Bride Under Fire For Attaching Baby to Back of Wedding Dress

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JACKSON, Tenn. (WREG) – Shona Carter-Brooks, who lives in Jackson, is getting a lot of unwanted attention due to an unusual flourish on her wedding dress.

Guests at Shona’s wedding were surprised to see her 1-month-old daughter attached to the train of her dress.

In Facebook photos, the child can be see laying on her side on the train, near the very bottom of the middle edge.

Carter-Brooks said the baby was well-secured, and she and her fiancee wanted their daughter Aubrey to be part of the wedding, according to WREG.

While most of her guests seem to appreciate this, not everyone was so complimentary.

On her Facebook page Shona wrote, “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!!!!”


  • Jessica Parrish

    Oh thats a bunch of bull I understand she wanted the baby to be a part of it but on the train if she had put it on her back or front then thats one thing or put the baby in a decorative baby carriage but on your train and dragging the baby. Look Lady dont put Jesus in it because I happen to know him and he does not want any of HIS children abused and this borders child abuse “dragged down the aisle” No lady No and thats precisely what she is. His child he just loaned her to you. What did you do drag her around the dance floor as well I have seen alot of bull lately this takes the cake

    • Mark Cumber

      Funny, I used to drag my kids all over the house on a rug when they were babies. They loved it. If the baby wasn’t complaining, she probably enjoyed it. It isn’t what I’d do, but if the child wasn’t suffering or scared, what’s the harm?
      Honestly, some of you take yourselves too seriously… How about raise your own child how you want, rather than tell others what to do with theirs, especially if it isn’t harming or scaring the child?

  • jessica

    while this isnt somethin me myself would be confortable doing im sure she and her husband did everything possible to ensurw the baby was safe and im pretty sure it was just for the ceremony its not like she was pullin the baby on concrete……she was on a soft plush fluffy dress secured and her mommy was walking slow so the lil girl probably didnt even know she was moving…….ijs…..ppl so quick to call other ppl out…..sweep your porch first……CONGRATS ON THE WEDDING AND THE SWEET BABY GIRL!!!!!

  • Ronnie

    Let’s have a baby then get married and talk about Jesus being on our side the bible still calls it fornication its still sin. I hope they understand that getting married didn’t fix everything

    • tjones

      Really ppl get a life, she has done right by keeping God in the mist and God is a forgiving God so if they had a baby before they have done what’s right to fix any more sin, so for Ronnie how do u know that that sin was not forgiving ppl always looking down on others as if they do all by the book, if everyone didn’t what they feel they should by the Bible one would know that Thy should no judge go read that part

    • Wendy Powell

      “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God!” If you’ve committed ONE sin, you are as guilty as anyone else! Don’t judge someone just because they sin differently than you! The world doesn’t revolve around what YOUR convictions are or what YOU think! You probably pick and choose your sins as to which is the lesser but that isn’t right either! You ignore one, then you are guilty of turning your back on God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • SB

      It’s not ok to drag your one month old kid behind you. Your baby is not a toy. And why would she bring Jesus to a stupid and idiotic decision… It’s not about Jesus… it’s about common sense

    • Mark Cumber

      Are you suggesting they should have had an abortion? If the baby came to be, God had a reason for it. At least they still got married. And if you ask for forgiveness and get married, yes, everything is fixed. Jesus died so everything could be forgiven. So please, stop reading the wrong book. It’s called the New Testament, you know, the one where Jesus washed the feet of prostitutes and dined with lepers? The one who never judged others as you are now?
      Don’t be a big ol’ hypocrite, please.

      • SB

        Mark, you are a dumbass. We don’t need you to tell us about religion. We are not suggesting an abortion. We are suggesting a babysitter for the one month old baby. If you didn’t learn about common sense when at home from your parent, like hell your fabulous book is going to help.

  • Staci Darwin Gilbert

    I think that was pretty pathetic to say the least. I mean, come on. My eight year old was part of our wedding 10 years ago, she was the maid of honor. That is making them part of the wedding. Dragging your baby down the aisle on the back of your dress, is distasteful & disgusting in my book. I know babies don’t come with instructions, but I am sure it would say not to drag them on the back of your wedding dress!!!

    • Truth

      Staci Darwin Gilbert, babies might not come with instructions, but a math book does. How was your 8 year old daughter the maid of honor in your wedding 10 years ago?

  • james

    i think they did what they wanted to do as it should be its another one of those if you dont like it to bad things people need to keep their nose on there face and not in everyone elses buissness

  • kaddi

    I agree there could have been another way…but… no harm to baby… baby was included in ceremony… I wouldn’t have dragged baby on dress….but…..not my wedding!

  • Branko Pezdi

    Can’t all you fingerwaggers – lberals and biblethumpers alike – just SHUT THE H— UP AND GO AWAY ALREADY!!! MYOFB!!

  • Wendy Powell

    More than 50% of the people commenting on this probably aren’t even raising their own children or raised drug addicts yet they want to tell everyone else what to do and how to do it with theirs! And for those saying she doesn’t know Jesus because she got pregnant out of wedlock…don’t judge someone else because they sin differently than you!

  • Nuclear Mike

    Can we confirm that the groom is the Daddy of the baby, and if so, why would he allowed such a disgrace as this???

  • rdd

    To anyone who doesn’t like the way she added the baby into ceremony DON”T LOOK AT THE DAMN PICTURES AND DO NOT READ THE STORY No one is making you i get so tired of hearing people bitch about other people’s lives and what they do it’s apprent that they took every precaution to make sure the baby was safe And further more IT”S NONE OF YOU PEOPLE”S BUSINESS

  • a Nixon

    That makes a great picture . But to each there own . I personal would not have dragged my baby down the isle on the train of. my dress. too much of a risk of a head injury or a malfunction. I would have had a nice buggy or wagon. But everyone has there own choice to make and if God forbid something would have happened to there child they would have had to be the ones to live with what they did not us.

    • David

      “There” can be used as pronoun, adjective, or most commonly as an adverb, but never to show possession. Correct example – They’re draggin’ their baby over there.

  • Nuclear Mike

    Did anyone see the broom they just haved jumped, because then would be the time to be worried about the baby being injured???

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