A Tennessee bride has defended her curious decision to strap her newborn daughter into the train of her wedding dress as she walked down the aisle, saying the baby was ‘awake and well-secured’ and that she was ‘covered by Christ’.
Shona Carter-Brooks has been attacked online for the bizarre bridal party moment following her marriage to Johnathan Brooks in Ripley last month, with some commentators arguing she should be reported to child protection services.
The couple, who live in Jackson, just outside of Nashville, are believed to have only welcomed their little girl, Aubrey, one month before the ceremony.
The dress appears to have been altered to allow for the child.
Criticisms of the act ranged from ‘classless’ to ‘incredibly dangerous’, which many saying the child could have suffered carpet burn from being dragged along the floor of the Elam Baptist Church in Ripley.
‘I am sorry but if I would have saw that I would have gotten out of my seat and taken that baby. That is truly dumb,’ complained one person on the website Clutch.