Monday, May 21, 2012

No Gold Wedding Ring for Zuckerberg's New Wife

WaPo informs:
The Facebook billionaire, 28, topped off a remarkable week with a surprise wedding Saturday to college sweetheart Priscilla Chan, 27. A hoodie was good enough for his pre-IPO meeting with Wall Street investors, but Zuckerberg — either by his own choice or at the insistence of his fiancee — donned a big-boy suit, white shirt and tie to mark the occasion. Yes, some things are sacred.

The wedding announcement was classic Facebook: Zuckerberg simply updated his profile to: “Married Priscilla Chan.” The news had almost 850,000 “likes” Sunday evening.

The couple pulled off the stealth nuptials by inviting 100 guests to what they thought was a surprise party for Chan, who graduated from medical school at the University of California at San Francisco last Monday — which also happened to be Zuckerberg’s birthday. “I’m so proud of you, Dr. Chan :).” he posted during the commencement ceremony.

But the surprise was on their friends: The wedding had been in the works for months, a friend of the couple told the Associated Press; the fact that it came one day after Facebook debuted on the stock market was entirely coincidental.

A hoodie was good enough for meeting s with investors when Zuckerberg hit Wall Street earlier this month. (Scott Eells/Bloomberg ) Details quickly leaked out, although none of the guests were willing to be quoted on the record. The ceremony took place in the backyard of the newlyweds’ Palo Alto, Calif., home. The bride wore a white dress with a lace overlay and received a simple ruby wedding ring designed by Zuckerberg.


  1. Big-boy suit? Perhaps. But the top button is not buttoned, and the tie is loose, as if to say, "this far and no farther". I did love the headline on MSNBC yesterday morning: "Mark Zuckerberg updates his status". Brilliant.

    1. Indeed. Just because he's wearing it doesn't mean he knows HOW to wear it.

  2. Not worried you might fall victim to WaPo copyright nazis with that large excerpt?

  3. Either gold or a ruby wedding ring, what matters most is they are happy. Zuckerberg has been the talk of the town for being the founder of facebook. However it's become so mainstream that users have adopted it as a means to promote their businesses.