The first daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, Jennifer Gates, during this weekend got wedded by Nayal Nassar,an Egytian American professional equestrian. This article gives you all the details of the extravagant wedding. This includes the location of the wedding, planners, designers, guest, costumes and many more.
The couple’s wedding took place this past weekend at their farm in Westchester County, New York. They worked with Marcy Blum Events to plan everything, while Rishi Patel of HMR Designs did all of the florals. They also relied on creative support and styling from Laura Lovett and Priscilla Poelmans.
The planing of the wedding got the couple a little stressed up. Jennifer was in medical school rotations whiles Navel was preparing for the Olympics. Jennifer admitted;
“Planning a wedding while I was in medical school rotations and Nayel was preparing for the Olympics was no small feat.”
“But it was so worth it to share such a special day with those closest to us. We feel so grateful for everyone involved who kept us on track and helped make our vision come to life. One piece of advice we were given [throughout the planning process] was to remember that this day is about us and our love. I think we really kept that at the center of our minds while planning, and we also tried to ensure that our families and friends were able to enjoy themselves.”
While the couple was thinking about a small circle family-friends ceremony, health and safety were their major concern—since we are in a covid-19 season, they ensures all guests were vaccinated and tested negative prior to the wedding. Jenn says;
“Which is why we made the decision that all guests must be fully vaccinated and receive a negative test result prior to the wedding.”
“We also made masks available. We feel incredibly fortunate to be able to gather with our loved ones safely. We know others aren’t as lucky, especially as the pandemic continues to devastate communities in the United States and around the world.”
“It’s been a challenging year, both collectively with the pandemic and for our families going through transitions. But our love for one another has been a constant. Being able to celebrate our wedding with our closest friends and family was a dream come true.”
The wedding weekend began with a Katb el Kitab, or the Islamic marriage ceremony, on Friday with just Jennifer and Nayel’s immediate families present. Jenn says;
“Our main ceremony took place on Saturday. It was a beautiful fall day, and we had just finished taking photos when the rain started. The ceremony was facilitated by a longtime family friend, and we both wrote our own vows. It was a really special and intimate moment.”
What did the Bride and Groom Wear for the Wedding
The bride wore a custom ivory long-sleeve A-line Vera Wang Haute gown with hand appliqué French macrame lace on the bodice, sleeves, and flowing onto a light ivory and champagne Italian tulle skirt to walk down the aisle—which was lined with white hybrid Dutch delphinium flowers—for the outdoor ceremony on Saturday. A light ivory Italian tulle chapel length veil trimmed in hand-appliqué French macrame lace complemented the dress. Jenn says;
“Vera and her whole team were so wonderful to work with, and made my dream dress come true. She is an icon in the fashion industry and a trailblazer as a woman who changed careers late and followed her passions. From our first meeting, I knew that I was in such good hands.”
The groom looked dapper in a classic Armani tux with a Lily of the Valley boutonniere—to match the bride’s bouquet—pinned to his lapel.
After the service, guests moved into the tent for the reception. For this portion of the evening, Jenn changed into a second gown by Vera Wang Haute, this one with a square neckline, lined in nude tulle and embellished with hand appliqué French macrame lace on the skirt and straps.
The newlyweds kicked off the festivities with a first dance to “Yellow Lights,” which was written and performed by their friend and artist Harry Hudson. Jennifer says;
“After such a meaningful ceremony, we wanted our friends and family to enjoy great food and entertainment. It was a beautiful evening and a dream come true for both of us!”
An intimate moment before the party got started. Wedding portraits before the reception.
The newlyweds kicked off the festivities with a first dance to “Yellow Lights,” which was written and performed by their friend and artist Harry Hudson. For the reception, Jenn changed into a custom light ivory French macrame lace trumpet gown, also by Vera Wang.
The six-layer floral-adorned cake was a Sylvia Weinstock for Ladurée creation.
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