Bill and Melinda Gates’ eldest daughter Jennifer Gates tied the knot with Nayel Nassar at her home in Westchester, New York. Nayel Nassar is an Egyptian equestrian who competed in the Tokyo Olympics.
The lavish wedding took place in the family’s 142-acre estate in North Salem, NY with around 300 guests, according to reports.
The wedding weekend began with an Islamic marriage ceremony last Friday, followed by their “main ceremony” on Saturday at their farm in Westchester County, NY. Jennifer, a medical student, told Vogue magazine. “The ceremony was facilitated by a longtime family friend, and we both wrote our own vows. It was a really special and intimate moment.”
Jennifer Gates’ proud parents, now divorced, took to their respective Instagram accounts on Monday to celebrate their daughter’s wedding. Microsoft founder Bill Gates shared a gorgeous snapshot of the newlyweds gazing into each other’s eyes. “Jenn and Nayel, it’s impossible to put into words how happy it makes me to see you filled with joy on your wedding day. I’m so proud of you both for everything you’ve accomplished in your lives so far and everything you will do with your future together,” he penned.
Meanwhile, Melinda Gates posted a romantic picture of the newly-weds strolling hand-in-hand, while Jennifer held on to her veil. “What a joy to celebrate the light and love of @jenniferkgates and @nayelnassar this past weekend,” she captioned the post. “So grateful we were able to find a way to safely gather for this special day.”