Sean Parker, the man who recently wrote a nearly 10,000-word diatribe against the press, lamenting that "nothing is sacred on the Internet, not even a wedding," invited a Vanity Fair reporter to his supposedly sacred wedding. Despite saying that "we chose a remote location (Big Sur), invited no press, and did our best to conceal that location from the press" in his TechCrunch screed, Parker invited David Kirkpatrick, "who covered the wedding exclusively for Vanity Fair," according to a report in their September issue. Technically, Kirkpatrick wasn't there to report on the wedding, says Vanity Fair. "We asked David to write about it after the fact as he has written a number of stories for Vanity Fair and he was a guest at the wedding," a Vanity Fair spokesperson told The Atlantic Wire.
Still, Vanity Fair has the "inside" story of the wedding care of Kirkpatrick, who has written about Parker before, along with a 32-picture slideshow of the "lavish" affair — even though Parker insisted "we didn’t sell our photos to tabloids." And technically he didn't. The magazine says that they reached out to Parker for the pictures and he gave them the photos. "One of his wedding photographers—Mark Seliger—also happens to be a Vanity Fair contributor," said the Vanity Fair spokesperson.