The video footage on YouTube contains images of two of the royal weddings that crashed in the final video, including couple number 5 (Martin and Sharis) and number 7 (Ryan and Melanie). The photograph and testimony published by Eric Parsons confirm that the wedding of couple number 4 (Sharon and Steve) was also genuine. Is the Maroon 5 Sugar video fake or real? The truth is that the video, which was directed by David Dobkin, of Wedding Crashers fame, is a bit of both. USA Today reports that there are at least two weddings featured in the video that were actually real.
Therefore, some were definitely real, as were some of the expressions on the participants' faces. The newspaper reports that a girlfriend, named Sharon, appears in the video of Sugar talking about WTF?.