The oldest of Bill and Melinda Gates’ children will say “I do” this weekend in an extravagant wedding ceremony fit for the 1 percent on her sprawling horse farm in Westchester County, The Post has learned.
Jennifer Gates, 25, will wed 30-year-old fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar at the 124-acre, $16 million North Salem farm that her billionaire parents purchased for her in 2018 shortly after her graduation from Stanford University.
For the last two weeks, workers have been toiling around the clock to construct massive, raised pavilions with floor-to-ceiling windows on the home’s lawn and what appears to be a large, semi-circular stage that abuts the structures, aerial images of the property show.
“Everything is being tastefully done, even the port-a-potties are beautifully designed,” an acquaintance of the medical student told the Daily Mail.
“It’s totally over the top. Just incredible extravagance,” an insider added.
A wide range of high-profile, wealthy A-listers are expected to attend the outdoor nuptials and the town has been asked to close the road that goes past the property so camera-shy guests can have “privacy” during the ceremony, a neighbor told the outlet.
While the event is sure to be one to remember for the attendees and the couple, neighbors in the sleepy town have been less than pleased about the ruckus the last-minute preparations have caused.
Neighbors have reported flatbed trucks crowding the nearby roads, while work crews and forklifts have been seen on the property.
The wedding has been in the works since Jennifer and Nassar were engaged in January 2020 during a ski trip.
“SHE SAID YES!! 💍,” Nassar wrote on Instagram shortly after he popped the question.
“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!”
In Jennifer’s Instagram post announcing the engagement, she wrote her betrothed is “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 wrote in the post alongside an image of the couple clutching each other in the snow with Jennifer’s hands around her mouth, the sparkly engagement ring glinting in the sun.
“I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives learning, growing, laughing and loving together. Yes a million times over. 💍 AHHH!!!”
Last month, mom Melinda, who finalized her divorce from her tech geek husband in August and was spotted stepping off a helicopter in the Big Apple on Monday, hosted a quaint bridal shower for her daughter at the family’s lakefront mansion in Washington state.
Images of the event posted to Instagram show Jennifer in a white maxi-dress and a light pink shawl with attendees clutching mimosas. They later enjoyed an outdoor lunch alongside pink floral arrangements spruced up with ultra-trendy pampas grass.
“Thank you for this incredibly special celebration, @melindafrenchgates,” Jennifer wrote alongside the photos.
“So deeply grateful for all the amazing women in my life who advise, support, and uplift me. 🥂 to this new chapter!”