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UPDATE: According to numerous sources, Jay Z and Beyonce tied the knot! Details are sketchy at best as to the exact location, but it seems as though the ceremony was extremely intimate and held earlier in the evening, followed by the reception held on the roof of Jay Z's penthouse.

Guests spotted included the parents of the bride and groom; Solange; Jay-Z's mother, Gloria Carter; Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams; and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, all dressed in white! Also present, the Knowles' family minister from Houston, who presumably officiated. TMZ reports that the drivers were hired just 3 days ago and were instructed to confiscate all cell phones from guests.

Amy Vongpitaka, owner of Thailand-based Amy's Orchids, confirmed to E! News that her flowers were for Beyoncé's wedding, "The designer called us a week ago, and we had to move quickly. We used a total of 200 workers to cut and process 100,000 Dendrobium White orchids, and then we hand-chose the best 60,000."

The singer donned a veil and a white dress with a low V-neck and thick straps [I hear it was flown in from Paris]. Her hair was in a half ponytail with ringlet curls, decorated with a white flower.

Mathew Knowles, spoke about his daughter's nuptials in business meetings Friday.

"Beyoncé's dad said he's sorry he couldn't have invited [more people] to the wedding, but they're keeping it small," a source close to the family tells

The previously subdued festivities finally got raging at 2:30 a.m. ET when the Jackson 5 tune "I Want You Back" started blaring from the penthouse, followed by a steady stream of hip-hop music. "Everyone had so much fun. It ended up being a wild party. DJ Cassidy was spinning and people partied until 4:30 a.m." a source tells Us Magazine.

Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Arrive

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More details of Beyonce and Jay-Z wedding are starting to hit the net...It's pretty hard to hide a wedding in New York, though right?! According to, the above wedding-esque flowers and candelabras were delivered to Jay-Z Tribeca apartment. It's said that service for 30 was set up, making the affair very intimate.
"It's [happening] tonight," says a source. "A lot of their friends are booking hotel rooms."

Early Friday morning, workers erected a white tent atop the building, where Jay-Z owns a penthouse apartment. Not long after, an SUV carrying what seemed to be AV equipment arrived, followed by deliveries of flowers and party rentals.

More evidence of an impending wedding? Likely guests have been gathering in New York. Producer Rodney Jerkins, who is working on Beyoncé's new album and is a friend of Jay-Z's, zipped into town a couple of days ago. Beyoncé's former Destiny's Child bandmates, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, are also here, coyly divulging in a YouTube video that they are camped out at a Manhattan hotel, giggling about "sisters" getting together.

And of course, there's Jay-Z, who reportedly hopped a flight from Boston, where he performed last night, to New York this morning.

Friends of the couple say they are very eager for the nuptials to happen. "It's about time," says producer Dallas Austin. "I think it's great that they're getting married."
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Some have deflected the notion of a wedding, charging the festivities to his recent Live Nation deal [though the reports were about it being on the verge of closing, not final]...BUT if this isn't a big clue to piggyback off of the Roman numeral "IV" theory, according to The Insider:
Busy workers are building an indoor tent with an all-white theme and the Roman numeral IV. We're told the event will be for about 30 people. The "magic hour" -- when all the workers need to be out -- is 3 p.m.
Why the 4?
  • B’s birthday is September 4th.
  • Jay’s birthday is December 4th.
  • They have matching IV tats on their ring fingers acquired in Paris…
  • He owns the 40/40 clubs.
  • Tomorrow is April 4th.
  • 04/04/08
  • 4+4=8
Sound like operation Bey-Z Wed is in full effect...Loves it!

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