Many brides spend thousands of dollars on wedding decorations to make their special day perfect. In my opinion, the most expensive weddings do not compare to the beauty provided by the scenery surrounding the Chapel. Pictures do not do the circle deck or the view justice. I tell everyone, if you are looking for a beautiful view that will not disappoint you; I suggest the Circle of Light. Not only does the chapel provide beauty, it provides incredible services.
I bet I emailed a couple of times a day, until the wedding; just because of my nervousness. I shouldn’t have worried, the day was perfect. All I had to do is let them know what I wanted and they made it happen. Also, the ceremony and vows couldn’t have been more perfect for starting our life together.
So to Shanna, Doug, Yael, thank you so much for your kindness, patience and the perfect ceremony. We feel so blessed, that we chose your chapel! My husband and I plan to visit your chapel again someday to renew our vows.
Cassie and Brad
Yael, Doug, and Shanna,
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the wonderful outdoor wedding and reception that you three provided. David and I were more than happy with your services and all of our guests complimented us on Yael's beautiful heart-warming and thoughful ceremony. It was so personalized and touching, yet professional. And the view? Spectacular!! Unlike any other wedding chapel in Eureka Springs--that's for sure!
Being the nervous bride-to-be, I was unsure of how things would go but you three handled everything for us, all we had to do was enjoy the event! The cake was delicious and beautiful, the reception was set up for everyone to enjoy and participate, and there was even room for dancing and having fun! We've received nothing but compliments and everyone agreed that it was one of the most beautiful weddings they'd ever been to with the outdoor setting, trees, sunset, flowers, vines, birds, a fish pond, the circle deck--it all blended so perfectly and so naturally. And Doug did a great job on the timing of the music. We couldn't be happier with our choice of wedding chapels. There are many, many chapels to choose from in Eureka Springs (I'd visited many before I made my decision) but this chapel is in-tune with God and nature and the great outdoors and romance. What more could a bride ask for? Darleen and David Riffle, Norman, OK
Yael, Shanna, and Doug,
Words cannot express our appreciation for your hard work and effort put forth so that our wedding was as close to perfect as possible! The evening deck wedding on a Saturday night was absolutely stunning and had plenty of room for all of our family and guests. The view was breathtaking and the photos that Doug took captured the beauty of Eureka Springs and Beaver Lake.
Shanna was so kind and directed us where to go, what to do, and when to do it. I was totally at ease. Even leading up to the wedding Shanna was there every step of the way. I sent her pictures of what I wanted my flowers and cake to look like and when I arrived our wedding day.......I was amazed!!! They looked EXACTLY like the pictures I sent her and even more beautiful. I could e-mail her with a question or concern and I would hear from her on the same day only an hour or two later. She was so sweet and great to work with considering I was 2 hours away and the wedding was in her hands. Shanna is a pro and all I had to do was tell her what I wanted and show-up for the wedding :)
Yael's words were some of the most sincere and kindest I have ever heard at a wedding in my entire life. I was just blessed that it happened to me my wedding! My family and friends have remarked over and over again about how it was the most heartfelt ceremony they had seen. You are truly a lovely person Yael, and I will never forget the hand you had in one of the best days of my life.
Doug is a wonderful photographer and managed to capture all of our family members unique personalities in every shot. He took the extra time to ensure that we got every shot and every picture that we wanted.
My favorite part of the ceremony was the children's ceremony. My husband and I each had 2 children from previous relationships. All 4 of the kids had their individual chance to be front and center in their own ceremony that was all about them. Our children received silver medallion and Yael did a wonderful job explaining the meaning of each object on the medallion. The children are often heard explaining what they mean to others who ask and they beam with pride. It was so special and bring happy to tears to my eyes when one of our children says," My parents and I got married on June 25th."
Once again, we couldn't have been happier with our wedding and we have you all to thank!!!
Thanks for Everything,
Curran and Nikki Debes, Hailey Hanson, Jack, James Hanson, and Ella.
