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A Starbucks Giveaway | Personal Post | It’s Wedding Week!

August 18, 2014

Hello, hello! Happy Monday + welcome to the blog this morning … Monday morning of the week we GET MARRIED! We cannot believe how fast the days have gone by + that we are actually, finally here : )

We are going to be pretty–okay, very–absent from the blog + all other forms of social media for the next two weeks as we prepare for + then bask in being newlyweds : ) We are hoping for this to be a sweet time of rest + rejuvenation for us in the middle of what has been a wonderful + crazy busy season. We are also challenging ourselves to take a step away from the business for these two weeks + a step towards our families + friends who have done so much for us leading up to this point! We want to be present with them as they all come to gather + help us celebrate this most JOYOUS, incredible, God-given season of our lives 🙂

So, what does this all have to do with Starbucks + a giveaway, right?! Well, you may or may not know this about us, but both Caleb + I are coffee lovers. Not coffee “extraordinaires” or coffee “snobs”, we just really, really like coffee : ) These past several weeks leading up to this break have been FILLED with (probably) hundreds of cups of coffee as well as a few Starbucks runs here + there (we have to treat ourselves once in awhile!!)–so what better way to celebrate the beginning of this week than by giving away a Starbucks gift card!! It’s only fitting ; )

How to enter: Simply leave us a comment on this blog post TODAY… that’s it! Say “hi”, tell us why you love coffee, tell us how cute Vivian is … anything, really ; )!! We will announce the winner on our Facebook page on Friday, September 5th, so if you’re entering, keep your eyes peeled that day!!

And with that–we’re out!! Thank you for all the love + encouragement YOU have given us as well in this time leading up to our big, amazing, wonderful day : ) We are so grateful to have the best clients, friends, + followers : ) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox!! -M


  1. Heather Bloch

    August 18th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I’m so excited for you to get married this weekend!!!! Enjoy every minute of it 🙂

  2. Emily

    August 18th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Happy wedding week! Relax, drink some more coffee and enjoy every minute of your special ‘week’

  3. Terri

    August 18th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Caleb and Maison, may you be blessed as you become man and wife. As a fellow coffee addict, I understand your love for the liquid gold. Best wishes on your new life together!

  4. Nicola Porto

    August 18th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I’m commenting for two reasons. One, because I would also describe my love for coffee as you did, not a snob, but a big and dependent fan. Two, I am so so excited for you two to wed. I’ve seen you work together, grow and watch the Lord begin to take you on an incredible adventure. He will use you in huge ways for His glory. Praying for your week. Would you be fully present and yet also so near to Jesus. Much love! Mrs. Porto 🙂

  5. Inez Trantow

    August 18th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Wishing you many years of laughter and love together. Enjoy every minute of your wedding week. You will be a most beautiful bride Maison– hope your day is everything you’ve dreamed about.

  6. Tina Groeschel

    August 18th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Congratulations on getting married! I wish you two many years together! Hope your wedding is everything you dreamed of. (:

  7. Kari Leonard

    August 18th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Enjoy EVERY moment of the journey! God’s richest blessings on you as you continue to seek Him! It’s so fun to watch former students grow up! Congrats!

  8. Megan Kraft

    August 18th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding, Maison! I saw you were in Door County this past weekend, which is a super small world because so was I 🙂

    I hope you had a wonderful couple weeks with your family and friends. Love your posts and photos 🙂

  9. Niccole Khail

    August 18th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I’m so excited for the two of you : ) I’ll save some of the gushiness for the weekend, but I am thrilled for you. The light at the end of the tunnel is steadily getting bigger and bigger, and in one SHORT week, you two will be flooded with the light on the other side. This beautiful, challenging, stressful, strange season of engagement, the already-but-not-yet feeling that you experience daily, will be coming to a close and you will get to experience the BEAUTIFUL promise and gift of marriage! And may it only remind us of and point to the other already-but-not-yet relationship we have with God!

    I cannot wait to celebrate this with the two of you. We are praying for you, we are praying for the weather ;), and we anxiously await celebrating with you as the light finally floods around you!

  10. Ashley Baeseman

    August 18th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    It take more then two weeks to recopperate. It takes at least two weeks to put your wedding gifts away and then another week to remember where you put them. Congrates to the both of you.

  11. Chris Womeldorf

    August 18th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    You did such a wonderful job on Hannahs’ senior pictures – thank you so much! Many blessings on you and Caleb as you embark together on this new adventure!

  12. Jill Cooper

    August 18th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Enjoy this week – and your wedding day(s), it’s truly the best days ever!

    P.S. Vivian really is adorable!

  13. Gina Grenfell

    August 19th, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Congratulations to the two of you! Remember to take a step back and take it all in- the day goes by so fast! I cannot wait to see photos! Charlotte will be sad Caleb is officially off the market. 😉

  14. alaine

    August 28th, 2014 at 2:00 am

    congrats on your recent marriage:) I love pumpkin spice lattes.
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

  15. Kelsey Dina

    August 28th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats! Hope you had a wonderful day! 🙂

  16. Maison Engel

    September 5th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Kelsey!!

    CONGRATS! You are the winner of the giveaway!! Send me an email (maisonmeredithphotography@gmail.com) so we can connect + I can get you your gift card!!

    YAY! Thanks, girl!

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