Peyton Shuman McElveen & Wesley Samuel Herndon

May 12, 2018

A joint fraternity and sorority party at Clemson University isn’t the most obvious setting for a serious relationship, but it just so happened to be the beginning of Peyton Shuman McElveen and Wesley Samuel Herndon’s college romance. Five years later, as the two strolled leisurely through Hampton Park in Charleston, Wes unexpectedly fell on one knee. Peyton paused to check on him—she assumed he had a horrific leg cramp—until the reality of the moment hit her and she joyfully said yes to forever. After a rehearsal dinner at Lucy Creek Dockhouse, the wedding took place at First Presbyterian Church in Beaufort, immediately followed by a nautical reception at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club. Peyton wore a traditional lace gown with flowing satin purchased at Bridals by Jodi in Charleston. The two now live in the Holy City, where Peyton and Wes both attend the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Susan DeLoach Photography