Although he flew among the stars a year ago as a space tourist on a 10-day journey to the International Space Station, on November 22, 2008 billionaire Charles Simonyi was in seventh heaven as he said “I do” to his love of less than one year, Lisa Persdotter. Standing at the altar of the Christine Kyrka in Gothenburg, Sweden, the former Microsoft pioneer watched his bride walk down the aisle in a strapless gown paired with a lace-edged, diaphanous veil.
Among the many guests to rise from the pews at her passing were the groom’s former Microsoft colleague Bill Gates and Ace of Base member Ulf Ekberg, who looked on as the Swedish socialite received a wedding band to accompany the engagement ring which came with the couple’s 8/8/08 proposal in St. Tropez, Sweden’s The Local reported.
The couple’s first stroll together as husband and wife led them out of the house of worship and into a waiting limousine which took the newlyweds to the Park Lane Club for a reception.
Upon their return from a honeymoon getaway, the pair will be busy writing thank you notes to family and friends for presents they received from the NK luxury shopping mall in Gothenburg, where the couple had placed a wedding registry list.