The woman assured that her infant was "awake and well-secured" and that she was "covered by Christ."
A Tennessee woman has defended her decision after being slammed for attaching her infant to the train of her wedding dress. The one-month-old was dragged along as she walked down the aisle. Shona Carter-Brooks and her husband Johnathan Brooks, who live in Jackson, just outside of Nashville have been criticized for the unorthodox move with some people online even saying she should be reported to child protection services, reports The Daily Mail. The baby girl, Aubrey, is said to have been born just one month before the ceremony. The wedding dress appears to have been altered to fit the infant. Carter-Brooks said the gown was from the self-titled label of celebrated designer Vera Wang, but the company denied that the wedding dress in question is from any of their collections.
The wedding gesture stirred up controversy and received backlash online. A Twitter user angrily wrote: how the f*ck you gonna tie your baby to your wedding dress and walk down the aisle with baby still tied to your wedding dress. Another pointed out: If she lived in Europe she would be investigated. Nothing motherly or romantic in what was done. If the baby hit a bench or seat? However, there were a few people that thought that critics were being too harsh. One person commented: The backlash for this is silly. "Child abuse"? That thing is basically a pillow. Real in those claws, extremists. A family friend who attended the wedding said the gesture made her emotional. Pamela Stone addressed the couple, saying: Shona and Johnathan Brooks your wedding was super perfect from the groom and his men and you and your diva's baby you rock the gown and the princess tagging behind you it brought tears to my eyes. Regardless of anybody else dream your's came true. I loved it and thank you for inviting me.
Why would u even put a baby on the back of ur wedding dress like seriously !! What is wrong with people , what kind of world do we live in— Sharon (@SharonNicholl2) January 4, 2020
Carter-Brooks, who has another daughter, responded to the controversy around her wedding. She wrote that people will always "have something negative to say" and that "we do what we want when we want long as Jesus on our side everything worked out fine." According to BuzzFeed News, she took to social media and wrote: People questioning what we do, commenting all negative, and just doing the most. We good though we covered by the Blood which never loose its power. So to the media, radio, news, and whomever else wanting to talk about what WE do here you go: Media Media I see how it works regardless the situation or purpose people gone have something negative to say! 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!!!!