Normally this type of bafoonery, ahem…news item would be reserved for Bridal News You Can Use but this story is getting so much buzz on and off the World Wide Web that it couldn’t wait. The short version: Newlywed Shona Carter-Brooks of Jackson, Tennessee, wed Johnathan Brooks at the Elam Baptist Church in Ripley, Tennessee last weekend. Shona walked down the aisle with the couple’s one month-old daughter dragging behind her.
There are no official reports of the infant being injured. Amid a furry of criticism, Shonda responded on her Facebook page with these remarks:
“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.” She continued, “Most important while y’all got ya feelings in us we had our hearts in Christ which covers all!! So keep ya mouths running for it was just that.”
She later joked she was glad she and her husband were not celebrities and then wrote “oops got fans, guess we is!”
Folks, I couldn’t make this up if I tried. The most talented authors, storytellers and screenwriters in the world could not dream this up!
Triple B is a huge proponent of couples staying true to themselves on their wedding day even if it means ditching tradition. However, this is just perplexing and borders on putting a child’s life in serious danger.
What were/are your initial thoughts on this story? Are couples trying “too hard” to be different when planning their weddings? Sound off in the comments.