When we saw Dalton Mort's wedding photographs, shot by talented photographer Laura Schaefer, we were blown away by the elegance of her style and the effortless way she had included her daughter in her wedding day. Here's why we think it's great to use a baby carrier on your wedding day.
1: Include your little one in your special day
You are celebrating your love as partners, but also your love for the family you have made together. Having your little one with you as you stand in front of friends and family on your wedding day will make your experience even more special.
Couples with older children often include them in the ceremony as page boys, flower girls or ring bearers, but if your little one is too small to take an active role, then carrying them with you is a wonderful way for your child be a part of your wedding.
2: Create special family memories
As we saw with beautiful bride Dalton Mort's wedding images, carrying your little one through your wedding will create lasting and powerful memories for you and your family. Looking back through photo albums that include all the special people in your life will bring you so much joy.
When your child is older they will love to see that they were a part of your wedding day. Though they may not remember the day itself, their memories of looking through your wedding pictures with you, and hearing how important it was for them to be there, will last a lifetime.
3: Embrace your colour scheme
You've spent time choosing the perfect dress, and the perfect colour scheme for your wedding – why not bring your carefully considered choices together with a colourful sling to make your special day even more joyful.
4: Show your unique style
Your style is an important part of your wedding – it's a part of your colour scheme, your decor and your wedding party's outfits. Including your little one in your wedding ceremony is easy with baby carriers and this is another opportunity to share your style with your guests.
Your style will shine in your choice of sling – whether this is a colour that you love or a pattern which is meaningful to you – but also in your choice of carry. A simple Ruck carry, as seen on Dalton, will complement your dress wonderfully, or if you have chosen something more simple to wear then a Freshwater finish might add that little extra something to your outfit.
5: Keep active kids engaged
By carrying your baby or toddler during your wedding ceremony you will keep them close and content throughout the service, avoiding potential tantrums or the temptation to explore the venue! Minimising any disruption to your little one's routine during your wedding will keep them calm and happy and will allow you to enjoy the day even more as a result. With a baby sling your little one will be able to take a nap as they are held close, this will do away with the potential for any fuss or upset.
Ring slings are a great choice for active toddlers. Elegant and simple to put on, they allow for quick ups and downs – ring slings are perfect in case your child would prefer to have a cuddle with a relative during the ceremony too.