All married on 6/25/2011
Thank you so much for creating our perfect wedding. It was great to meet you. You made our ceremony and reception so elegant and comfortable. Thank you so much! Kyle, Uzma and Luke Wilson
Just wanted to say Thank You for making our wedding everything we dreamed it to be. You definitely have the most beautiful site in Eureka Springs, and we couldn't have asked for a better group of people to work with. Love, Lana and Sean
It has been two months since my husband and I were married at Circle of
Light chapel, that night was perfect. The moment I arrived I knew we had
made the right decision. The sunset was absolutely amazing, the cake was
exactly what I wanted, the food was great, and even my husband's specialty groom
cake turned out amazing! It was more than we ever could have dreamed of.
My family and close friends that attended still talk about how beautiful it
was and they are still showing off pictures of the special day you created
for us. The ceremony you performed for my husband's daughter was perfect.
I don't think there was a dry eye on the deck that evening. When our unity
candle song was being played a deer was just below the deck and my father in
law said a dove flew behind us during our vows. The scenery is perfect for
such a special occasion.
We can not thank you enough for what you have given us. That day was so special to us and it is something we will cherish forever. Doug, the pictures you took turned out wonderful. I thank you so much for that gift you have given us. Shanna, I talked to you many times on the phone when I was stressed about the big day and you told me I had nothing to worry about and you were right. You do an amazing thing for people, thank you so much. Yael, the ceremony you performed was so moving and spiritual, and I thank you for being such a blessing to us. I'm just full of appreciation for the three of you and the wonderful gift you gave to us. Chris & Rachael
Dear Yael, Doug and Shanna,
Randy and I wanted to thank you again for our beautiful wedding. From beginning to end, it was absolutely perfect. The sunset was incredible…a gorgeous backdrop for our vows.
Yael, your sermon and reading of our vows were spectacular and meant so much to us. We touched our hearts. Doug, your photographs are awesome, and Shanna, your talent to coordinate and put our wedding wishes into action were wonderful.
You three have touched our lives. What a blessing to have the first moments of our life as husband and wife be so beautiful. We now have three new life-long friends. As we talked about on September 9th, 2011, from the sunset, to our vows, to the deer hanging out under the deck, the whole wedding was “a God thing.”
Randy and I are now one, SoulMates, and we are so proud to call you our friends. May God bless you. We love you. Thank you, Randy and Cathy Reed. P.S. We tell everyone about Circle of Light.
Just a little note to say thank you for making our special day so glorious. Not only was the view breathtaking, but we could actually feel the presence of God all around us. We could not have asked for a more romantic, spiritual, and lovely wedding we will treasure forever. Roxy & Joe Tuter
Shanna, Yael & Doug,
We wanted to thank you so very much for making us feel so special and helping us feel at ease. As most everyone else we were feeling nervous and anxious but with the love and patience you showed us we calmed down quickly and were able to enjoy our wedding to the fullest ! Also with the Spanish-language barrier of my husband the added bonus that Shanna was able to speak to him in Spanish really helped and things were able to flow smoothly. We very much appreciate your kindness and love you showed us. Oh and it was BEAUTIFUL !!!
Julio & Jael Oliva
I am writing to thank you for the incredible wedding day you gave me and my husband. My husband and I had lots of stress with family and things going wrong before we decided it would be best to do a smaller wedding in Eureka. Shanna, you were amazing. You were so caring and kind and walked me step by step though everything. You really made me feel comfortable and helped me to relax and enjoy my special day. Doug, your pictures were amazing. You are an incredible photographer. I am so blessed that we found you. It has been a little over 3 months since our wedding and we are still taking about what a great job you did. We are recommending you to all our family and friends. You just made our wedding so special and perfect and everything we ever dreamed it would be. I can't thank you all enough for what you have given us. Thank you for being such a blessing in our lives. With all our Love, Shelley and Craig Buhlig.
