A Colorado wedding videography company mocked the fiance of a dead bride-to-be on the planned day of their wedding following a dispute over a $1,800 refund.
Justin Montney told KRDO-TV that his fiance, Alexis Wyatt, was tragically killed in a car crash in February just outside of Colorado Springs.
Prior to the tragedy, Montney had hired Copper Stallion Media, based in Dallas, Texas, to capture video and photographs of their happy day.
Montney attempted to get a refund on his deposit; however, the company refused, saying its wedding contracts are nonrefundable.
Montney told KRDO-TV that he felt Copper Stallion Media should have made an exception to their policy due to the unfortunate circumstances.
Word quickly spread of Montney’s dispute with the company, prompting dozens of negative reviews on Copper Stallion Media’s social media pages, as well as its page on TheKnot.com.
Copper Stallion Media responded by creating JustinMontneyWedding.com in an attempt to “build our case against Justin Montney” and refute his claims, noting that he had signed a “legally binding contract” on Nov. 29, 2019.
According to Fox 10 in Phoenix, Wyatt was killed on Feb. 4, and the company said Montney reached out by email regarding a refund on Feb. 17.
“We replied and expressed our sympathy and explained to him that all of our wedding contracts are non-refundable,” the company claimed on the site “He kept 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.”
From Fox 10 in Phoenix:
Copper Stallion Media claimed Montney emailed them again in May asking for a refund and saying “that a presence will be taking place on social media.” Montney then contacted “the failing news station KRDO” to tell his side of the story, the company wrote on the website it created.
“In the news story he admits that the contract was non-refundable but says we should give the money back due to the circumstance. Life is a b****, Justin,” the website reads.
Adding to the vindictive nature of the dispute, Copper Stallion Media reportedly posted a photo of the couple to its Facebook page on May 23, which would have been their wedding day.
“Today would have been the day where we would have filmed Justin and Alexis’ wedding. After what Justin pulled with the media stunt to try and shake us down for a refund we hope you sob and cry all day for what would have been your wedding day,” the company wrote.
The Chicks on the Right and Producer Rob discussed the horrific story on today’s edition of Speedround.