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Just Married

Here’s Mark Zuckerberg’s way of telling the world he has tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan: A photo posted to his Facebook Timeline. (Click on this one to get the full Us Weekly treatment.)

We’re told by a guest of the couple authorized to speak that the ceremony happened in Zuckerberg and Chan’s backyard at their home in Palo Alto, in front of a very small number of family and friends, around 100.

The couple had been planning the wedding in secret for about four or five months, our source says, but told their guests that it was a surprise party for Chan’s graduation from UCSF medical school, where she just got her degree in pediatric medicine. News of the wedding was first reported by the Associated Press.

A close friend of Zuckerberg and Chan played the music for the processional, while another close friend played them off.

While the date of the wedding was timed to Zuckerberg’s birthday and Chan’s graduation, the IPO was a moving target, our source says, and was definitely not part of the whole plan.

The ring, you ask? It was simple, our source says, and Zuck designed it himself.

He went with a ruby.

Mike Isaac contributed reporting.

(Image courtesy of Allyson Magda)

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