I just wanted to tell you again how lovely the ceremony was. I was very pleased with the way things were handled, the decorations and the reception. Since all of this was done via email and phone calls, I wasn't sure that it would be all that I expected. Frankly, it was more than I expected. It was just WONDERFUL. Everyone I talked to said how nice the ceremony was. I just want to thank you so very much for making my daughter's wedding such a joyous experience, one I'm sure she will remember always. I wish I could really express how great it all was. Thanks again. Sincerely, Joyce
Hello i was writing to tell you all thank you!! You all did an amazing job with everything. That evening was made so perfect and magical. The sunset was unbelievable i don't think there are any words i can truly say that could even come close to describing it. We appreciate that Yael included our daughter Emily. i had a minute and i figured i would e-mail you all and say thank you for everything. I'm sure you hear it every time someone gets married, but you all truly have a gift and know your stuff! I still can't get over the timing with the sunset, just perfect. Thanks again for everything and take care- much love-Erin, Jacob, and Emily Lynch
We wanted to write a quick letter to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful ceremony and experience! Our little wedding was perfect in every way and so much more than what we expected. Very caring and professional, yet with a very personal touch. We were very pleased with the pictures!!!
Shanna was absolutely lovely and walked us through the whole process with no problems. I was very happy to have such a meaningful and God-related ceremony...very spiritual for the both of us and very inspiring. It touched both of us in ways that has already helped us grow as a couple (and within ourselves as well).
Thank you again, and don't worry, we WILL be back to renew our vows when the time comes. We honestly look forward to seeing you again!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Kenny &: Heather Cook
Thanks so much to all of you for helping me and my husband Chris to have the perfect wedding. With the help planning by Shanna, the photos that Doug took and the wonderful words and vows from Yael you gave us a wonderful day that we'll cherish always. Our son Jackson loved being a part of everything and receiving the family medallion. Our guests couldn't say enough about how beautiful everything was and how perfect the ceremony and reception were, we agree too! When we renew our vows we will definitely return to have it done. We know that God was present that day and wrapped us in his love as the ceremony was performed. Everything was just right and totally stress free because of all you did. Thanks again and God bless! Marisa and Chris Wren
"A card isn't enough to show you all how thankful we are for the most beautiful wedding you all provided for us and the children in our family. Not only were we impressed with what you all did for us, our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts and uncles were left in ahhhhh." Everyone there was really touched, especially the children when the family medallions were presented. Yael, thank you for the beautiful words that you spoke during the ceremony. They are imbeded in our hearts and memories forever. Doug, thank you for taking such beautiful pictures of our wedding for our memories to share. Shanna, thank you for take care of wedding planning and making our wedding stress free. "You all are wonderful people and have the most beautiful, romantic place in Northwestern Arkansas to get married!" Natalie, Daniel and Alyssa, Destiny and Alec>
We wanted to just say thank you for the wonderful wedding ceremony that you preformed for Bryan and me. It was perfect. The chapel was beautiful. We had the photographs that Doug took developed today and they turned out gorgeous. We are thrilled. The girls have not stopped talking about Christos and Angel. I am so thankful that God led us to come up and find your chapel, it was right where we were meant to be. We are sure to come back to visit many times when we travel for vacation. Thank you so much for the wonderful heart felt, God led ceremony, you hit us both right in the heart. Bryan and I really are soul-mates, we just needed another push in the right direction and you certainly gave it to us. Thanks again, Circle of Light will forever hold a very special place in our heart. Sincerely, Jennifer
Thank you for creating such a lovely wedding for my son and his bride. From the pictures I'd seen of Circle of Light, I knew it would be gorgeous. I just had no idea HOW gorgeous! The setting is absolutely breathtaking. But more important is the wonderful, intimate and so very meaningful ceremony and celebration you created for my kids. It couldn't have been a more perfect wedding! Linda
We just got home one hour ago, and I went back to your website to see it and remember it. It really describes and shows the place, but Circle of Light far exceeds the photos and "promises" of a wonderful wedding. The VIEW, the grounds, how everything was arranged for us (even though we are 800 miles away)! The hugs and the feeling that we were your only wedding made us feel so special. With God's Love, John and Lorrene
Yael, Doug, Shanna: As we approach our second anniversary, thoughts of you all have entered our hearts. We want to let you know how thankful we are for all that you did for us. We chose your place for our wedding initially due to the amazingly beautiful atmosphere and the breath taking views but what we received was a whole lot more. You opened your home and your hearts to us, from the first conversation to the last, every detail taking care of in a professional manner. Our vows were so special and touched our hearts in a way we never thought possible. You sent us off into the sunset with many fond memories as well as many blessings. Thank You all for all that you did to make our wedding beautiful, spiritual, and breath taking as well as for the many blessings you sent our way. James, Loretta and Rachel, Stillwater, OK
I wanted to let you all know that Dustin and I really appreciate everything you did to make our wedding day perfect. The cake was beautiful and the groom's cake was exactly what we wanted. Where you are located is gorgeous and so peaceful and calming and the view of the lake on the deck is amazing. To Doug, your pictures were very professional and we loved them all! To Yael, the ceremony was beautiful and so meaningful and we are so thankful to you for it. To Shanna, thank you for all of your help through e-mail and the telephone, and keeping me calm and giving me directions when I couldn't find my way to my own wedding! Anytime someone mentions that they are getting married, I always let them know about Circle of Light and how helpful you all were and how beautiful the view is. We also loved the copy of our vows you sent us. Once again, we really appreciate all of the effort you put into our special day and we are very thankful to you.
