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Disappointed groom wants ‘I do’ do-over

We’ve heard of couples renewing their vows, but this proposal takes the wedding cake.

According to today’s New York Times, Todd J. Remis wants to recreate his 2003 wedding to Milena Grzibovska because the photographer, H & H Studio, failed to capture the “last dance and the bouquet toss.”

Remis has sued the photographer for the $4,100 cost of the photography and for $48,000 to replicate the wedding, to include flying the principals to New York to allow a different photographer to shoot the proceedings.

Remis said during a deposition that he has been unemployed since 2008. His financial status isn’t the biggest obstacle to restaging his nuptials.

He and his bride divorced last year and she may have returned to her native Latvia. Remis says he filed his suit in 2009, before the statute of limitations expired and before the divorce became final.

A trial court has allowed Remis’ contract claim to proceed, with the next court hearing set for Nov. 10. The result may afford Justice Doris Ling-Cohan of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan another chance to wax poetic. An earlier opinion recited the “misty watercolor memories” lyric from “The Way We Were.”
By Deborah Elkins

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