David Parnes Has the Grandest European Wedding Planned — Followed by an Even Bigger Honeymoon
The #MDLLA agent dishes on the famous estate where he's tying the knot.
Josh Flagg isn't the only Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles agent hearing wedding bells these days. After announcing his engagement with fiancée, Adrian Abnosi, in September 2015, David Parnes has been hard at work planning the big day.
You know when someone pops the question in Capri, Italy, they're probably going to hold the nuptials in an equally romantic setting. David and Adrian are doing just that, with a destination wedding at the stunning Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on the French Riviera. "Next year, we're getting married in the South of France in July, and we're really excited. We actually went venue shopping last summer with my brother, with my sister, with Adrian's sister. All the siblings went together," David recently told The Daily Dish (clip above). "And we went to Capri where I proposed last year. We went for a venue there. Then we went to Tuscany. I was like, 'You know what, let's just go to the South of France. Check one venue out.' We went, we fell in love with it, and that was it."
It sounds like the wedding at this pink palatial estate, which was built by Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild of the famous Rothschild baking family in the early 20th century, will be fit for a king. "We've got ocean views on both sides," David gushed. "You got a whole amazing garden with fountains. The building's incredible."
David also said he knows how lucky he is to be marrying an interior designer. "She will make sure the flowers and the details and the entertainment is gonna be so perfect. And we have a wedding planner local as well," he said. "And it's really gonna be very special."
The party isn't going to stop for the MDLLA agent and his bride after the wedding reception, either. "Well, what we want to do is we want to get married and then the first part of our honeymoon for like the first few days or week, we want to go off to Mykonos or somewhere with everyone, with all of our friends, kind of like an after party," David shared. "And then from there, we'll go off on our own, and hopefully, we will get pregnant. It's about time."
Hopefully David makes it to the wedding on time, because his best man, business partner James Harris, has something sneaky up his sleeve for the bachelor party. "Since I am gonna be the best man at this wedding and so is a dear friend of ours, Phil, all I can say is it's not planned, but he is so screwed," James told The Daily Dish. "And it is gonna be so much fun to plan."
Don't think James is just being cruel to David; he's just getting some payback for what David and friends planned for his own bachelor party. "They made me think I was drafted for the army, and I got raided by a lieutenant colonel at 5 a.m. and rushed to an airport," James explained. "A lieutenant colonel picked me up in army clothes and screamed at me for literally half an hour until I went pale and called them, and I think he realized I was about to collapse. I started telling him, 'I can't serve this country! I can't fight in the war! I'm useless! You might as well kill me now.' It was terrible. So yes, he'll be getting his back for sure — in a good way."
And David said, "I can't argue with that."
When you share major life moments like this together, can anyone really stay mad?