Their wedding was held at the Gates family farm in Westchester County, New York, which was turned into a picturesque floral spectacle by the best talents in the industry.
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How The Magic Started
As reported by Vogue, the newlyweds hit it off after meeting on the equestrian circuit, and their longtime relationship bloomed into a proposal on Jenn’s favorite ski run in January 2020.
As the bride is currently attending Medical school and the groom is focused on his career as an equestrian athlete, their wedding preparations required the help of several people.
The stars responsible for the glam event include the famous Marcy Blum Events, who were in charge of the planning, while Rishi Patel of HMR Designs was in charge of the breathtaking floral designs.
Jean Georges and Creative Edge Catering provided mouth-watering meals, and the six-layer floral-adorned cake was made by the celebrity baker Sylvia Weinstock.
The newlyweds also expressed their profound appreciation for their supporters to the news outlet. In Jenn’s words,
“We feel so grateful for everyone involved who kept us on track and helped make our vision come to life.”
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The Fairytale Wedding
The romantic event began on Friday, October 15, with the Islamic marriage ceremony attended by only the couple’s immediate relatives.
On Saturday, the main event took place in a fairytale-themed outdoor ceremony, complete with gorgeous colorful flowers and two lovebirds.
The bride wore a stunning custom-designed Vera Wang long-sleeve ivory gown with hand-appliqué French macrame lace on the bodice, sleeves, and her chapel length veil.
The groom also looked handsome in a dapper Armani tux paired with a Lily of the Valley boutonniere that matched his wife’s bouquet.
After the service, the billionaire’s daughter wore a different Vera Wang dress similarly designed with hand appliqué French macrame lace for her reception, which was held in a tent.
Undoubtedly pleased with her custom outfits, the 25-year-old sang the designer’s praises. In her words,
“[Vera Wang] is an icon in the fashion industry and a trailblazer as a woman who changed careers late and followed her passions. From our first meeting, I knew that I was in such good hands.”
The newlyweds graced the dancefloor to the song “Yellow Lights,” performed by their friend Harry Hudson, while their guests enjoyed a delectable dinner.
The happy bride also shared a picture from the moment she walked down the aisle with her man on Instagram alongside the words, “My Universe,” followed by a white heart emoji and their wedding date.
The Gates Reunite
For their eldest daughter’s big day, the business magnate and his ex-wife, Melinda, reunited to show their support as a family.
PEOPLE revealed that the proud parents shared touching congratulatory messages on social media, in which they both stated how happy they were for the couple.
On the big day, the former spouses were also captured walking alongside their daughter down the aisle. Bill’s Instagram post expressed how grateful he was that everyone could come together for Jenn’s big day.
The billionaire and Melinda separated after 27 years together. Nonetheless, the pair continue to work together on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which they started in 2000.