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.
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.
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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