Beyonce Knowles' New York nuptials
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 April 2008
Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z married over the weekend.
The 'Dangerously in Love' singer and the hip-hop mogul tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Jay-Z's New York apartment, with their parents and a host of celebrity friends, including Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, and Beyonce's former Destiny's Child bandmates Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland looking on.
A guest at the wedding said: "It was amazing - very special, very private, very intimate. Everyone had so much fun. It ended up being a wild party."
Beyonce, 26, wore a stunning white dress with a plunging neckline, and had her hair put up in a half ponytail accessorised with a white flower. All the female guests also wore white.
The ceremony took place in a white marquee on the roof of Jay-Z's apartment building, which was filled with over 60,000 white orchids from celebrity florist Amy's Orchids.
While the service was filmed by a videographer, guests were reportedly ordered to leave their mobile phones with their chauffeurs to prevent any photos being taken.
The pair are expected to take their honeymoon later this year due to their work commitments, which include Beyonce starring as legendary soul and blues singer Etta James in 'Cadillac Blues'.
Jay-Z, 38, headed to North Carolina on Saturday (05.04.08) to continue his 'Heart of the City' tour with Mary J. Blige - who congratulated the couple on stage.
Mary told the crowd in Greensboro, "Congratulations to my man, Jay-Z and my girl B," before performing her hit song 'All I Need'.
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