Title: Meeple Porn!
For those of you wondering WTF a meeple is, it's the generic term used by the brand of geeks who play European or German style board games to refer to the personal playing pieces that represent people. The classic image of a meeple is the little wooden playing pieces used in the popular game Carcassonne. I'm a huge board game geek, and we are having gaming instead of dancing at our reception, in addition to using elements from board and card games in our designs. A friend of ours found a guy through the Board Game Geek forums who makes foot-high wooden meeple statues using a chainsaw, and our centerpiece idea was born!
So I got a "sneak peek" of our central centerpiece elements. They have been finished by the awesome chainsaw sculptor who made them, and he sent us the progress pictures. He has never had a request for more than 2 at a time before (I ordered 13. I don't think we'll have more than 10 tables, but the guest list keeps on ballooning and extras can go on the bar or gift table or whatever) and gave us a 10% discount on the order. We will be receiving them Mid-July!
Each giant meeple will be painted a different color, and our table assignments will be designated by color. There will also be flowers on the table (I'm meeting with the florist next week) and normal-sized meeples (which are 16mm high) and animeeples (wooden animal-shaped board game pieces of sheep, pigs, and cows) will serve as table-scatter.
After fights with mom this week, and a list of things wedding related that I'm dreading doing (making phone calls/writing long e-mails where I'm asking lots of questions) this e-mail has made me totally excited for my wedding again. Meeples!