Mark Zuckerberg Goes From IPO to "I Do"

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Facebook creator and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his most personal investment yet this past Saturday when he married Priscilla Chan, his college sweetheart of nine years. Naturally, the news was posted immediately to his timeline, where 1,066,803 well-wishers (and counting) have "liked" it so far. The Internet ingenue's new marital status was revealed just 24 hours after he rolled out the IPO, one of the most highly anticipated in Wall Street history.

Although the mogul is now worth an estimated $19 billion, the low-key couple chose an intimate backyard celebration in their Palo Alto home, catching guests off-guard, who thought they were there for Dr. Chan's graduation party (she received her pediatrics degree from University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine on May 14).

The bride's choice of wedding gown was also surprisingly affordable: The First Lady of Facebook walked down the aisle in a laser-cut floral dress by Claire Pettibone, which cost just under $5,000 (visit clairepettibone.com for similar styles). The illusion jewel neckline was one of the biggest bridal trends we spotted on the NYC runways this season—it perfectly embodies the power couple's refined elegance. 

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This past week in May was so memorable, it made us wonder: Would you get married during a time when you have other huge life changes going on? I delayed my wedding from June to September so that my fiancé would have enough time after graduation to get adjusted to his new job and we'd have a chance to find our new home together without rushing. However, I know one bride who seemed to follow Zuckerberg's "more is merrier" MO: she graduated from college, bought a house, got married, and went on her honeymoon, all in the same week. Then, she proceeded to have a nervous breakdown in the airport! 

—Stefania Sainato


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