Wedding dress nightmare

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Six months after Samantha Shea's wedding day fiasco on June 8, Nassau District Court Judge Gary Knoble ordered the woman who sewed in the ill-fated zipper to pay Shea $1,499 for the broken zipper.

Bride Samantha Shea wears the white beaded wedding
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Bride Samantha Shea wears the white beaded wedding gown that was the source of so much chaos at her June 8, 2012, when the zipper broke just hours before the ceremony. (Dec. 3, 2012)

The back of Samantha Shea's wedding dress, where
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The back of Samantha Shea's wedding dress, where a broken zipper had torn open, separating the dress from the top to just below the waistline. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Christopher Falcone and Samantha Shea were married on
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Christopher Falcone and Samantha Shea were married on June 8, 2012 - but the broken zipper on her wedding gown nearly cost the day's happiness. A judge in Shea's small-claims case awarded her $1,499, for the cost of the dress, alterations and emergency repairs. (Dec. 3, 2012) )

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Hotel staffers join bridesmaids in helping restore the
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Hotel staffers join bridesmaids in helping restore the zipper on Samantha Shea's wedding gown just hours before her ceremony in Manhattan on June 8, 2012. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Christopher Falcone and Samantha Shea were married on
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Christopher Falcone and Samantha Shea were married on June 8, 2012 - but not before a broken zipper on Shea's white beaded wedding gown threatened to dismantle the day. (Dec. 3, 2012)

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