Couple files federal lawsuit after their embarrassing wedding video goes viral

Hilarious Wedding Day Bloopers: Part 2

A San Francisco couple is so upset over their wedding video that they're suing the Chicago-based company that shot it. The footage in question, the bride — who's identified in court documents as Jane Doe — told NBC, involves the moment her husband knelt down to remove the garter from her leg.

"It got a little messy and he fell down a few times," she said, adding that the moment left her in tears, but that she recovered. The couple figured the awkward moment would be edited out and never seen again — until it showed up on YouTube.

According to the suit, the Huffington Post, E! Online, Cosmopolitan, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and other sites hosted the video, which was watched by "millions of internet users." The views and comments left the bride "shocked, mortified, anguished, humiliated, and shamed."

George Street Photo and Video, the company the couple hired to shoot the video, released a statement saying, "In our 12-year history of capturing, editing, and delivering thousands of wedding photos and videos, we have never experienced anything like this. We are very disappointed and upset by this situation, and we have spent considerable time removing our video from the internet." The company added that it hired an independent contractor to shoot the Doe wedding.

Thanks to copyright law, George Street owns the video and can do what it pleases with the footage. But Jane Doe's suit argues that publishing it online was an "intentional infliction of emotional distress" and that the company should pay her damages. Marriages come and go, after all, but viral videos are forever.

RELATED: Check out these 10 perfect hairstyles for summer weddings:

10 perfect hairstyles for summer weddings
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10 perfect hairstyles for summer weddings

1. Boho Braided Bob

It’s the unraveling, loose-ended plait and tousled tendrils that give this short hairstyle some serious aisle cred.

To make sure the braid stays put sans hair tie, spritz the ends with strong-hold hairspray, and back-comb slightly. Next, lock in the look with another shot of spray, this time all over.

2. Floral Crown With Low Pony

A softly side-swept ponytail is an ideal “updo” for the minimalist bride.

For a polished finish, wrap your hair tie with a few strands of loose hair and leave a few wispy tendrils free. Then work shine serum through your ’tail and add a halo of crisp white blooms up top for a wedding hairstyle that's equal parts elegant and effortless.

3. Fishtail-Braided Chignon

This modern, intricately braided updo -- it’s the varied size and tightness of each braid that makes it so unique -- is offset by its classic chignon styling.

To get the look, prep your hair before braiding with curl-enhancing mousse that will give your strands the right grip and volume to create this woven style. 

4. Tousled Bun

There’s something oh-so-alluring about this upswept style. The secret to keeping tousled tendrils from looking unkempt is curling each one before tying them all into a topknot.

5. Double-Braided Halo

An all-up hairdo is great for girls with ultra-thick strands. Prep your hair with a frizz-fighting shampoo, and spritz your finished braid with shine spray to banish flyaways. Then add a wreath of baby's breath to give your milkmaid braid a more ethereal energy.

6. Pinned Half-Up Hairstyle

For a sexy, blown-back look, use bobby pins to discreetly pull your hair back for a tucked-behind-the-ears down-do.

7. Braided Headband

An intricately plaited hair wrap is an easy way to inject drama into an otherwise ordinary down-do.

8. Side-Swept Braid

Thanks to its ultra-long length, this plait, unlike most traditional French braids, gives off an unexpected romantic vibe.

Check out this celebrity hairstylist trick for making the end of your braid look perfect!

9. Undone Twist

Her wedding day is just about the only time a girl can get away with wearing a tiara. A delicate crystal crown will look regal but not stuffy when paired with a tousled, undone bun.

10. Sleek Updo

Ultra-short hair can be aisle-worthy, too! Simply sweep pixie-length locks to the side, set with hairspray, and spritz with smoothing serum for a chic faux updo. 

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