Parents Come Under Fire For Tying One-Month-Old Baby To The Back Of Bride’s Train

A Tennessee couple has been thrust into the spotlight after pictures from their May wedding showed their newborn attached to the train of the bride’s dress as she walked down the aisle.

Shona Carter-Brooks infant tied to wedding dress

Shona Carter-Brooks was likely looking for a unique way to include her baby girl Aubrey in her wedding, but instead drew criticism from onlookers who wondered why the tiny baby was being dragged along the floor like a stuffed animal.

Shona Carter-Brooks infant tied to wedding dress

After the image hit the internet Shona took her Facebook page to defend her choices saying,

“The answer is we do what we want when we want long as Jesus on our side everything worked out fine and gone continue to be fine. Our 1 month old was awake and well secured on my train. Most important while yall got ya feelings in us we had our hearts in Christ which covers all!! So keep ya mouths running for it was just that Exclusive and Epic enough we made top blog way from small town Ripley, TN and the social media doing what they do, TALK!!!!”

What she forgets is how fragile a newborn is.  There is a reason why their head should be cradled, and supported at all times.  This stunt was just irresponsible.  If they wanted the baby to be part of the ceremony someone should have followed behind the bride carrying the infant so that she could truly be with her parents when they were married.


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Lisa Arneill

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  • One can only wonder if the bride has any real common sense (or real concern for the child’s well being) and how or why she came to determine that one month old babies are somehow able to fend for themselves off the back of a bride’s moving gown never mind the fact that the bride had no qualms about using her child as if they were an accessory piece for the sake of a ‘memorable photo opportunity….?’

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