Couple: Waldorf Astoria wedding ruined, wants refund
New York — The couple whose wedding at Manhattan’s famous Waldorf Astoria hotel was cut short when a guest’s gun accidentally went off wants their money back.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer representing bride Anna Goldshmidt and her husband Elan Stratiyevsky, says they intend to sue or negotiate with the hotel for the costs of the wedding.
The couple also is considering a lawsuit against Vladimir Gotlibovsky, a guest at their wedding who accidentally fired his gun, grazing a woman in the head.
Charges against him have been deferred.
Brafman didn’t say how much the wedding cost.
A Waldorf Astoria New York representative says the reception was canceled due to safety concerns. The hotel says it made the decision on the “paramount concerns of the safety and security” of the guests and employees.