Bride Jennifer Gates thanked fashion designer Vera Wang for creating two breathtaking custom wedding dresses for her wedding to handsome Nayel Nassar this weekend.
Jennifer, 25, the oldest of billionaires Bill and Melinda, wore an ivory long-sleeved A-line dress with hand-applied French macramé lace to the outdoor ceremony in upstate New York before slip into a lace trumpet dress with a square neckline for the evening reception.
Wang, known for creating wedding dresses for stars such as Gwen Stefani and Issa Rae, shared two photos taken by wedding photographer Allan Zepeda and posted by Vogue with a message wishing Jennifer and Nayel, 30, ” a life of happiness and joy “.
In response, Jennifer wrote: “Both dresses were beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you thank you thank you! ‘
Blushing bride! Jennifer Gates, 25, the oldest of billionaires Bill and Melinda, wore an ivory long-sleeved A-line dress with hand-applied French macramé lace by Vera Wang for her wedding to Nayel Nassar in the upstate from New York.
Second dress: Very Wang, known for creating wedding dresses for stars like Gwen Stefani and Issa Rae, shared two photos taken by wedding photographer Allan Zepeda, including one of Jennifer’s lace trumpet dress for the evening. .
Sweet tribute: Vera Wang wrote two posts celebrating the couple (left) and Jennifer thanked the creator (right)
Jennifer and Nayel tied the knot in front of 300 guests in a civil ceremony on the family’s 142-acre estate in North Salem, New York, on Saturday following a religious ceremony on Friday night.
The wedding weekend also included a relaxing brunch, catering service by renowned New York City restaurants, and performances by Coldplay. Event planner Marcy Blum took the reins for the weekend.
Jennifer looked gorgeous as she walked down the aisle, accompanied by Bill and Melina, in her first Vera Wang dress.
Sharing the details of the dress, Wang wrote: “Jennifer wore a light ivory long sleeve A-line dress personalized with French macrame lace hand-applied to the bodice, sleeves and flowing over a sheer light ivory Italian tulle skirt. and champagne. The dress was worn with a chapel length veil in light ivory Italian tulle trimmed with hand-applied French macramé lace.
One of the bridesmaids was seen holding Gates’ long veil as the group gathered for photos against the picturesque backdrop of autumn leaves.
The reception started shortly after 4 p.m. Bill could be seen in a dark suit, while Melinda wore a flowing purple dress.
Microsoft heiress Jennifer Gates, in a custom Vera Wang gown, takes photos at her Westchester property flanked by her evergreen-clad bridesmaids, ahead of her wedding ceremony on Saturday
Dad, Bill, daughter Jennifer and mom Melinda were waiting for their signal to enter the ceremony
Bill and Melinda – who divorced in August – posted photos of the wedding to Instagram on Monday as well as messages for the happy couple
The crowd cheered with great cheers shortly after 5 p.m. when the couple were finally declared husband and wife. The waiters could be seen standing by with celebratory glasses of champagne that were handed out to guests as they passed.
After the ceremony, the couple made a quick jaunt to take private wedding photos on the estate.
The couple could appear beaming from ear to ear as they spent their first moments as husband and wife posing for priceless photos on their special day.
Smiles looked natural as the couple posed for the wedding photographers while proud parents Bill and Melinda Gates watched with smiles and laughs.
Jennifer’s veil was stretched over the back of her head in one portrait, while in another she held her fiancee’s head in her hands.
Gates wore an elegant white wedding dress while the groom wore a gray suit for the couple’s photos before the wedding on Friday. It later emerged that the photoshoot was part of a secret Muslim wedding ceremony
The guests, meanwhile, went to a specially constructed “botanical garden” where cocktail hour was held.
The weather remained dry until around 6 p.m., when a stray downpour forced the guests back in, but otherwise they could be seen on a specially constructed veranda enjoying the evening with a drink in hand.
The party continued inside, with Jennifer and her dad, Bill, dancing to Elton John’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight. The guests also enjoyed a beautiful six-tier cake.
For the reception, Jennifer slipped into a tighter dress, as Wang describes: “Jennifer wore a custom light ivory French macrame lace trumpet dress, lined in nude tulle, with a square neckline and embellished with French macrame lace appliqué. by hand on the skirt and the straps. ‘
Earlier on Friday, Melinda French Gates could be seen talking to a man in the driveway at the estate as she wore her heels in her right hand
The outdoor wedding took place on Saturday afternoon on the family’s 142-acre estate in North Salem, New York.
In an interview with Vogue published Monday, Jennifer – or “Jenn” – said she had “difficult” planning the event during “the pandemic” and as her family “went through transitions.”
Her parents announced that they divorced earlier this year in one of the most expensive in history.
“It has been a difficult year, both collectively with the pandemic and for our families going through transitions. But our love for each other has been a constant. Being able to celebrate our wedding with our closest friends and family was a dream come true, ”she said.
Jennifer, who is in medical school, continued, “Planning a wedding while I was in medical internship and Nayel was getting ready for the Olympics. [he competed for Egypt] was no small feat.
Jennifer also told Vogue that she is requiring all 300 wedding guests to be vaccinated and pass COVID tests, she said, in order to keep everyone “safe”.