Jennifer Gates required all guests who attended her extravagant $2 million wedding celebration in Westchester to be fully vaccinated and get a negative COVID test before being allowed into the party of the year.
The 25-year-old daughter of Bill Gates wore a stunning wedding gown Saturday when she walked down the aisle with her new husband Nayer Nasser at the $16 million North Salem property. The two had officially tied the knot at a Muslim ceremony the day before.
Over 300 family and friends of the couple attended the exorbitant wedding bash, “Which is why we made the decision that all guests must be fully vaccinated and receive a negative test result prior to the wedding,” Gates told Vogue.
“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.”
Jennifer and Nassar, who was born in Chicago to Egyptian parents and raised in Kuwait, met on the equestrian circuit and competed together while the two attended Stanford, Vogue said.
The bride also alluded to her parents divorce in her Vogue interview, saying that it has been a difficult year for her and her husband as both their families went “through transitions.”
“It’s been a challenging year, both collectively with the pandemic and for our families going through transitions,” said Jennifer, one of three children. “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.”
Bill and Melinda Gates were seen together for the first time since their messy divorce, finalized in August months after they had first announced their intent to split. The couple had been married for 27 years and founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation together.