Jennifer Gates Wedding: Bill and Melinda lead their daughter to the altar – people

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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.

Bill and Melinda Gates led their daughter to the altar togetherFoto: Agency People Image

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.



Radiant bride and groom: Jennifer and her new husband Nayel NassarFoto: Agency People Image

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.


Jennifer and Nayel pose for their official wedding photos, while a friend stages Jennifer's lace-trimmed veil

Jennifer and Nayel pose for their official wedding photos, a friend stages Jennifer’s lace-trimmed veilFoto: Agency People Image

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.


Beautiful flower arrangements adorned the property

Beautiful flower arrangements adorned the propertyFoto: Agency People Image

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 wedding is said to have cost almost 2 million euros. Glass pavilions, which looked like a botanical garden, were erected on the huge lawns of Jennifer's property

The wedding is said to have cost just under 1.7 million euros. Glass pavilions, which looked like a botanical garden, were erected on the huge lawns of Jennifer’s propertyPhoto: Paul Martinka

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 …


Melinda (left) and Bill Gates (2nd from left) divorced in August after 27 years of marriage. Her daughter's wedding was the first time they'd been seen together since their separation was announced

Melinda (left) and Bill Gates (2nd from left) divorced in August after 27 years of marriage. Her daughter’s wedding was the first time the two had been seen together since their separation was announcedFoto: Agency People Image


Daddys girl! Jennifer exchanged a few words with her father Bill before she said yes to her Nayel

Daddys girl! Jennifer exchanged a few words with her father Bill before she said yes to her NayelFoto: Agency People Image


With so much love, even the photographer had to smile

With so much love, even the photographer had to smileFoto: Agency People Image


The guests arrived at the property from 2 p.m.

The guests arrived at the property from 2 p.m.Foto: Agency People Image


The bride could look forward to bright sunshine, just as Jennifer should have wished for it

The bride could look forward to bright sunshine, just as Jennifer should have wished for itFoto: Agency People Image


Imposing construct: Here Coldplay heated up the guests at the party

Imposing construct: Here Coldplay heated up the guests at the partyFoto: Agency People Image

 
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