A leading wedding blog, boutique and resource for couples planning their wedding. Love & Lavender offers unique how-to guides, reviews, and lists featuring wedding planning topics such as bridal fashion, jewelry, decor + gift ideas, stationery, and loads more.


We are Meredith and Andrew, a husband and wife team who operate Love & Lavender full time. We are permanent residents of Ireland, both born in Vancouver, Canada, and currently live a mobile creative lifestyle in various European countries!

We are so thankful to have the ability, passion, and freedom to build a budding online business together as a young married couple.


Love & Lavender started in January, 2010 as a hobby wedding blog in Seattle Washington by founder Ellen Allen.

In late 2013 Meredith as laid off from a job in the insurance industry. The very next day, Meredith's started an online wedding veil company called Classic Veils. Subsequently, Meredith and Andrew acquired L&L and have continued to nurture it into what you see today!


LoveandLavender Engagement

Meredith met her true love, Andrew, in 2012. After getting engaged in Florence, Italy, Andrew + Meredith realized it was time to get down to the business of planning their upcoming nuptials. The wedding process is a real relationship tester for you and your partner, not to mention the involvement of all your family, friends, and all the little details that a wedding entails. Let’s just say the wedding planning experience gave them a lot of writing material for future blog posts!

In August 2014 they were married at a beautiful Victorian style mansion in their hometown of Vancouver. Realizing life is meant to be lived free from the constraints of a cubicle, they made an escape from career malaise and set out on a multi-year slow travel adventure throughout Europe. Three years later, they have turned a hobby blog into their full time business.


Meredith is a cheerful perfectionist by temperament – holds a degree in Crime & Intelligence Analysis, which helps her as one of the best wedding researchers around! 😉

Besides planning destination weddings in Ireland, Meredith contributes to content management and copywriting, while also acting as social media wizard, wedding trend watcher and receptionista!

She runs also runs an online wedding ecommerce site called Classicveils.com. Utilizing her experience and knowledge of the wedding industry, she aims to guide couples through the wedding planning process with straight-to-the-point, well researched answers to any wedding planning queries.


Andrew is self-admittedly unemployable, which is likely how he found himself running a budding wedding website! An entrepreneurial spirit at a young age means he enjoys the exciting challenges, freedom and creativeness that owning an online business offers.

His technical ability keeps the website alive. Along with managing content and employees, he sets the strategic direction to ensure L&L will be around for years to come.

The motto he likes most: "Create and deliver value everyday; live life on your own terms with zero regrets."

Visit Our Other Wedding Sites ...

A fashion-led, curated collection of beautiful ready-to-wear and made-to-measure bridal veils created with the highest quality at an affordable price. Classic Veils is a bridal veil brand with femininity and tradition at its heart; designed to redefine the way brides find their bridal veils.

Groomties helps grooms and groomsmen look great for the big day. We know weddings are stressful enough, having been through one ourselves! We want to make it as easy as possible for you to select and buy neckties for your wedding.

Thinking about getting married in Ireland? Meredith would love to become your destination wedding planner and work with you to create your dream wedding. Services include full wedding planning, venue search, and on-the-day co-ordination.  If you are interested in working together, or would like to know more, please get in touch!