A bride is getting slammed for dragging her baby down the aisle in her wedding dress after the newly married woman said she wanted her infant, Aubrey, to be with her during the wedding ceremony. A now viral (and often criticized) video of the 1-month-old daughter being carried along in the dress’ train this week has prompted the bride to take to Facebook to defend herself and her decision. UPI News shares the shocking photo and video this Monday, June 2, 2014, noting that the woman believed her daughter to be safe and “covered in Christ” for the special marriage celebration.
Talk about a runaway bride, in all senses of the word. This strange news incident occurred in Tennessee earlier this May, when Shona Carter-Brooks chose to drag her 1-month-old baby daughter along with her wedding gown at the ceremony. It seems that Carter-Brooks was hoping to show everyone in attendance — and now the world, as the viral video has already been watched thousands of times online and counting — that her daughter was an important part of the happy couple’s lives and the special occasion. Some have noted that even one of the men in attendance in the hit photo can be seen looking disbelievingly down at the site of the infant being tied to the train of the dress and pulled along for the ride.
WSPA News confirms that Carter-Brooks has announced to any critics that her daughter was very well-secured and fully “awake” throughout the proceedings, and that her baby being dragged along with her wedding dress posed no threat to the 1-month-old. Furthermore, she felt that her act to bring her child along in the flowing white gown during the marriage enabled her to be “covered in Christ” throughout the ceremony.
Some were nonetheless quite impressed with the unique gesture, adds the press release:
"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," a guest wrote on Facebook.
Despite the harsh criticism Carter-Brooks has since gotten for her unique way of walking down the aisle with Aubrey, she does not regret her decision. She wrote on Facebook in defense of the personal choice after the viral photo and hit video resulted in backlash from some:
"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," Carter-Brooks wrote on her Facebook page toward all those who slammed her. "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!!!!"