After 6 years and dozens and dozens of wedding rumors, People is reporting that 38-year-old rapper Jay-Z and 26-year-old singer Beyonce finally tied the knot in a lavish wedding ceremony last night in NYC. The two said their vows at Jay-Z’s penthouse suite in front of close friends and family members.
Though there is no official confirmation, the friend says, “It happened earlier this evening. Jay wanted it to be a really private affair â€“ close friends and family.” The ceremony was followed by a lavish party at the rapper’s Tribeca apartment that drew BeyoncÃ©’s mother Tina Knowles, her father/manager Mathew, her sister Solange, her Destiny’s Child mates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, and the couple’s friend Gwyneth Paltrow.
The wedding buzz began when the couple went to get a marriage license at a village hall in Scarsdale, N.Y., on Tuesday. DJ Cassidy, a favorite of Jay-Z, was hired to spin. “Cassidy mentioned a week ago that he was really excited for the Jay Z and BeyoncÃ©’s wedding party to happen,” says the friend. Early Friday morning, workers erected a white tent atop the building in Tribeca, where Jay-Z owns a penthouse apartment. Not long after, an SUV carrying what seemed to be AV equipment arrived, followed by deliveries of party rentals and flowers.
A source tells PEOPLE that Amy’s Orchids was hired to provide 50,000 to 60,000 white orchid blooms from Thailand for a “big party.” At the apartment, waiters were seen practicing their service.
Congratulations Beyonce and Jay-Z! I knew this rumor would turn out to be 100% true, especially after People reported about them getting their marriage license.