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For their 8th Anniversary! Here are 8 things You Should Know about Beyonce & Jay Z’s 2008 Wedding




Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary yesterday after getting married on the fourth day of the fourth month in 2008. One beautiful daughter and several albums later, the couple is still very much in love as when they first kicked things off over a decade ago.

To celebrate with the Carters’, Essence magazine has shared 8 facts from their 2008 wedding that people did not know about.

Check them out below.

Circle Of Trust

Only forty guests were invited to the couple’s super secret ceremony. Now that’s what you call being a V.I.P.

Sky High
The couple tied the knot on April 4, 2008 inside Jay’s extravagant 13,500-sq.-ft. penthouse in New York City’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood.

There Were Tears
In 2008, a guest who attended the couple’s wedding told PEOPLE magazine, “It was a very emotional wedding—lots of crying—and really very spiritual.”

No Bridal Party
While it would have been easy for either the bride or groom to select a best man or maid of honor, the couple chose not to have a traditional bridal party on their big day.

Flower Power
To pull off a heavenly affair, Queen Bey had 70,000 white dendrobium orchids (her favorite flowers) flown in from Thailand.

Everybody On the Dance Floor
Neither of the two legendary performers chose to perform on their wedding day. Instead they joined guests on the dance floor to sway to old school hip hop and R&B tunes.

Keep The Party Going
The couple’s wedding reception party lasted until close to, a source told PEOPLE magazine at the time.

Gabby and Dwayne Weren’t The First…
…to ask guests to leave their devices behind before attending their wedding, that is. It was widely reported that on their big day, super private lovebirds Beyonce and Jay-Z requested their guests leave their Blackberries (yes, blackberries) at home.

Read more on Essence. 


  1. Amebo Boys

    April 5, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Awesome couple. ….

  2. Missykissy

    April 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

    These two just have Class over class over class #respect

  3. zee

    April 5, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Toyin can learn a thing or two frm dis couple especially abt keeping yur rship private n not telling everybody on d internet yur business!

    • seyi

      April 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

      you,what did you learn?

  4. Natu

    April 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Power couple!!!

  5. viv

    April 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

    way to go!! Def my kind of wedding!!

  6. Sajari

    April 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

    the are so beautiful together

  7. God's Gold

    April 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    I had no bridal train. I kept my wedding simple. Most of our money went into post wedding investments -land -property in the UK, building our business and respective careers. If you have a massive wedding what about your child dedication and other celebrations to come.

    • Na wa

      April 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      If a couple can afford a big wedding, it is their choice. I don’t understand why people seem to slag it off. If you choose to have a simple wedding and have no bridal train it’s fine, if you choose to have an extravagant one with a long bridal train it is also fine, as long as you can afford it. Just do you. And by afford it, i am not referring to thieving Nigerian politicians….

    • God's Gold

      April 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      The bone of contention is that a lot of people owe after an extravagant wedding. The financial pressure puts a strain on the marriage and can contribute to the dissolve of the marriage. The point is many people in Nigeria are having weddings they cannot afford and it is affecting their post married life. Most people can afford to borrow millions of Naira from the bank, the point is it a wise investment???

  8. Choices

    April 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Congratulations to this beautiful, talented and super successful couple. I don’t want a big wedding either, just family and friends who have been there for me in one way or another and vice versa. However, 40 guests will be small for me.

  9. Ama (Ghana)

    April 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    And what are people going to learn from this? This is pointless and dumb.

  10. TGAmNotNigerian

    April 5, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    and this is exactly how am going to get married in future.
    Quiet and small.
    She is rich and could have had a loud wedding but as simple and classy as she is she kept it small. Can a wealthy rich Nigerian even do that.

    No –

    cos yall too fcking loud and empty barrels make the most noise

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