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Napster founder and former Facebook president Sean Parker is planning a
glamorous wedding, to put it gently. According to TMZ, Parker will spend $9 million on his wedding reception when he marries his fiancee, Alexandra Lenas, on the weekend of June 1 at the Ventana Inn & Spa in Big Sur, California.
The entrepreneur (famously portrayed by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network) is shelling out the big bucks to have fake ruins, waterfalls, bridges, ponds and a gated cottage at his blowout wedding. Need proof that $9 million can add up fast when you have no budget? Parker allegedly spent $600,000 on an entrance gate, $350,000 on the dance floor and more than $1,000,000 on plants and flowers alone!
Parker has also stated that Lord of the Rings costume designer Ngila Dickson is creating custom-made costumes for guests that fit with a "Victorian flair and whimsy" theme.
Parker and Lenas got engaged in April 2011 and had their first child, daughter Winter Victoria, in January.
Our brains (and wallets) are hurting just thinking about the price of personal luxury. But just because a couple has money doesn't guarantee an over-the-top wedding. In May 2012, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan in a low-key ceremony in their home's backyard.
We predict that the outrageous rumors are at least partially true—to which we say, bring on the decadent wedding dress and glamorous ceremony! After all, looking at the pictures won't cost anywhere near $9 million.