Why this behind-the-scenes ninja & logistical badass is the wedding planner of your offbeat dreams

Sometimes an offbeat vendor just melts into our mindset so well that they've felt like they were always a part of us. That's exactly how I felt when listening to Meigh McNamee-Mahaffey, wedding planner extraordinaire, from Lula Mae Special Events. From month-of coordination to full-on event planning, this behind-the-scenes ninja and logistical badass is absolutely the right fit for offbeat couples…

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Coffee, tattoos, & bubbles at this vegan botanical garden wedding in Virginia

Ashley channeled a bohemian goddess from head to gold-toe Doc Martens, and Dave rocked his tux with his signature fully ringed fingers. The ceremony was performed by a family friend, surrounded by a small group of family and friends in the stunning atrium. Both Ashley and Dave are coffee enthusiasts so for their cocktail hour they had a coffee bar by Caffe Amouri.

Their vegan wedding dinner was Irish breakfast-themed catered by DC Vegan. At the end, they were sent off by a cascade of bubbles. You've got to see this one…

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A Medieval camping festival wedding (aka Game of Thrones meets Burning Man meets Asian customs!)

We wanted an outdoorsy, Game of Thrones meets Burning Man meets Asian customs wedding. It opened with a "Red Army" parade: a parade of our closest friends with banners, drums, bubbles, and flowers! The groom, Nick, also read family vows to my daughter. We had 300 pounds of meat (because we both love food), belly dancers, live music, fire performers, and a bounce house!

A modern Tuscan black tie wedding with plenty of DIY and style

The theme to our wedding was modern, Tuscan black tie. We had champagne taste on a beer and butter budget. We splurged on the picture perfect venue and catering, but everything else you see was DIY. I hand crafted everything from flowers to centerpieces and signs to decor. They say every wedding has at least one planning nightmare. Mine happened to be the biggest nightmare for me ever. The store I purchased my dress from went BANKRUPT and closed its doors just eight weeks before my wedding!