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Angry bride sues wedding videographer

  • Monica Nikchemny claims that her wedding video was ‘cheesy’ and that the videographer at Visualaz used fake applause and bad sound effects
  • 26-year-old Monica Nikchemny married Felix Komrash, 33, in September 2012 and claims that even before she got her video, the videographer made inappropriate wedding video suggestions
  • She was pregnant when she got the video a year later and her anxiety caused her to have medical complications
  • She is suing Visualaz for the price she paid for the video plus damages

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Alexandra Klausner


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04:47 GMT, 12 February 2014


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One bride thinks her wedding video is literally the ‘worst thing in the world’ and she’s suing her videographer for $122,000 in damages for making her wedding seem like ‘an episode of Seinfeld.’

26-year-old Monica Nikchemny married Felix Komrash, 33, in September 2012.

One year later when the family received the wedding video, Monica was brought to tears and ‘almost had a nervous breakdown.’

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The 'horrible' video montage started with a photograph of the bride's parents

The ‘horrible’ video montage started with a photograph of the bride’s parents

We see the bride sending texts from the bridal suite to her soon to be husband

We see the bride sending texts from the bridal suite to her soon to be husband

The video shows the behind the scenes of Monica getting ready for her big day

The video shows the behind the scenes of Monica getting ready for her big day

Monica and her father are suing the wedding video company Visualaz who Monica claims ruined her special day by adding in sound effects and fake applause.

‘When I watched my wedding video it really sounded like I was watching an episode of ‘Seinfeld,’ she said. ‘It really was ridiculous.’

Now Monica is taking the Brooklyn based company Visualaz to court, reports mamamia.com.

Visualaz is run by Igor Boshoer and his wife Valerie. Igor boasts Hollywood credits for visual effects for films such as ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’

The New York Daily News reported that the trouble with the company Visualaz started before they even received the video.

When the couple asked for a short ‘love story clip’ to be played during the ceremony, the filmmakers suggested that Komrash should be dressed as a transvestite in a dress who falls in love with his future wife, says court papers filed Wednesday in the Brooklyn Supreme Court.

She puts on a dress made by her very own company, 'Monica's Bridal'

She puts on a dress made by her very own company, ‘Monica’s Bridal’

The groom, Felix Komrash, also prepares to walk down the aisle

The groom, Felix Komrash, also prepares to walk down the aisle

Monica puts on her veil just before she is about to get married

Monica puts on her veil just before she is about to get married

Nikchemny said that the suggestion was ‘very inappropriate and disrespectful’ and a ‘complete joke.’

Nikhemny also claims that the video company only showed up with a small piece of the equipment they promised in their $13,000 contract.

When the bride did receive the video she said it lacked a ‘beginning middle and an end.’ 

‘They acted in such a way that was so extreme and outrageous,’ said the family’s lawyer, Mikhail Usher.

‘We’re asking for damages above and beyond the contract.’

Nikchemny owns a third generation bridal store in Sheepshead Bay called ‘Monica’s Bridal’ and says it was important to her that her wedding was perfect and top-notch.

Nikchemny got the video when she was pregnant an says that the stress caused by the video led to ‘medical complications.’

‘How can I show my son this video?’ she asked.

‘These memories, I’ll never be able to get back again.’

She
was given the raw footage but claims that the sound was bad and the video was
missing important parts of her ceremony such as the cocktail hour,
desert table, and the signing of the Jewish wedding agreement.

The company was surprised to hear that the couple didn’t like their video and even got a positive response from fans on facebook who applauded the video work.

The videographer did not make any further comments.

Comments from the videographer's facebook indicates friends of the filmmaker loved the video

Comments from the videographer’s facebook indicates friends of the filmmaker loved the video

Monica's mother lights up with joy

Monica’s mother lights up with joy

The couple looks as though they are having a fabulous time at the wedding

The couple looks as though they are having a fabulous time at the wedding

Monica dances with her father on her big day

Monica dances with her father on her big day

The groom is also captured with his own father during the ceremony

The groom is also captured with his own father during the ceremony

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