A Tennessee bride gave a whole new meaning to wearing something new, as she walked down the aisle with her one-month-old daughter strapped to the train of her dress. The infant literally dragged as the now Shona Carter-Brooks walked toward her groom. Photo from Facebook
The couple is under public scrutiny for the controversial and potentially dangerous decision. Carter-Brooks defended her parenting abilities and said, "The answer is we do what we want when we want as 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."
Her White by Vera Wing gown was altered and fitted for a gadget that would keep the newborn attached to the dress, so clearly the decision was premeditated. One guest seemed to find no problem in the bride's choice of accessory, as the bride's friends took to Facebook to express how much she enjoyed the ceremony. Despite their support, the photograph clearly shows guests' shock to see the baby trailing behind her mother.
While it's thoughtful to include children in the union of their father and mother, dragging a baby across the floor is sure to raise some eyebrows, particularly that of the Child Protective Services, who are investigating the parenting issue.