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June 2, 2014



A Tennessee bride has come under fire for walking down the aisle with her one-month-old baby tied to the train of her wedding gown. The bride has insisted that the baby was “awake and well-secured” and “covered by Jesus.” She also claims that her gown was designed by Vera Wang, but the Vera Wang folks immediately denied any connection to the dress.

While couples can get married in any manner they see fit, here are my questions: doesn’t this look as if the baby is trying to desperately drag her Mom away from the altar? Couldn’t Vera Wang have designed a suitably elegant Snugli? Did the baby remain in place during the reception? As the happy couple left for the airport, was the baby tied to the roof of the car?

While John and I were in North Carolina, we attended a more traditional wedding, where a terrific young couple were married in a church and held their reception at a completely charming, rambling inn along a river. The cake was delicious, and as a surprise for their guests, the couple also provided an ice cream truck. There was also a basket of flip-flops, so the female guests could change from their high heels into something more comfortable. The bride and her Mom both looked gorgeous, without anything tied to them.

One last question: with the Tennessee couple, did the bride toss the baby to her guests, instead of the bouquet? Would whoever caught the baby be the next woman to give birth a month before her wedding?