Only the best for your little daughter!
Bill (65) and Melinda (57) Gates’ eldest daughter Jennifer (25) married her long-time partner Nayel Nassar (30) in a luxury ceremony on Saturday in North Salem, New York.
The show jumper and the billionaire heiress are said to have spent 1.7 million euros on the wedding. Did Jennifer ask her dad, who, according to Forbes magazine, is worth 114 billion euros, for a small grant? Unknown.
But the fact is: Ex-spouses Bill and Melinda came together for the most beautiful day in their daughter’s life, looked harmonious despite their divorce in August and even led Jennifer to the altar together.
For the ceremony and the celebration, a glass tent construct reminiscent of a botanical garden was set up on the 12 million dollar ranch by horse madwoman Jennifer Gates (a gift from her parents on graduation). The guests were an elegant company made up of family and friends. Among others: Georgina Bloomberg (38), daughter of multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg (79). One looked for stars and starlets here – apart from the wedding band Coldplay – but in vain.
The mega preparations for the Gates wedding
The staff at the celebration worked up a sweat – the photos show that the preparations went down to the last second. The eight-story wedding cake from the French luxury bakery “Ladurée” was stacked by three employees on site, and flower arrangements in boxes were hastily delivered to the property by messengers. The rehearsal chants of a gospel choir could be heard through the wind all over the farm, reports the Daily Mail.
Two ceremonies for Jennifer and Nayel
Everything was done to make the wedding weekend unforgettable for Jennifer and Nayel – because they got married twice! As early as Friday, the couple swore to the bond of marriage in a private Muslim ceremony. Nassar is an Egyptian multimillionaire, was born in Chicago and grew up in Kuwait. In January 2020, he proposed to Jennifer – after previously asking her dad Bill Gates’ permission.
Police even blocked the streets of North Salem at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The only way to get through was for wedding guests who came to the big ceremony at 4 p.m. After the wedding, the guests met on a terrace for hors d’oeuvre and champagne. The bridal couple said goodbye briefly for the official wedding photos.
The celebrations continued into the night in the huge glass pavilion on the ranch. The wedding band was none other than the British mega-band Coldplay!
Now the newlyweds are enjoying their marriage – and Mum and Dad Gates are sure to hope that their eldest will do a little better than they …