When one of my friends mentioned that I had to see Sean Parker’s wedding I thought it was going to be the usual extravagant affair that cost a pretty penny. Well, it was that and more. It has to be seen to be believed and I decided to share it with you for today’s post. I logged on to Vanity Fair who had the exclusive on the social media billionaire’s nuptials to singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas. The lavish ceremony and celebrations were photographed by Christian Oth and Mark Seliger who had a vision for the wedding and stuck to it- and down to the lounge areas, keepsakes for guests, the amazing backdrop at the altar, I think the images will speak for themselves. Vanity Fair reported that the Big Sur Californian wedding site alone cost $4.5million.
Parker wanted the wedding to be “a performance-art project” which they set in a modern-day enchanted forest. All the guests, 364 of them, were given Tolkien-ized costumes by Lord of the Rings costume designer Ngila Dickson. The men wore silk-brocade vests and jackets and the women arrived in silk and velvet.
There was a long list of people involved in designing the elements of the spectacle which made people gasp aloud as they arrived. Guests entered through a 20-foot-high gate, with the couple’s initials intertwined in wrought iron. As they walked through the wedding site they saw planted flowers and hanging garlands. Set designers built faux bridges, a ruined stone castle, and a 10 foot Celtic cross. The altar was set up beneath the largest tree in the grove. Oh and of course there was a pen of bunnies if anyone felt like picking them up.
I could go on and on about the details but I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves. Ultra extravagant.
Friday’s FAB 5
Here are some of our favourite weddings this week:
Here’s a quick recap on we got up to this week! On Monday we brought you this pretty chalkboard wedding inspiration, then Tuesday we saw a very cool and beautiful destination wedding in Formentera, Spain. Wednesday we were joined by Lyndsey Cavanagh, celebrity make up artist and bridal beauty specialist. She went through great tips and product recommendations for brides to be. Finally, yesterday we saw a fantastic festival wedding in south Wales.
I hope you all have a great weekend, I’m off to a wedding of a good friend this evening! x