Mark Zuckerberg‘s wedding was full of surprises.
Not only were most of the 100 guests tricked into believing that the May 19 event in Palo Alto, CA, was merely a med-school graduation party for the billionaire Facebook founder’s longtime girlfriend, Priscilla Chan. But once the truth was out and it was time for the bride to walk down the aisle, who walked with her? The couple’s dog, a Puli named Beast.
Beast’s fluffy white fur matched Chan’s veil and $4,700 ivory lace gown, purchased last year under a false name to maintain the secrecy surrounding the couple’s wedding plans.
“According to an anonymous friend … the couple of nine years wrote their own vows and ‘couldn’t stop grinning’ throughout the low-key ceremony,” as reported by the Daily Mail.
“On the morning of the event, the billionaire told his new wife’s grandmother about their secret intended nuptials by speaking to her in Chinese” — a language he had studied out of respect for Chan’s ancestral heritage.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performed at the reception, where guests ate Mexican and Japanese food.
It’s no surprise that Beast — whom the couple took home early last year — has his own Facebook page. On it, we learn: “I am a Puli, which is a type of Hungarian Sheepdog. … I like cuddling and herding things. … I was born in Grants Pass, Oregon and now I live in Palo Alto with Mark and Cilla. I am extremely cute.”
The page is packed with adorably captioned photographs showing the snowy furball looking and acting extremely cute indeed. “Just beat dad in an epic game of tug of war,” reads one caption. “Recently got a job as an engineer at Facebook,” reads another. “Computers make me sleepy,” reads a third.
“Dad put me in the bathroom, so I destroyed it,” reads the caption of a photo showing toilet paper shredded all over a white tiled floor, with two furry paws in the foreground.
“My favorite thing in the world is pooping on Mark’s white rug,” we also read at Beast’s page. “I dream up elaborate plots to do this. Recently, when Mark takes me out he won’t let me in until after I’ve pooped. But I’ve figured out that he has morning meetings and can’t stay out forever, so sometimes I just hold it until he takes me inside and then I immediately pee on the floor. Then while he’s cleaning up, I take an epic dump on the white rug.”
Let’s hope he practiced some decorum at the wedding.