Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, and Sean Eldridge married Saturday in New York.

According to The New York Times, Hughes and Eldridge were married at their home in Garrison. The ceremony was officiated by William J. Corbett, a retired village justice of Floral Park.

The 28-year-old Hughes founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin. He is the publisher and editor in chief of The New Republic magazine. Eldridge, 25, founded the Garrison-based Protect Our Democracy, which advocates for campaign finance reform, and is the president of Hudson River Ventures, an investment firm. He previously served as the political director of Freedom to Marry, the nation's largest advocacy group seeking the legalization of gay marriage.

The couple met in 2005.

“He was very intelligent and charismatic,” Hughes said. “He was very kind and politically engaged, and he cared about the world around us. All of that was very attractive to me.”

“I think we shared a lot of important, common interests,” Eldridge said. “We have a love of philosophy, politics and literature. He was one of the most intelligent and ambitious people I had ever met.”

The couple became engaged on December 31, 2010 – New Year's Eve – before New York legalized gay nuptials.

“We were in Thailand in a hotel room in the north. We were delayed after two days in the snowstorm and Chris got down on one knee and proposed. It was very traditional and very sweet,” Eldridge told the New York Post's Page Six.