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Our Team


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Karen Hedgecock | Lace House Manager

803.737.2235 |

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 | Senior Venue Specialist

803.622.0173 |

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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Leah Truel | Client Experience Coordinator

803.995.0586 |

Our Client Experience Coordinator, Leah Truel has been a part of The Lace House Team since 2018.  Coupled with professional expertise and thoughtful attention to detail, her genuine dedication to each client ensures a truly memorable experience. Leah specializes in helping couples bring their diverse and personalized ideas to life for their big day. She is passionate about helping others to handle stressful obstacles with grace. 

Clients who work with Leah appreciate her candor, enthusiasm, and dad-jokes. When she is not waving her wedding wand, you will most likely find her trekking the trails of Pagosa Springs, eating at San Jose’s with her Fiancé Caleb or watching the Mandalorian with her Pet Cactus, Juan Pablo. 


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Hayes Bennett | Social Marketing Coordinator

803.737.2235 |

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.)