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How a Silicon Valley Billionaire Decorates a Wedding Venue

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We admit it: Sean Parker's 9,500-word TechCrunch essay on why he's not such a bad guy lulled us into thinking that his media crucification was a tad unjustified. Sure, he threw a lavish wedding in the Big Sur redwoods, but he also paid $2.5 million to fix up a campground for kids and to preemptively atone for any damage his nuptial festoonery would cause the environment. Plus, he is a billionaire, who wouldn't throw a bash to remember?

But that was before we saw the photo above. As noted, he did not hire a pop star to perform at his wedding, but that likely would not have been any more gaudy than this display. Parker says in his essay that he and his bride "wanted the forest to speak for itself." This forest is too asphyxiated to say anything at all.

We'd still love to know more about those outfits though. Parker has not responded to our request for comment.
· Forget the Environment, Lord of the Rings' Costume Designer Made Sean Parker's, Bride's Wedding Garb [Racked SF]
· How a Silicon Valley Billionaire Gets Married [Racked SF]
· Sean Parker and New Wife Spat Upon, Canceled Honeymoon [Racked SF]