Want a Stunning Destination Wedding in Ireland?

Are you recently engaged and thinking about having a destination wedding in Ireland, but struggle with the next steps in the planning process? We know how that feels. And we can assure you…

  • If you want to find your castle in the sky wedding venue
  • If you are not afraid to hand over some (or all) of the wedding planning responsibility to experienced and trustworthy wedding professionals who are on the ground in Ireland
  • And especially if you desire to create an intimate destination wedding experience for you and your new spouse

... then you’ve arrived at the perfect place, and this page is for you!


The Faces Behind Love & Lavender

black and white wedding photo Andrew and Meredith

We are Meredith and Andrew Shackleford, and we love helping couples host their destination wedding in Ireland. Meredith received an education in Events & Convention Management, while Andrew's extensive background in strategic planning and business experience mean that together they make for a formidable team. We think you'll love what we bring to the (wedding) table!

We spend many hours crafting daily articles or real wedding feature posts to inspire brides from all over the world. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re new here. We believe the best way to start a new relationship is by giving. That’s why on our wedding website we give away an incredible amount of 100% free, useful content.

The time is right for us to use our wedding knowledge coupled with years of planning experience to help couples plan their DREAM Destination Wedding in Europe.

We've had the pleasure of working with some of the best wedding vendors in the North American wedding market. Some of our clients include online jewellery giant BlueNile, stationer of choice Minted.com, power seller eBay, custom wedding product company Zazzle, and many more.

... and now we want to work with you as your destination wedding planners!

Destination Wedding Planning Service

Each year we will join with a select number of clients to plan and execute an Irish destination wedding worthy of being called memorable. Just like Love & Lavender's blog, we don't like drab and dull banquet halls or hotel weddings. We love exhilarating vista views, architectural wonders, or historic and charming B&Bs. Our wedding planning service is all about:

Intimate beauty, European romance & charm, and wedding planning bliss

We have access to a personal network of world class wedding professionals. More specifically, these are the outstanding photographers, venues, florists, and other vendors that you see featured on our blog week in and week out. Along with some vendors that you may not find on our site, but who we have personally interacted, vetted and approved.

3 Ways We Can Help You


Let us do the legwork in Ireland. We'll also help you choose your venue through videos!


This is the full wedding buffet option that most couples choose: Venue selection, Planning, Vendors, and more.


Want us with you on your big day to ensure everything runs smoothly? We'd be happy to join you!