Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Flashback: Beyonce Marries Jay-Z at His NYC Apartment

It's hard to believe that there was ever a time when Jay-Z and Beyonce weren't husband and wife/music's ultimate power couple, but it's true.

In fact, on this day in 2008 they were just tying the knot in Jay-Z's ultra-chic New York City apartment. In honor of Jay and Bey's anniversary, let's take a look back at the details behind their wedding:

  • It's funny to think about now, but the couple were initially super secretive about their relationship. It makes sense, then, that their wedding was ultra-private. In fact, only about 40 guests attended. They were asked to leave their Blackberry phones (remember those?) at home for the occasion.
  • There was major significance to their wedding date: She was born on September 4th and he was born on December 4th, so they tied the knot on April 4th. They both have the Roman numeral 4 tattooed on their ring fingers.


Instagram post by Beyoncé * Aug 23, 2016 at 2:38pm UTC

1.4m Likes, 18.3k Comments - Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Instagram


  • To make the occasion perfect, Beyonce supposedly had 40,00 white dendrobium orchids flown in from Thailand.
  • A source told People that the ceremony itself was "very emotional" with lots of crying, and that it was "really very spiritual."


Happy anniversary to hip hop's power couple. We can't WAIT for their twins to get here!



Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.