Dustin and Brooke Wilson
We wanted to express our deepest thanks to all of you! Our wedding was absolutely perfect in our eyes, and we really couldn't see it being any better! We feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to get married at Circle of Light and it will be a wonderful memory for the rest of our lives. You were all so very helpful with everything from the very beginning, and I don't know where we would be without all of your wonderful help and patience. Thank you so much for everything, from the bottom of our hearts! Sincerely, Nick & Robyn Noonan
Shanna, Doug, Yael... Where to start? Words alone cannot express the words and thoughts of mine. You made our wedding spectacular. Your website alone does not do you justice. When I first heard of Eureka Springs weddings I could not wait to search online! For some reason your website just kept bringing me back. I thank God for that! Of course when you do everything online you always worry! Shanna you were always so kind and helpful. Thank you so much. I remember you telling to to relax and you would take care of it all. Not easy for a very stressful person... I worried up until I met you on our big night! I cannot begin to express how sweet you all were. You all three are wonderful, awesome..etc...(again no words). I will always recommend you. Thanks again, Teresa and Michael
"We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful and beautiful wedding you gave us. You all are so caring and compassionate and made us feel so special. All of our guests commented more than once how beautiful your building is, inside and out. I could not have asked or planned my wedding any more perfectly. We want to say our vows to each other at our one year anniversary, and now we can, thanks to you typing them up for us. that was very thoughtful. The pictures are beautiful. Doug did a wonderful job. God bless each of you for what you do, and how you make us feel on your very special wedding day. Mike, Stacy and Tyler."
Kenny and I really want you to know how special you all made our wedding. You have given us a wonderful start to our many many years together. Circle of Light is definitely first class. Thanks to you, we will enjoy the memory of our wedding day forever. Beautiful ceremony, beautiful landscape, beautiful weather. God definitely blessed Our Day. Thank you for everything. Kenny and Rhonda Dover
Shanna, Yael and Doug - just wanted to send you all an email to thank you so very much for making our wedding day so wonderful. From our first phone call to you - I knew we were in for a real treat. You made all the planning so easy and truly allowed us to enjoy our special day without worrying about details. Thank you also for all the incredible referrals made to complement our weekend - from the restaurant, to the lodging and hair stylist -- the whole weekend was simply fantastic. Our family, as well as Rob and I, thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. Thank you again! Lori and Robert Long
I just wanted to write to thank you for making my wedding day such a memorable day. You had such a beautiful ceremony, and I feel everything was just perfect. Not only was it a perfect wedding but it was the perfect location. Thank you for making everything go smoothly. Keep up the awesome work. Anyone getting married at Circle of Light can be assured the most wonderful stress-free wedding day. Everyone at Circle of Light made our wedding day the most memorable, best day ever! Everyone of our guests was very impressed. Thanks again! Chad and Lisa
What a beautiful gift you have given us! You opened up your home and your hearts to us and our families to give us a wedding day and ceremony we will never forget. Your ceremony was so sincere. I know you've said it thousands of times, but you made it sound like you wrote it just for us. I can't thank you enough! You and your pets sold me from the beginning. We were so blessed to find such an incredible place. I honestly can't imagine a more perfect 2 and a half hours of my life. If you only knew how much that day means to us-Paul and Laura
We loved our beautiful wedding you both helped to create. The chapel with the lake view was just breath-taking. The sunset service added such a feeling of Love and Spirit from God. The words and vows presented to us from God in your service were truly beautiful. Thank you so much for our copy. Your thoughtfulness shows in everything you did to make our day so special. Love Always in Christ. Janay and John
Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made to make our day wonderful. Everything was perfect and so much more than we expected. We will treasure August 4 for a lifetime. You are a very special lady and we were truly blessed to have you marry us. God Bless you! Mitch and Tammy
We got married in the dead of winter, in January. The hardest part was finding something to wear since it wasn't our first wedding. The folks at Circle of Light made it very special for us. The ceremony was beautiful and after the rings were blessed, I swear their sparkle was almost supernatural. I will never forget that day and the feeling I had. We framed the ceremony and have it hanging in our bedroom as a sweet reminder of a simple beginning. We recommend this for any couple who doesn't want the hassle, but want a beautiful, meaningful ceremony. Sam and Victoria, Edmond, Oklahoma
Thank you for making our day special. The ceremony was romantic and very meaningful. Your help was very appreciated, because we live so far away. The arrangements would have been hard to make. You will always have a special place in our lives for helping us make our dream come true. You are always in our prayers. Thank you again. CE and Angela
Hello to everyone! We just wanted to thank you all for everything you done for us. We feel that we are very blessed to have met such wonderful and caring people. We felt like we have known you forever, and the experience we had with you can never be replaced. Yael's ceremony was perfect, we could not have asked for better and Doug's photo's are excellent! Everything was so wonderful, from meeting you the first day when we chose the "perfect spot," to your help with the fresh flowers, cake, etc., then the ceremony and reception.
We have had nothing but good comments from all the guest about the beautiful setting and ceremony, and how nice everyone was. Thanks again for everything! You are all a blessing, and we are very grateful to have you as a part of our "family."
Mandy and Troy
Thank you once again for making our wedding such a blessed and spiritual event. Your words still ring in my ears and forever touched my soul. You both have touched our hearts and we look forward to a long, loving growing friendship with you both. Simone and Rich
Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day the most memorable and beautiful time of our lives. Your devoted attention to every detail and your innate ability to improvise made our time spent with you very enjoyable. We were both touched deeply by your words in the ceremony and by the sweetness of your lives. Indeed, seeing the two of you together is an inspiration to all couples, newlyweds or not. We will happily recommend your service to all we know. Wendy and Bobby
We wanted to thank you so much for the very special memories you provided us on our wedding day. The kindness and love that we were shown from all of you will never be forgotten. When we arrived, we knew that God brought us to this wonderful place. Our wedding could not have been more beautiful and peaceful. It was everything we had imagined we wanted. The ceremony itself was so spiritual and special, we will never forget all the words that were said. We would highly recommend to anyone getting married and wanting to keep their memories for a lifetime, should consider talking with you about their plans. Thanks to all of you for providing us with wonderful memories. Love to all, Lisa & Tim
We both wanted to thank all of you for the lovely wedding and reception. Everyone there was so impressed with the atmosphere and just how beautiful everything was. They all just kept going on and on and are still talking about how everything just went so smoothly and was just breathtaking. I don't think I could have ever dreamed of my wedding being as beautiful as it actually was. YOU ALL ARE THE GREATEST!!
Love, Jimmy and Alisha
We just wanted to send a very special thank you to all of you... Your kindness and thoughtfulness was so much more than we could have ever asked for! You touched our hearts in a very special way. You made everything so easy. THANK YOU! Your friendly voice over the phone made me realize I had nothing to worry about. Our vows were so special and touched our hearts in a way we never thought possible... Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
John and Marsha