Photo courtesy of Facebook and the AP

We don't normally cover current events, but I can't help but be all tickled by the news trickling out from Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan's totally nontraditional wedding yesterday. A few distinctly offbeat details:

It's always an unexpected treat to see folks who could afford to get married on the moon opt for simple, down-home ceremonies. (But don't get me wrong: I love moon marriages!)

Related post: Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Strike A Blow Against The Wedding Industrial Complex

Comments on Mark Zuckerberg’s totally offbeat wedding

  1. Probably pretty easy to have a bad-ass backyard wedding when you’re a billionaire. Haha!

    • Totally, but I think it’s probably pretty easy to have ANY kind of bad-ass wedding you want when you’re a billionaire. It says something that they went low-key with it.

      • I LOVE hearing about billionaires doing things how we do them. This is why I love Modern Family so much, watching that family reminds me of mine only in a fancier house.

  2. I think it’s totally awesome. I love that it seems to be in line with their personalities and relationship–neither of them strikes me as flashy or super socialites (ironically?)

    Also, hehe Google News.

    • They look lovely! It doesn’t matter what type of wedding ceremony they have as long as it is what they want.

  3. It’s cool that they went low-key when they could have splurged on something so much bigger. I literally have no opinion of Zuckerberg (never paid much attention to him), but he DOES seem to be the type who doesn’t want to draw undue attention to himself, and I can certainly relate.

    Mazel!

    • Would YOU look happy posing for a photo requested by corporate PR, for distribution via the Associated Press?

      • Especially when they’re acknowledged to be an intensely private couple. And, I dunno… he seems to have a certain of “Tee hee!” around his eyes…

  4. Lovely photo as well! Very simple and unpretentious, with the sunlight through her veil giving off a romantic tint…

        • They are delicious! I live in Cambridge, and I know and love that particular L.A. Burdick’s shop. They also sell penguins in the winter. 😀

  5. At least having no warning meant the guests didn’t have to agonise over what to buy a couple just valued at $16.1 billion!

  6. I like that she’s just graduated medical school – it means she is an academia nerd, like (what was it again?) about 50% of us? Good authentic vibes coming off this wedding – some recent celebrity circuses could take a few notes…

  7. Yes just a run of the mill back yard wedding in your own home. Anyone else live in a $7million home? Or share their garden with 7 other apartments like me?! Seriously though I think it’s great they did it with so little fuss and pomp. Why celebs want their special day splashed all over Hello! I don’t know. It makes you wonder if their marriage is just to further their career and celebrity status. People with nothing to prove like Mark Zuckerberg can have the wedding they want without cheapening it with media exposure- much respect! Interesting that he chose the same weekend he floated FB on the stock market though- if that hadn’t gone well it would have put a bit of a dampner on the wedding!

    • When they started the ball rolling on floating FB they had no idea of when it would happen. Taking a business public takes time and doesn’t really follow a logical path. It was just random it happened that way.

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