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
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)

(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.

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bluscot
Jun 3, 2013 9:03 AM CDT
Spudsy is absolutely correct. That 9 million dollars gets recirculated into society rather than simply expanding his net worth. flatnosepete is full of garbage. The music industry ruined itself decades ago due to rampant greed, theft, and betrayals.
flatnosepete
Jun 3, 2013 12:28 AM CDT
Thanks for ruining the music industry Sean. Now virtually no one makes any money by going to the studio, recording, and then selling their music. You suck!
apocalypso
Jun 2, 2013 4:11 PM CDT
LOL, I bet the hooker he cheats on her with will get a real kick out of this...and demand a bigger tip for "extras"...