Let’s Do It Again

Published December 5, 2011

Six years after the wedding, three years after the couple separated, and a year after their divorce became final, the groom is suing the wedding photography studio for breach of contract.

The groom complains the photographers missed the last dance and the bouquet toss, the photo quality was unacceptable, and only two hours of the six-hour wedding were videotaped.

The suit itself is not necessarily uncommon, but the remedy is: The groom not only wants his money back, $4,100; he also wants photography firm to pay $48,000 to recreate the entire wedding and take new pictures and videos of the whole event, including the missing parts. One problem with this remedy, among others, is no one can find the ex-bride. She may have returned to her native Latvia.

“It was unfortunate in its circumstances,” the groom said, “but we are very much happy with the wedding event and we would like to have it documented for eternity, for us and our families.”

The studio owners called the suit “an abuse of the legal system.”

Source: Joseph Berger, “Years Later, Lawsuit Seeks to Recreate a Wedding,” New York Times, November 2, 2011, via loweringthebar.net