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Our Team


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Karen Hedgecock | Lace House Manager

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Originally from North Carolina, Karen has lived in Columbia since attending and graduating from USC. Karen’s personable nature and excellent problem solving skills allow her to create strong client relationships with the goal of them having a wonderful experience while celebrating at the Lace House. Karen also enjoys working with the Midland’s top wedding planners, caterers and other vendors.

Outside of the Lace House, Karen cherishes time with her family, where you can find her cheering on the Gamecocks with Michael, her husband of over 20 years. She also enjoys taking care of her children, Myles and Mary Margaret, her two greatest blessings. Myles is a passionate baseball player and Mary Margaret is a creative artist. 


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Sarah Truel | Assistant Manager

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Our Assistant Manager, sometimes referred to as the "Bride Whisperer," Sarah has been part of the Lace House team since 2016. With honest enthusiasm and a passion for weddings, she always puts in the extra mile to help make your dream event come true. Being one of 10 siblings, she loves meeting new people and understands the value of relationships.

Born in the Dominican Republic and an avid traveler, Sarah enjoys camping at Lake Jocassee and skiing in Colorado. She lives with her bearded fiancé Joe, two cats, a dog and a lint roller.



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Brittany Riggleman | Events Coordinator

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A recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, Brittany joined the Lace House team as an Event Coordinator in 2018. She received her degree in Hospitality Management with a dream of working in an event venue. Her vision is to make your special day one you'll never forget. With her creativity and passion for this job, she is definitely someone you'll want to assist you on this amazing journey!

Brittany was born in Texas but grew up in Southern Maryland. Although she loves the South, she fully embraces her Maryland side which includes eating crabs, watching the Orioles play, and putting Old Bay on everything. When she's not working you can catch her hanging out with friends and family or relaxing at the beach.


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Hayes Bennett | Social Marketing Coordinator

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Before joining the Lace House team in 2018, Hayes was the assistant director for athletic communications at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. With almost four years of social media management experience, Hayes is dedicated to seeking out the most recent trends in order to promote the Lace House and your special occasions.

Born and raised in the Carolinas, Hayes loves learning about and exploring the Capital of S.C.! When she isn’t scrolling, pinning or posting, you can find her searching for the best places to grab a bite in the midlands or catching some rays by Lake Murray. (On rainy days, movies and popcorn make for a girl’s best friend.)