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Shona Carter-Brooks baby on wedding dress

Photo via Shonta Carter-Brooks’ Facebook page.

A Tennessee bride is catching heat after she posted photos of herself walking down the aisle in her wedding dress with her newborn baby fastened to its train, WREG 3 reports.

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During her wedding last weekend at Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tenn., Shona Carter-Brooks was dressed in a Vera Wang dress, according to a status on her Facebook page. Most people would have their eyes set on the bride and her dress under normal circumstances, but Carter-Brooks’ 1-month old baby, Aubrey, stole the show as she is seen attached to the train of the dress. The newlywed, of Jackson, has received an onslaught of negative reactions on Facebook over her decision.

Here is what some folks had to say at Foxy Hits 107.1/104.3 Today’s R&B and Classic Soul Facebook Page:
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However, just as many people took to Carter-Brooks’ Facebook page to offer support:

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And here is what Carter-Brooks had to say about the criticism in a post on her Facebook timeline:

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!!

Because Carter-Brooks has not spoken to the media, her motivations behind fastening her newborn to her wedding dress are unclear. Her husband, Johnathon Brooks, is a forklift operator at Berry Plastics, according to his Facebook page. Here is a photo of him and his new wife:

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Johnathan Brooks and Shona Carter-Brooks at their wedding via the Daily Mail/Facebook.

So, do you think the mother should be reported to Child Protective Services over her wedding dress decision, as some have recommended on social media? Let us know in the poll below.

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