Video Company Denies Refund to Man Whose Bride Died Before Wedding

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May 28, 2020US News
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Video Company Denies Refund to Man Whose Bride Died Before Wedding
A bride holds a bouquet of white silk flowers in a file photo. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

A Colorado man whose fiance died in a car crash was denied a refund from a videography company he had hired for his wedding.

Justin Montney, of Colorado Springs, lost his future bride-to-be, 22-year-old Alexis Wyatt, in a car accident on Feb. 4, according to the New York Post, just months before their May 23 wedding.

The couple signed a contract with Copper Stallion Media, the photography company, on Nov. 19, 2019, according to Fox 6 Now. But because the company never rendered any actual service for the couple, Montney emailed them on Feb. 17 for a refund.

Montney told KRDO that the wedding photography company denied the request and instead told him they could transfer the funds to his next wedding.

“They said they’d extend my services to my next wedding, which was a very insensitive thing to tell me. They should have been able to [refund it] because they didn’t render any services,” Montney told the station.

Copper Stallion Media also wrote that because the couple had signed a legally binding contract with the wedding photography company, all deposits were non-refundable.

“We replied and expressed our sympathies and explained to him that all of our wedding contracts are non-refundable. [Montney] kept on emailing us trying to get a refund and we kept reiterating that the contract is non-refundable. We eventually stopped responding since the issue was moot,” Copper Stallion Media said.

Furthermore, the company mocked Montney on Facebook. On May 23, the day of the wedding, Copper Stallion Media posted a picture of the Montney and Wyatt with the caption: “Today would have been the day where we would have filmed Justin and Alexis’ wedding. After what Justin pulled with the media stung to try and shake us down for a refund we hope you sob and cry for what would have been your wedding day. Sorry, not sorry.”

Following a local station reported on the story, people took to social media to leave negative reviews for the wedding photography company, according to Fox 6 News.

In response, the company bought a domain in Montney’s name—JustinMontneyWedding.com—which is registered for two years, according to the company. On the website, which includes a photo of the widowed man, the company writes, “He admits the contract was nonrefundable but says we should give the money back due to the circumstance. Life is a [expletive], Justin.”

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