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Menu Choices Equal Life Choices at the Zuckerberg - Chan Facebook Wedding

As you probably know by now Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan recently married after the public issuing of the company’s stock. 

And while many financiers are questioning the pre-release of background information to the major brokerage houses, what trend-watching members of the Hospitality Industry want to know is: What was served?

Because the wedding was initially announced as a celebration marking Chan’s graduation from medical school as a pediatrician, few pre-event details were available from either guests or vendors.

The 100 invited guests were startled, but delighted, on arrival to find that they were attending a wedding of Zuckerberg to a remarkable and very modern woman.

Chan, like Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs and an entrepreneur in her own right, and Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google’s Sergey Brin and a founder of 23andMe, a genetic testing firm, is a professional woman in her own right.

But fame (and fortune) hasn’t gone to the heads of these women. Their feet are firmly on the ground – no $600 Kim Kardashian style stiletto high heeled shoes for this bride. And Chan’s wedding menu choices reflects the same common sense and self-confidence that is the hallmark of these insightful women. 

Chan chose Asian and Hispanic foods from two nearby neighborhood restaurants that are personal favorites of both she and Marc Zuckerberg, Palo Alto Sol and Fuki Sushi.

And the Wedding Cake? Well, there was none as any such a delivery to their residence would have triggered a massive and much unwanted press presence.

Instead, the couple chose to share a chocolate mouse (no, not a computer ‘mouse’), but a chocolate mouse complete with a tail from L.A. Burdick, a fabulous pastry firm located in Cambridge MA. 

The mice were a reference to the couple’s first date at Harvard University, which is also located in Cambridge. 

This is a couple that will truly set many future trends (such as personal choices rather than merely fashionably pricy ones). Congratulations and the Best of Wishes! 

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