Rachel and Callum // Rowallan Castle // Burns Monument | Karen Simpson Photography

Rachel and Callum // Rowallan Castle // Burns Monument

 Rachel and Callum // Burns Monument // Rowallan Castle 


Discover the magic of a whirlwind wedding as Rachel and Callum prove that planning a dream celebration in just a few weeks is not only possible but also unforgettable. Step into the enchanting tale that unfolded at Rachels’ family home, where I captured the behind-the-scenes moments of preparation. After that I headed to meet Callum and his best man at the Burns Monument, Callum and his best man. The heartfelt ceremony, expertly conducted by Marie, featured touching speeches from Rachel’s sister and uncle, creating a truly special atmosphere.

The celebration continued at the picturesque Rowallan Castle at the Glasshouse Restaurant, where we seized the opportunity to capture stunning photos amidst the beautiful grounds – some of my absolute favourites. If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have already caught a glimpse of these captivating moments. The rest of the day was filled with a blend of emotional and humorous speeches, a delightful cake cutting ceremony, and a few more memorable photos to round off the festivities. Join me on this whirlwind journey that Rachel and Callum embarked upon, proving that love can be celebrated in style, even on a tight timeline.  I asked them what they felt of their photos on their wedding day, you can read it below – 


What was your biggest fear before hiring me? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?”

We didn’t have any fears about hiring we were just nervous about being in front of the camera, but you made us both feel so relaxed and comfortable!

What, specifically, was your favourite part of your wedding, and why?

We decided to keep our wedding just close friends and family and a group of 45. I’d say looking back at everyone after being announced as husband and wife was probably my favourite part.

Was photography at your wedding comfortable, and relaxed?

Absolutely, I didn’t want any posed or awkward photos. I’d asked for group family ones to tick that box but then for just casual candid ones of Callum and I and we both commented after how we felt so relaxed. It was so nice to just wander about and have a conversation and banter with Karen sometimes you forget you’re being photographed!

If you were to recommend me to your best friend, what would you say?”

I already have and I’ve said because your whole booking process was very streamlined and simple, you were great with the kids we had at the wedding and you kept everyone in order. You helped Callum and I keep calm and we both felt very comfortable getting our photos taken. We’re over the moon with how our photos look and they were back a lot quicker than we had expected which was great!

Can you tell me your favourite photo and why?

I have a few but I’d say either the black and white of us leaning either side of the arch or any of the ones of us in front of the old castle. I just think they look so cool and classic and exactly what I had imagined in my head!




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