According to tradition, a blushing bride needs "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."
One bride took "new" to a rather controversial extreme.
Shona Carter-Brooks was ecstatic to be marrying the love of her life, Johnathon Brooks. The two tied the knot in a Tennessee church back in May.
She even walked down the aisle in a gorgeous Vera Wang wedding dress.
For many brides-to-be, this would have been enough.
However, it seemed Carter-Brooks really wanted her newborn child, Aubrey, to be part of this special occasion.
Rather than carry the infant down the aisle in her arms, she took a far less conventional approach.
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMailUS) June 2, 2014
Carter-Brooks had little Aubrey sewn into her wedding dress. In images, you can clearly see the adorable little baby in the train.
This means the baby girl was quite literally dragged down the aisle.
Some guests were impressed by the gesture.
“Congrats on the beautiful wedding sweetie," wrote Val Bradford. "That was something new that I haven’t seen and [it] was too cute.”
Others were more than a little horrified at the sight.
With images of the wedding popping up all over the social media of people who were in attendance, it was really only a matter of time before the images went viral.
There is, not too surprisingly, quite a bit of of public outcry over the decision. What if the bride had tripped? What if the baby was somehow injured? It didn't strike certain observers as a safe or sensible way to help the infant feel "included" in the day's special events.
The indignant bride hit-back at critics.
Media...I see how it works regardless the situation or purpose people gone having something negative to say! [...] Our 1 month old was awake and well secured on my train.
Her defense doesn't make the decision seem any less tacky to some, however it seems the bride, groom, and baby are happy. Even if the internet remains doubtful of the logic behind her choice.
RATCHET UPDATE: Angry BRIDE fires back after DRAGGING BABY on wedding dress http://t.co/6LSOWbhUe3
— BlackMediaScoop (@BlackMediaSCOOP) June 2, 2014
Tennessee bride defends her decision to tow her baby down the aisle on her wedding dress train. Yes, there's a photo. http://t.co/rzJK4mnkDq
— People magazine (@peoplemag) June 2, 2014
Are people overreacting or was this a terrible idea? Share your thoughts below!
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