How the uber-wealthy throw a gender reveal: Inside heiress and property developer’s ultra-swanky soiree – featuring endless roses and an ‘ethereal’ tablecloth… and a tower of velvet blue bows
- Lou and Jake O’Neil share images of lavish gender reveal
An heiress and her property developer husband have hosted a lavish gender reveal at a palatial home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – with their baby’s sex laid bare with a tower of blue silken bows.
Sydney socialite Lou O’Neil, the daughter of the founder of international cleaning manufacturer Hayco, and husband Jake O’Neil threw an intimate and classy do in Centennial Park at the weekend, featuring bouquets of brown roses, a banquet of food and an ‘ethereal’ tablecloth.
The 34-year-old took to Instagram recently to share that the newly married couple were expecting their firstborn and to show off their extravagant gender reveal party, held at in-law Ned O’Neil’s property on Sunday.
Lou and Jake O’Neil (pictured) have announced they’re expecting a baby boy
Tower of blue velvet bows signified that the couple have a baby boy on the way
The gender reveal was styled by creative studio The Make Haus, with guests given blue and pink bows in order to guess the baby’s gender prior to the reveal.
Lou shared footage of the moment she and Jake learned the sex of their newborn, surrounded by family.
She pulled open some bi-fold doors to find a tower of blue bows signifying that the couple have a baby boy on the way.
The couple’s pregnancy comes a year after the couple tied the knot at the heritage-listed Carthona mansion in Darling Point, surrounded by their close family and friends.
The couple spared no expense for their gender reveal soiree
The mum-to-be chose an an ‘ethereal’ tablescape theme
The nuptials were a coming together of two of the country’s wealthiest families.
Jake, who works for family business Addenbrooke, is the second-eldest son of millionaire superyacht broker and Rose Bay marina owner, Denis O’Neil and Charlotte O’Neil.
While, Lou is the daughter of Bi and the late Donald Hay, brush pioneer and founder of Hayco.
Jack and Lou originally dated in high school before reuniting in 2020.
Lou, a beauty and fashion content creator, isn’t the only wealthy outsider to marry into the O’Neil family.
Aussie Home Loans heiress Deborah Symond O’Neil tied the knot to eldest son Ned in 2018 in a lavish ceremony in the Whitsundays.
Sister-in-laws Lou, Deb and Poppy at the gender reveal
The couple booked out Hamilton Island’s exclusive Qualia resort for the three-day long celebration.
Meanwhile younger sister Poppy wed billionaire freight heir Anthony Tzaneros whose family founded giant port logistics firm ACFS.
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