Beyoncé and Jay-Z were married on April 4, 2008, in a small private ceremony with 40 close friends and family members. The couple dated for six years before tying the knot.
The intimate, streamlined ceremony featured no best man and no maid of honor. The service took place in Jay-Z’s renovated penthouse, and the couple had 70,000 white orchids flown in from Thailand to serve as decorations.
The couple’s chosen wedding date had a special significance for both husband and wife. