Mark Zuckerberg's bride Priscilla Chan looked perfect in a simple but elegant gown for a simple but elegant garden wedding. A simple dress, that is, which retails for around $5,000. After all, the newly graduated physician was marrying one of the richest men in the world. The wedding dress, reveals People magazine, is a Claire Pettibone design called "Sky Between the Branches".
The gown is of ivory, laser-cut silk, adorned with matte sequins. The spaghetti-strap design has a sleeveless lace covering in front and a sheer backÂ—perfect for spring in California. Embroidery cut-outs and matte sequins lend a special elegance to the understated style. A chapel-length lace train emphasizes the back. Mark Zuckerberg wore a well-cut suit. He doesn't do tuxes.
This wedding dress, in choices of fabric, is on the Claire Pettibone website. Do you suppose this busy bride actually bought her wedding dress online? No, surely she didn't, but she may very well have selected it there. The designer has created wedding dresses for Elisabeth Moss and Tamyra Gray, and even a bridesmaid dress for Cameron Diaz.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan had been planning this surprise wedding for four months. Only the guests were surprised. That certainly saves trouble over choosing a wedding present for the couple who can afford it all.
Business gossip has it that the wedding was perfectly timed. It seems in California, a live-in couple with-benefits has different rights than a married-couple-with-prenup. Sometimes more, not less. Do they teach these things at Harvard? No, but they teach the value of a good lawyer.
Best wishes to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. May they live happily ever after.
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