A Tennessee couple is taking heat on the Internet because they tied their one-month-old infant to a wedding dress so she could better participate in their holy union. Since images from the ceremony went viral (see above), Shona Carter-Brooks and Johnathan Brooks have defended their decision, posting the following justification on social media:

“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!!!!”

First of all, let me say that I totally get the sentiment here. It's actually very nice that the Brooks family wanted their baby to be a part of the wedding. That said, it is possible there was a happy medium that would have pleased Jesus and not involved dragging a tiny human being on the floor. Perhaps a customized Babybjörn of some sort? Just a thought. 

[via Gawker and News Channel 3]

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