"I breastfed my baby while I said my vows"
Mum feeds her baby son in the middle of her wedding
By Practical Parenting team
October 12 2018
When Camille Adair walked down the aisle to wed her partner she wanted their baby, Milo, to be part of the ceremony too. So she decided to carry him in lieu of a bunch of flowers.
“My bouquet was my baby,” she told wedding site Offbeat Bride. “I not only couldn’t afford a bouquet, but my baby hadn’t slept. He was exhausted, mad, and by the time I got up there, HUNGRY.
“So … I nursed my baby at the altar. I could feel the warmth, and the love, and the approval, and the respect from everyone in every direction.”
When questioned about her reasons for carrying her child on her wedding day, Camille says it’s because she wanted him to part of the wedding.
“Before I’m a wife, before Dallas is a husband, and without one another, we are Milo’s mom and dad,” she explained.
“And so we held our baby, did our handfasting with him in our arms, and said our vows with him on my boob. He is embedded in our forever. He was our initial contract. That’s why we held our baby.”
Camille’s non-traditional wedding cost just $1000. Her beautiful flower crown was made by her best friend, she made her own invitations and the couple made their own homebrew to share with loved ones.
For the reception meal, the couple had a potluck. “My manager suggested a potluck, she said everyone would be honored and that I should try it,” Camille said.
“My first thought was everyone would think we were tacky… and POOR, but we really didn’t care.
“I had the wedding of my dreams with or without anyone’s permission and that is what mattered to both me and my husband."