By HUGO GYE
Wed: Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have married in a surprise ceremony in Palo Alto
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to 'married' on Saturday afternoon. Mr Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his home in Palo Alto, California, capping a busy week for the couple.
And the pair announced their marriage in an unsurprising way - by posting a message on Facebook. The tech mogul took his company public in one of the most anticipated stock offerings in Wall Street history on Friday, which saw the social network valued at $104billion.
And Ms Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Mr Zuckerberg turned 28.
The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years.
A source at the wedding said Mr Zuckerberg designed the ring featuring 'a very simple ruby'.
Status update: Mr Zuckerberg announced the news on his own personal Facebook page
Married: The couple have been together for nine years, but did not reveal their engagement
The ceremony took place in Mr Zuckerberg's backyard before fewer than 100 guests, including Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
The guests all thought they were coming to celebrate Ms Chan's graduation but were told after they arrived that the event was in fact a wedding.
'Everybody was shocked,' the source said.
Rather than his trademark hoodie, Mr Zuckerberg wore a suit for the ceremony, while his bride wore a traditional wedding dress.
Food was served family-style and included dishes from the couple's favorite Palo Alto sushi restaurant.
Couple: Ms Chan and Mr Zuckerberg met when they studied at Harvard and have been together ever since
Guests: Those invited thought they were attending a party to celebrate Ms Chan's graduation
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