Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wed longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. The 28-year-old billionaire’s wedding took place a day after Facebook’s initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange on Friday. The pair met nine years ago while studying together at Harvard.
More than 280,000 people “liked” Mr Zuckerberg’s status change, which was accompanied by a photo of the smiling couple in wedding attire in a small, verdant outdoor setting with a string of lights behind them. In the photo, the famously casual Mr Zuckerberg is wearing a dark blue suit and tie, a departure from his trademark “hoodie,” while Ms Chan has on a sleeveless white dress with lace overlay.
The pair wed in an intimate backyard ceremony of Mark Zuckerberg home in Palo Alto, California. The couple had planned the exchange of vows for four months, but surprised their guests, who thought they were there to celebrate Chan’s recent graduation from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28. Priscilla wore a long silk dress, sleeveless and slim with a train. The upper bodice, with a modified boat neck, was all lace, matched by the long veil. The bride added white high-heeled sandals. Simple makeup, simple jewelry. Mark wore an ordinary dark suit, with a narrow, loosened tie, a departure from his signature hoodie. He also designed the wedding ring himself—a simple-but-sparkling ruby.
Perhaps no one had time to call a caterer, but the food was family style, from several of the couple’s favorite restaurants. Sushi from Fuki Sushi, and other familiar stuff from Palo Alto Sol. Dessert showed off a deep vein of sentimentality. Mark and Priscilla ate Burdick’s chocolate mice on their first date, and chocolate mice it was for the wedding.
Congratulations Mark & Priscilla!!!