to make my stepdaughter’s “Christmas” wedding such a beautiful, special and memorable event. The extra care and attention you gave me in planning everything is appreciated more than words can say. As you know, the fact that we had such a short timeframe and that we were planning long-distance and in the holiday season really had me in a tizzy. But your kind words, helpful suggestions and the spirit of love and caring you put into your work really made the wedding planning (which seemed insurmountable at first) quite a beautiful and joyful experience for me.

Your efforts and kindness that day eased the pre-wedding jitters of ALL of us. You even accommodated our last minute request for the Unity Candle! The Chapel and ceremony were beautiful; the stop for pictures at the waterfalls was such a special touch; and the reception was perfect. Your recommendations for the florist, caterer and DJ were right on target. The flowers were beautiful, food was delicious and plentiful, the cake was beautiful (one of the best I’ve ever tasted) and the DJ did a perfect job in varying the pace to appeal to the different age groups in attendance. And on top of all this, the photos you took and the album you created are incredible and really do tell a “love story” as you promised.

I told everyone here that I had found an angel in North Carolina that really helped me out and that I feel as though I made a new friend in the whole process! Perhaps the best testimony to how wonderfully everything turned out is the ear to ear smiles on the Bride and Groom’s faces the whole evening long!

With love and much thanks,
Celeste Brletic, Springfield, VA

LASTING MEMORIES

Brigitte: Well it has been a year today that we have been married and I just think back to last year how I was going crazy trying to call places and then when I saw all that you offered at White Dove Wedding Chapel I was very impressed. I just want to tell you thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding day a very special day.

Deanna and Josh are growing like weeds. They still cherish the medallions that Larry gave them during the ceremony and I am so glad that I decided to use them.

Thanks again,
Kim & Larry