Sandwiched Together: Video Proof!

We have a video!  I was going to wait a while to show it to you but I have low impulse control so here it is: 

I was a little nervous about using WedIt for our video.  I had dreams of beautifully edited and filmed masterpieces and I knew that was not what I was going to get with flip cameras and non-professionals*.   

HOWEVER, I could not be happy with our video!  When you combine the price and the quality it is a no-brainer situation.  The wedit team was amazing!  I received all 5 flip cameras promptly before the wedding.  After the wedding all I had to do was throw them back in the box and stick on the prepaid mailing label.  Of course I lost the label and had to call for a new one but they just laughed and said it happened all the time.  Within minutes I had a new label in my email inbox!  

We went with the higher priced package so that we could get the 2 minute 'trailer'.  I will admit the primary reason we got the trailer is so I could post it here on the hive!  But it has been great to show people because who honestly wants to sit through someone else's 60 minute wedding video.  I haven't even watched my own 60 minute video yet because I have been too busy playing and replaying my trailer.  Oh and another example of the wedit team awesomeness is they made changes to the trailer after I told them there were certain sections I was not crazy about and our first dance was missing.  Amazing!  

Ok, my infomercial for wedit is over but to summarize... I love, love, love my video and if you are thinking about using them (or a similar service) DO IT!  

Anyone else shocked at how much they love their video after they thought they didn't need one?  Good experiences or bad experiences with these flipcam services?   

*for anyone not in the know; wedit is a service that sends you flip cameras for your guests to record/video and then you send them back and they edit it together

Soggy Sandwiches

It has taken me three posts and two weeks to finish telling you about our honeymoon.  As the cast of 16 & Pregnant should have said... 'it is time to wrap this up'.  (p.s. I am so excited for the new season.  It is where I get all of my future parenting tips). 

The Cucumber Sandwiches are going on a MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE!!  We will be embarking on a 13 day at sea adventure.  What really sold me on the cruise idea was getting to visit all these different countries without having to pack and unpack my bags!  Yes, I am lazy.  

Our first stop....
{Image via Traveldk}
Barcelona!  We fly into Barcelona and have about 24 hours to explore the city before we board the ship and depart for....
{Hotel France Travel}
Toulon, France! I have never heard of it but if it is good enough for Brangelina, it is good enough for me!  I am just hoping to get some macarons and then all will be right with the world. 
{Yahoo Travel}
Next we whisk off to Florence/Pisa, Italy.  My understanding is the port is in between the two cities so we have to pick which one we go to.  I have been to Florence so I am leaning towards Pisa (haha!) but I can be swayed either way. 
{Trevi Fountain by National Geographic}
Rome is next and there is just so much to see here that I don't know how we will ever decide.  The Vatican, The Spanish Steps, gelato, the fountains.  It is going to be a whirl wind.
{Friendly Planet Travel}
One of the big reasons we picked this particular cruise was because it traveled around the 'boot' of Italy and we got to see some ports in the eastern Mediterranean.  Our next port and the one I am most excited about is Mykonos, Greece.
{Blue Mosque via TripAdvisor}
Onward and upward to Istanbul, Turkey.  I am definitely going to have to do some research on this area because I have no idea where to even begin.
One last stop is Athens, Greece.  I think this is the port that the Mister is looking forward to the most. 

Then Mr. Cuke Sammie and I will be sad because our trip is coming to an end.  Our final stop and departure port is Venice.  We will board a plane from there back to the US.  Hopefully we will still be able to fit in our non-elastic waist pants when we return.

Any tips for cruise travel or the above listed ports?!?

Adventures in Mini-mooning

Before I talk about our upcoming honeymoon I wanted to mention the honeymoon we already had.  Mr. Cucumber Sammie and I decided to take a minimoon right after the wedding but we hadn't decided where.  Mr. CS really wanted to pick the place himself and have it be a surprise.  Well he decided, we went and now I will recap it for you in timeline form!

Monday Oct. 10th (day after the wedding)
11:00am: Take ferry from Cape May to undisclosed mini-moon vacation

3:30pm: Arrive at hotel.... Surprise!  It is the Chesapeake Bay Hyatt!

I Had the Time of My Life :  wedding cape may honeymoon Hotel H 
4:00pm: Check-In and head up to the room
4:27pm: Open Wedding Gifts
5:02pm: Cry Uncontrollable About My Parents Generous Gift
5:24pm: Order Room Service
6:58pm: Pass Out
Tuesday Oct. 11th
9:00am: Wake Up!

11:31am: Realize It Is Finally Time to Drag Myself From the Bed After Several Hours of Morning Shows

11:37am: Contemplate Showering; Decide Against It

11:40am: Walk Around the Hotel Grounds

12:33pm: Take a Nap

2:19pm: Drive Into 'Town' To Check Out Dinner Options

4:30pm: Order Room Service Again

8:58pm: Pass Out

Wednesday Oct. 12th
1:30AM: Awaken to Mr. CS Having Severe Stomach Pains

2:30AM: Drive Him To the ER

6:30AM: Finally Released from Hospital After Doctors Decide It Is Colitis

7:01am: Arrive Back at Hotel and Promptly Fall Asleep

10:35am: Pack Up and Check Out of Hotel Room To Go Home!

And there you have it!  Our mini-moon in a nutshell.  Mr. CS has recovered nicely after his little bout with colitis and I am so thankful that we were not in the jungles of Costa Rica (or any other foreign country) when this happened.  On the bright side it was very thrilling to say I was his wife and be able to sign all of his medical papers at the ER.
{The only picture I took on the mini-moon}
The mini-moon was just the right amount of time to recuperate after the wedding!  I am so glad we took those couple of days.  And now we have a full honeymoon to be able to plan without the added stress of the wedding.

Anyone else take a big gap between your wedding and honeymoon?  Other honeymoon disasters?


I'm Back!

Dear Ladies (and Dad),
How are you?  I am fine.  I have been very busy.  I have missed you.  Have you missed me?

Today I have been a married lady for exactly 4 months!  Where has the time gone? It has been so long since I posted.  I was so excited after the wedding to have my life back.  No more projects, no more phone calls to vendors and no more wedding obsession.  I was completely unprepared for going back to 'real life'.  I had put off doing so many things pre-wedding that it felt like it all came crashing down around me post-wedding.  My house looked like a ribbon/burlap bomb had gone off.  Laundry seemed like it hadn't been done in months.  My email inbox was in complete disarray.  I had a whole closet of chalkboard paint and card stock.  Don't even get me started on all the wedding stuff I brought back from Cape May!  And I had a huge pile wedding gifts that I had to find 'a home' for in the house somewhere.

Not to justify my behavior but another reason I was gone so long was that it is kind of hard to look back.  Don't get me wrong, I loved, loved, loved my wedding but now I am sad that it is over.  I guess I had a touch of the post wedding blues. 

 Having just now crawled out from under all the things I put off, I am ready to start posting again!  I can't wait to start my recaps and share all the wedding goodness with you.  We finally booked our honeymoon and I am so irrational excited.  Want a hint? 
{Image via Traveldk}
 Married bees; did you feel like everything you put off came back to bite you after the wedding?  Let's hear honeymoon destinations because now I have a one track mind!!

Mrs. Cucumber Sandwich