Bride Defends Attaching Newborn Baby to the Train of Her Wedding Dress

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After news broke that a Tennessee bride had altered her wedding dress to accommodate her infant child being dragged down the aisle behind her, Shona Carter-Brooks defended her sartorial choice, explaining that her "1 month old was awake and well secured on my train."


Carter-Brooks shot to fame because when she got married last month to Jonathon Brooks, she had her Vera Wang dress altered so her daughter Aubrey could be attached to it as she walked down the aisle. (It's unclear what happened to Aubrey once Carter-Brooks reached the altar.)

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In a statement on her Facebook page, Carter-Brooks wrote:

Ripley TN we den went exclusive, we made the radio The Official KBLX Fan Page today! 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! Sign off Mr & Mrs Brooks!!

When declining to comment to BuzzFeed, Carter-Brooks said in an email, "Understood everyone entitled to their own opinion so all I have to say is God bless you!" It's so comforting that even though sometimes it feels like life is pointless, we have people out there proving that it's worth it to keep going, if only to watch them live.

Images via Shona Carter-Brooks/Facebook


All Corgis All the Time

A number of people are asking for translations, so I shall do my best. My training: I grew up in a Pentecostal home and several families members to this day speak like this.

The people questing what we did in such negative ways are doing so because they are not christians. Christians are never negative and would never say anything negative. To the media and everyone who are gossiping about us, I'm not going to let your backbitting and hurtful comments attack me. I know our choice was right because we are Christians and we prayed about this. Jesus is a part of our lives and our choices, and we'd never make a choice that we felt would anger Him.

Also, for those needing details, the baby was secured to the train. As well, we relied on Jesus to protect our baby. I know that you have feelings about this, but we have Jesus which is all that matters. You can't hurt us.

We're pretty upset that our friends and neighbours were paid to gossip about us. Thank God we aren't celebrities.

Some of the nuance is lost in this translation, mostly considering the caste system of how she is better than everyone and how the rest of people are lower who need to look up to her. But meh. I haven't had lunch yet.