Meggie Velasco Photography

Wells and Kate
October 2, 2008, 2:16 am
Filed under: Post Wedding Session, Weddings

I got to go to Pawleys Island, SC a couple of weeks ago to shoot Wells and Kate’s wedding at this incredible plantation, Litchfield Plantation.  This was everything I love about the south and the coast, except the heat.  I met Kate through Charles and Kacey Jones which you should remember from last December.  I knew that if Wells and Kate had even half the amount of fun that Charles and Kacey had, I was in for a treat.  I was right.  I had so much fun from the time I started shooting the guys getting ready trying to get their ties tied just right till the time I ran through the Myrtle Beach airport to make it on my plane to leave the next day.  Oh, by the way, they did something I’ve never done with anyone….ever.  You’ll find out what that was at the end of this post.  This is going to be a super long post, so I’ll stop the chit chat and get to it.

**UPDATE**  Wells put a post on his blog HERE.  Yes it is true, I did threaten to punch one of the groomsmen in the throat…but it was well deserved!

**ANOTHER UPDATE** I didn’t put a link to the coordinator’s website.  I worked with Robyn Heath of Worry Free Weddings.  She was absolutely wonderful to work with.  Thanks for everything Robyn!




Isn’t this chair cool?!  A perfect place to showcase Kate’s Jimmy Choo’s.

I can’t decide if I like this picture in color…

or B&W

Nothing says let’s party like a bottle of Dom!

These are Kate’s parents.  I thought it was a cute picture of the 2 of them.

Wells and Kate met when their dogs had a bit of a, um, disagreement while on a walk.  Don’t worry, they get along now.  It was just a clever ploy to get their owners together.

It’s always special to watch a bride being escorted down the aisle.  However, this was extra special because Kate’s dad normally gets around via his wheel chair.  This was very emotional for us all and Mr. Schneider had a smile plastered on his face the whole way.    



Um, I think you guys were supposed to be praying.  tisk tisk!



YUM!  Puppy Kisses!

Now kiss Kate!  He wiped his mouth off, I promise!







They closed it down!  They kept dancing while everyone waited to send them off outside.


This is the beautiful Plantation house at about 11pm.


And this is the plantation house at 6:30 AM!  Yes, this is the fun first time shoot….a day after shoot.  I told them that they were going to want to call me and say forget it when the alarm goes off…but it would be TOTALLY worth it.   

I don’t want to say I told you so…BUT I TOTALLY TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!





This is Wells’ parents house.  It’s right on the beach and across from a saltwater marshy type creek area that’s amazing.

If they weren’t awake by this point, they were at the end of this series.  This is a joggling board.  It’s this great long bendy board that you can either rock side to side on or bounce on.  Kate and Wells chose to bounce UP…



DOWN!!!  It was hilarious.

Here’s that beautiful marshy area I was talking about.

It’s not really a marsh…it’s very clean and you can swim in it.  The water was pretty warm.  This is Wells’ favorite part of Pawleys Island.




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Holy Cow! THE most beautiful wedding pics I’ve ever seen. It could be due to the beautiful bride and groom! Very creative and special! Awesome pics. thanks so much for sharing! Meade

Comment by Meade Burke Dadkhah

Meggie – YOU ARE AMAZING!!! We adore this post and are so thankful to have had you as our photographer! These are G-R-E-A-T!!!

Comment by Kate Burke

WOW Meggie, Kate and I knew the pictures would be great but you are just blowing it out!!! Thank you so much for this post. Keep up the good work, I know it will be worth the wait.

Comment by Wells Burke

Breathtaking pictures!

Comment by Valerie Abstance

[…] posted a preview of our wedding pictures on her blog this morning.  WOW they are absolutely amazing!  Kate […]

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As always a great job on wedding day.

The day after shots are unreal. The first two out on the rocks = awesome! I cannot believe the clouds…unreal! They really add to the beauty of the pictures;)

Comment by Jessi


My name is Ben Allen. I was at Kate and Wells’ wedding with my GF Wendy. By the way, the photos look fantastic. Great work. I’m wondering if there’s a way to preview and possibly purchase copies of the other photos from the wedding? Drop me an email and let me know when you can. Thanks in advance and again, great work.


Comment by Ben Allen

congratulations. what gorgeous photos. much love, abby

Comment by abby

Meggie no wonder they had you come in from Tennessee…you are amazing at what you do. Can not wait to see the rest of them. You were so much fun!! Beautiful pics…..

Comment by Natalie Burke

Absolutely beautiful!

Comment by Todd and Wendy Travis

My sister was at the wedding and sent me the link because I am getting married in March. Your pictures bring tears to my eyes. They are truely beautiful and capture the energy of a couple in love.

Comment by Vanessa Sanson

BEAUTIFUL pictures…Kate and Wells look so happy and in love! Congratulations…Bradley

Comment by Bradley

I can’t stop staring at these pictures. They are gorgeous and you were so super fun at the wedding!! Can’t wait to see the rest….

Comment by Leslie Burke

[…] Ocean Isle, NC (just an hour north of Pawleys Island which is where I was the weekend before with Wells and Kate).  I was able to ride out there with Chris and Carmen and spend the week with her family.  It was […]

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Beautiful pictures, loved the ones of the morning after and of Kate with her dad.

Comment by Diane Jakubcin

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