Oh, Sean. This isn't how you get people on your side.

In an email to The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal, Parker attempts an apologia. You see, there wasn't any ancient redwood damage—or "at least none that [Parker is] aware of." Stirring. And the budget? Not $10 million:

All of the numbers that have been released were total fabrications (this $9 million number of instance) and are WAY off base. I will say, against my better instinct to tell you, that we spent roughly $4.5 million on prepping the site

So lay off, vultures! He was just trying to have a $4.5 million wedding with its own organizational LLC like any other Joe Laptop.