Ian Hicks saw their unique wedding photo and the story about it everywhere… — in
magazine, the New York Post,
the Daily Mail
and of course on Reddit,
where the tale went viral….
didn’t happen. ‘I really wish they knew the real story,’ Amy Hicks said in an interview
with The Washington Post. ‘It’s amazing how many legitimate news publications will
post anything online.’
called them to get the real story, they said….
and Ian Hicks, 28, live in Washington, D.C, where she works in government relations
and he works in sales for a furniture manufacturer. Their wedding took place in
Detroit because Amy is from Michigan….” Kiratiana Freelon, The Washington Post
“…Their wedding photographer, Adam Sparkes, told BuzzFeed he
watched his photo go viral, but figured it would sort itself out. After Elite Daily ran with it, though, the whole thing
completely exploded on Facebook.
Sparkes tried to set the record straight in the comments section
of Elite Daily but it got buried on Facebook.
The real story is that Amy and Ian went to a local abandoned
spot in Detroit to shoot some street photos when they stumbled across the rap
group 7262 shooting a video…
“…The truth of how this photograph
came to be is way better than what the comical, albeit borderline racist, internet
fiction suggests…. I [talked] with Detroit based wedding photographer Adam Sparkes about the real story that led to this
Adam told me he had a really busy
day with his wedding clients, Amy and Ian, that day in
Detroit: ‘There was a Tigers game that had the theater district really tied up,
so the bride and groom thought it would be a fun idea to go over to the remains
of Michigan Central Station….
group of them drove around town in a trolley, they took it down Michigan Avenue
to the Central Station where they happened upon a large group of young guys filming
a video. ‘They had a tricked out Monte Carlo and a Cutlass and were in full music
video mode,’ he told me. Adam had his group take some photographs on the other side
by some planter boxes, but the group making the video noticed them.
the groom if he wanted to be famous, and jokingly we yelled, ‘Hey we’re going to
be in your video!’ The guys were all laughing and told us to come on over, so we
did.’ Who wouldn’t take advantage of such a golden moment? The wedding party danced
and posed with the guys and had an amazing time together in a spontaneous moment
of carefree fun….” Aaron Brown, Fstoppers
“…You can watch Amy and Ian and their bridal party absolutely
crushing it in the video here:
“…So, while the we still coming text might have been a hoax, luckily the
real story is just as amazing.”
Ryan Broderick, BuzzFeed
alright i’m lazy and fucking crazy and you think i’m putting on some kind of act but this is me, me, me, me, me and you know what’s sick i kinda like it that nobody i know really lives like this but i love it