Napster Founder Parker Throws $9M Wedding

Ties knot with Alexandra Lenas in Big Sur, but no costumes

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 2, 2013 7:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Napster co-founder Sean Parker married singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas last night, in what was reportedly a $9 million ceremony—one of the priciest to come out of Silicon Valley. Parker and Lenas celebrated "with 300 family and friends in a romantic, magical setting" at Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, a rep tells People. Though the wedding was rumored to be a most unusual ceremony, Parker debunked those rumors, tweeting, "Sorry to disappoint, but the wardrobe we’re giving guests is essentially modern. No swords or chain mail . ... This is not a 'theme' wedding."

Among the couple's splurges, as per People: A $350,000 temporary dance floor, a $600,000 stone gate, ponds, a gated cottage, and a cool $1 million in flowers and plants. But Parker, 33, can probably afford it: Forbes says he's worth about $2 billion, notes the AP. Justin Timberlake played him in The Social Network.

In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, speaks at Web. 2.0 Conference in San Francisco. Parker got married yesterday.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
Sean Parker, right, and Alexandra Lenas arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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