You can do it all - but you should also do nothing.

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You can do it all! Go after your dreams. Make goals, set a plan, accomplish goals. Write a to do list and get things done. There’s only 24 hours each day, live each moment, work each moment, love each moment. Pick up your phone to market, make some deals.

but wait…

You need to rest! Stop all your trying and striving and take some time. You do you, boo. Binge netflix, eat ice cream and oreos, just sit. Get off your phone and give your mindless scrolling a break.



Any of this sound familiar? Honestly, it is exhausting just listing all of that out. We hear one of these rants every day; sometimes both. I am not saying either of these are wrong. I am not saying that I know the answer.

What I am saying is that I am with you. We are all wanting to do our best every day, make more money, be happy, honor Jesus in what we do, be an awesome wife, mom, sister, friend. But we also want to rest our minds, take some time away from the noise.

So why not do both?


There are countless verses on persevering, “not becoming weary in doing good for in time we will reap a harvest”, “we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength” ; as well as countless verses on resting, “being still”, “come to Jesus all you who are weary and burdened and He will give you rest”.

I just felt a nudge while I was reading today and this came to my mind to share it. I guess this is just a white flag for everyone who needs it. Throw up your flag because you have been working too much and taking no time for your family, yourself, or Jesus. Your chance to show your white flag of giving yourself too much rest in a season where you might need to do more in order to rest later.

I don’t know what this might mean for you but I do know that Jesus says “whatever we do, whether in word or deed, do it all for His glory”. So work hard and rest, yes you can do both!! Whatever you are doing, it is what you need for the health of your relationships with Jesus and people, for your family, or for you to keep going so let’s stop comparing and criticizing.

We are all on this journey together so let’s encourage each other toward our goals, spur each other on, and enjoy rest with each other when that time comes too.


Find your freedom, whether it’s in accomplishing tasks or taking a little break. Just remember in your freedom Who you are doing it for.

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The Big Fake Wedding - Charleston

THE BIG FAKE WEDDING

Charleston, SC | April 2019

What is the Big Fake Wedding? Find out more about it here. But long story short, it is a ‘bridal show alternative’ where you (as a bride) are able to attend and see all of the vendors in your area in action on a real wedding day.

I knew that I would be able to have great photos to use and add to my portfolio, I knew I could meet potential brides, but what I didn’t know is that I would make the best of friends in the other two photographers! We worked so well together, had a blast, and now have each other in different parts of the state to count on and talk to.

I was able to meet and work with so many incredible vendors, you will see their amazing work below. The couple who renewed their vows could not have been sweeter (and hey, we had so many mutual friends too!). This is an experience I will never forget.

For people wondering why I went to Charleston for this event - 1. I was supposed to go to the Greenville on but I had a baby and they happened at just about the same time! 2. I would love to continue to expand my reach to all of South Carolina and beyond even so this was a great first step.

Enjoy all the prettiness below and just know my jaw was on the floor all day. Sidenote - I want the Bubbly Bus at all the things!!


To see Junebug Weddings feature click here.

Wedding Vendors

Saltwater Cycle

Bella Bridesmaids

Charleston Candle Co.

Thurston Southern Catering

The Bubbly Bus

Direct My Day

Dessert Designs by Gisela

OtherBrother Entertainment

A Tailor Made Event

Creech's Florist

Alexandra Madison Weddings

Wedding Flowers for Rent

Charleston Balloon Company

Sea Island Event Co.

Kinz & Co

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/ Downtown

Atwater Graphics Studio

Tidal Jewelry

Fallon Peper

Malvi: Marshmallow Confections

Hitched

Pretty Little Pie Company

Annie Laura Photo

Katherine Beasley Photography

Memory Booth LLC

King of Pops Greenville

Bloom Bak

Crisp Event Rentals

Pretty Written Things

Travel Leaders of Charleston

563 King

Sweet Rhi

Southern Protocol Bridal