Sarah Kathryn Hester was living in Charleston, S.C., when one of her friends invited her to attend a concert by an Elvis impersonator at a local venue. After the concert, a young woman, Liz Mayhew, asked if she was seeing anyone. Sarah replied that she was single. “That’s great! I have this really cute guy I want you to meet – and I can say this because he’s my husband’s twin brother!” A few minutes later Sarah was ordering refreshments and began talking to the man next to her – Kelly Evans Mayhew. They hit it off right away and decided to exchange phone numbers and, to her great surprise, he turned out to be that same cute guy that Liz was talking about earlier in the night.

Two years later Kelly visited a jeweler to discuss the design of the ring he wanted to make for Sarah. He requested emeralds and diamonds for the stones; the jeweler said that most girls wanted sapphires and diamonds. Kelly confidently told the jeweler that his Sarah was not like most girls.

One evening in the summer of 2011, Kelly asked Sarah what color dress she was wearing before they went to dinner with friends. When Sarah entered the room wearing his favorite green dress, Kelly got down on one knee and said, “Then you will want this ring to match your eyes – and your dress.” Through her tears, Sarah was thrilled to see a ring set with her favorite stone: emerald.

Two weeks after a family wedding in New Orleans, which was on January 14, 2012, the couple celebrated with a party at the Creek Club at I’On in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., to accommodate their East Coast friends who wished to celebrate with them. Sarah and Kelly will honeymoon in Paris in early fall. They live in Charleston, S.C., where Sarah is an account executive with United Health Care and Kelly is a partner in Mayhew Enterprises.


Bride: Sarah Kathryn Hester
Groom: Kelly Evans Mayhew
Bride’s Parents: Ms. Gail Hester and Mr. William Hester III
Groom’s Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Banks Mayhew (Susan) of Charleston, S.C.
Date of Wedding: January 14, 2012
Ceremony Location: Trinity Episcopal Church Chapel
Reception Location: Antoine’s Restaurant
Celebrant: Reverend Jesse Adams
Ceremony Music: Albinas Prizgintas
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang at Mimi
Maid of Honor: Amanda Stevens Hester
Bridesmaid: Elizabeth Newell Mayhew
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Chloe And Reese at Mimi
Flower Girl: Molly Eleonore Gorman
Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers, Charleston, S.C.
Best Man: Jared Alexander Mayhew          
Groomsmen: William Ewing Hester IV and Samuel Evans Banks Mayhew
Groomsmen’s attire: Brooks Brothers
Rings: Croghan’s Jewel Box, Charleston, S.C.
Florist: Meade Wenzel
Caterer: Antoine’s Restaurant
Photographer: Charlotte Latham
Hair: H2O    
Make-up: Tisa Camet of Tisa’s Beauty Bar
Music: Julio and Cesar