by Jenna Mullins | Mon., Jun. 2, 2014 10:59 AM
It's time for another installment of: What in the Hell Is This Human Thinking?
A Tennessee woman has lit the Internet on fire when photos of her walk down the aisle at her wedding started making the rounds. In an effort to make her newborn baby part of her wedding day, Shona Carter-Brooks tied her 1-month-old daughter, Aubrey, to the back of her dress and dragged her down the aisle. It is actually a little less brutal than it sounds, as you can see in the photo above, but still…why?!
We're all for including your children in your special day, and we're also all for doing whatever you want when it comes to your wedding, because it is your wedding. But this is obviously something that Shona and her husband, Johnathan, should have taken a second to think about before deciding that yeah, this would be special and not at all hazardous or upsetting for guest.
And the looks on the faces of their guests when they see a newborn baby trailing behind the bride kind of says it all.
After the media storm, Shona, who has another daughter, took to her Facebook to defend her decision to strap her baby to the back of her wedding dress, claiming that Aubrey was "awake and well secured" and that she was "covered by Christ."
Here is her full post about the negative reaction to her wedding day:
"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!!!! Who paid yall for yall comments, none so watch us as we do us! Too bless for mess!! Thank God we aint no celebrities oops got fans, guess we is!"
To each their own, we guess, but here are a couple other ways she could have incorporated her baby into her wedding day:
1. Carried her down the aisle
2. Pushed her in a stroller down the aisle
3. Held her during the ceremony
4. Have her husband hold the baby as they both walked down the aisle
5. Kept her in a rock 'n' play chair next to them during the ceremony
6. Walk down the aisle with the baby in a BabyBjorn
7. Literally anything else besides tying a 1-month-old to the back of a wedding dress and dragging her down the aisle
What do you guys think? Are people overreacting to the photo or is the backlash warranted?
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