Jennifer Gates simply stated “I do.”
On Friday, October 15, the 25-year-old eldest baby of Bill and Melinda Gates walked down the aisle to formally marry her longtime love Nayel Nassar, 30. The couple exchanged vows in a small Muslim marriage ceremony ceremony on the Gates’ property in North Salem, New York, per The Daily Mail.
The preliminary personal ceremony was held forward of their Saturday marriage ceremony and reception on the identical location, which boasts greater than 300 invitees on the visitor listing. Coldplay and singer Harry Hudson had been employed to carry out on the ceremony.
Jennifer, who’s an equestrian and is presently learning medication in New York City, wore a long-sleeved lace gown customized by Vera Wang for her Saturday nuptials. She reportedly requested each Bill and Melinda — who introduced their divorce earlier this 12 months after greater than 27 years of marriage — to stroll her down the aisle.
Last month, Jennifer shared photographs from her bridal bathe, hosted by Melinda, on Instagram. She captioned the submit, “Thank you for this extremely particular celebration, @melindafrenchgates. So deeply grateful for all of the wonderful ladies in my life who advise, help, and uplift me. [Cheers] to this new chapter!”
Jennifer started courting Nassar — a businessman who, like herself, is an completed equestrian and fellow Stanford University graduate — in 2017. She introduced their engagement in January 2020, which occurred whereas the 2 had been on a ski journey.
“Nayel Nassar, you are one of a kind. Absolutely swept me off my feet this past weekend, surprising me in the most meaningful location over one of our many shared passions,” she captioned the Instagram submit concerning the massive second. “I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over.”
In his personal Instagram submit, Nassar gushed, “SHE SAID YES!! I’m feeling like the luckiest (and happiest) man in the world right about now. Jenn, you are everything I could have possibly imagined..and so much more. I can’t wait to keep growing together through this journey called life, and I simply can’t imagine mine without you anymore. Love you more than you can possibly imagine, and thank you for making every single day feel like a dream to me. Here’s to forever!”