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It's the Gates wedding party! The beaming bride and groom share a dance before $2 million nuptials

Beaming bride Jennifer Gates and her dashing groom stepped out on the deck of their home to enjoy a quiet moment on Friday with her recently divorced parents, Bill and Melinda Gates, and her little brother. They were seen posing for pictures on the deck and then down the scenic, tree-lined driveway, where they walked as a couple and danced and kissed. Preparations for the multi-million dollar wedding of Bill Gates's daughter are in full gear as the wedding will take place on the 25-year-old's 142-acre estate on Saturday.

Jennifer will gather with her groom-to be Nayel Nassar, 30, and her freshly-divorced parents at a rehearsal dinner this evening in the stables of their 142-acre estate.

Jennifer and soon-to-be husband were seen posing on a deck of the home alongside Jennifer's billionaire parents and younger brother.  

The couple then posed for pictures around the idyllic estate. 

Gates wore an elegant white bridal dress while the groom wore a grey suit for the couple's pre-wedding photos.

At one point, the soon-to-be husband and wife shared a smooch for the cameras.

The soon-to-be married couple were seen laughing and posing for pictures.  

The family appeared cheerful and in good spirits despite Bill (far right) and Melinda's (third from left) fresh divorce.

Dad Bill shared a sweet moment with his eldest daughter outside the home.

The father and daughter were seen laughing and embracing in an emotional moment ahead of Jennifer's big day.

Gates, worth an estimated $132 billion according to Forbes, is expected to walk his eldest daughter down the aisle on Saturday when she'll tie the knot with beau Nayel Nassar.

Event staff have been working diligently all week to pull the lavish party together as the countdown to the wedding reaches it final hours.

At the estate, there were talks about the wedding as an 'open sky' event, with plans to remove tarps over the plexiglass tents so guests could see the sky.

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos offer a sneak peek inside the opulent wedding reception venue as preparations are made.

Jennifer Gates, 25, will wed 30-year-old fellow equestrian Nayel Nassar Saturday 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.

Her wealthy neighbors in North Salem include David Letterman and another riding champion, Georgina Bloomberg whose father, former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, bought her a horse farm in the town in 2012.

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos gave a glimpse of the scale of the celebration with large pavilions seen being built across the property.

A source estimated that construction costs for the pavilions will be 'at least $2 million'.

Two guitars, a piano and string quartet were placed around a stage, where workers were performing a sound check.

Preparations for the multi-million dollar wedding of Bill Gates ' daughter are in full gear ahead of tonight's rehearsal dinner.

An 18-wheel truck and vans hauled in equipment, while golf carts shuttled staff around the site and down the road to where another set of tents were erected to handle catering.

There was talk about running cables into the stables and setting up propane tanks for a presumed barbecue for tonight's rehearsal dinner.

The construction began weeks ago, prompting some locals to complain about the noise and disruption.

The roadway will be closed for the ceremony Saturday afternoon, and the town has posted signs banning the use of drones around the property.

Workers were heard barking out orders, as a wedding planner roamed the grounds ensuring everything was running smoothly.

An elaborate tent city has been set up on the property, and on Thursday, potted trees were hauled in to block views of the venue from the roadway and give them some semblance of privacy.

Large trucks carrying deliveries and dozens of boxes were seen being coming in and out of the venue since the beginning of the week.

The police chief, fire chief and town officials stopped by to see the progress. Several cops were stationed alongside the property, along with private security officers who were on hand to protect VIP guests and keep traffic flowing.

The wedding has caused a surge in business for some local merchants, including the local pizza joint, Salem Pizza and Pasta, that had to shut down for an hour at lunch time to fill a last-minute order for staff working the party.

Bill Gates touched down in Manhattan on Thursday, with his stepmother Mimi following closely behind with a dramatic pom-pom hat.

Gates, whose divorce from Melinda - his wife of 27 years - was finalized in August, arrived in Manhattan several days after his ex-wife. Melinda Gates has been enjoying some pampering time with their daughter Jennifer since she arrived in the city on Monday.

Workers were seen at Jennifer's farm on Thursday, building what appeared to be a wooden platform or dance floor, created around the trees.

Those on the grounds were all smiles on Thursday, ahead of Saturday's big event.

Jennifer, 25, said yes to Nassar in January 2020, and so preparations for their big day have been many months in the making. On Thursday, a group of people were seen negotiating the plans and preparations.

Workmen were seen on Thursday carrying what appeared to be a sofa towards the site of Saturday's celebrations.

The roads around the Gates property were being tightly monitored on Thursday.

A public safety official is seen on site on Thursday, inspecting the preparations for the lavish bash.

Workmen were seen on Thursday manhandling huge trees, giving rise to speculation that the bride and groom could follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and deck the venue with branches.