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Jackson bride ties infant child to train of wedding dress

By Dan Lampariello
By dlampariello@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Jackson mother is getting national attention after she makes an extravagant walk down the aisle with her infant daughter.

Shona Carter-Brooks was married in May at Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tenn. As she walked down the aisle, her 1-month-old child was tied to the train of her dress.

The bride's wedding planner, Kaye Jordon, told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Carter-Brooks walked very slowly down the aisle and blocked off the pews so the infant would not be harmed.

"The baby's too small to be laying down like that," Lynda King, a resident of Ripley said. "What if it rolled off? She may have lost it and never looked back at it."

While most people have been critical of Carter-Brooks', some still seem to appreciate the unusual way she incorporated her daughter Aubrey into the wedding.

"I think it was adorable," Tammie Sander, a resident of Ripley said. "That way the baby was part of the whole wedding. I think it was adorable."

An excerpt from Carter-Brooks' Facebook page said in part: "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.

WBBJ reached out to Carter-Brooks and her husband, but they both declined to comment.