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My name is Meredith Shackleford. I took over Love & Lavender as editor-in-chief in March of 2014 from the long time curator Ellen. She did such a wonderful job since starting the site back in 2009. She passed the torch to me instilled her knowledge and know-how about blogging, the wedding industry, and what makes Love & Lavender a unique outdoor wedding resource for brides and grooms.”

Her Background

Meredith loves a great cup of coffee in the morning, fantasizing over nail polish, is a self-confessed shopaholic, and genuine lover of cats. If she could be a full time professional honeymooner (a job title she invented for herself), she would. One can dream!

Meredith met her true love, Andrew, in the year 2012. He is the personal assistant at Love & Lavender and gets to call her boss! Just kidding, he contributes a lot both on the technical side of the website as well as editing.

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 and friends. Through Love & Lavender Meredith aims to take some of the stress out of your outdoor wedding planning process. (Update officially married August 15,2014)

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The Love & Lavender Vision

“My vision for Love & Lavender is to offer a unique sense of style around the little details that will make your outdoor wedding day extra special. Sometimes it is hard to describe in words why a wedding is extraordinary, inspiring, or a magical occasion. Like a great piece of artwork that is hanging in a gallery, a wedding will be your day to paint that masterpiece as a couple. Don’t be afraid to show off your true colors! A lot of time, effort, details, and money go into just one day to celebrate what makes the two of you unique and wonderful.

“I have been a bride and have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to wedding planning. I look forward to helping you through your own wedding day hurdles so that you can have a lovely wedding day too.”

Helping You Overcome Wedding Hurdles:

  1. Budget – How to stay on budget while still getting the wedding of your dreams.
  2. Wedding Style – How to find your unique wedding theme or style.
  3. Venue Choice – Compromise is often key to your wedding venue choice. Originally Andrew and Meredith wanted a destination wedding in either an Irish castle or a winery in Napa Valley! They chose to stay close to home.
  4. Guest List – How to narrowing down your guest list to a reasonable number.
  5. Communication – Keeping your family and friends informed about your wedding plans.
  6. Bridal Buys – Buying the stationery, accessories, and wedding dress that will be yours!

Why Run a Wedding Blog?

When the opportunity presented itself to take over Love & Lavender in 2014, Meredith jumped on board. She loves the approach and content the wedding resource offers and will keep building on it for years to come.

“If you have any questions, comments, or otherwise, please send me an email at: info [at] loveandlavender [dot] com”




Love & Lavender has been busy expanding into other wedding niches!

Please visit our sister sites and let us know what you think. Don’t worry, it is still Meredith + Andrew working hard behind the scenes:


Classic Veils offers a curated selection of beautiful and quality tulle wedding veils, which are all made in the USA. They come in an array of colors and trims to go perfectly with your wedding gown.

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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.

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‘Nomads by Day, Newlyweds by Night’
We started to share our love for a slow travel lifestyle, foodie delights, working abroad, and exploring honeymoon destinations.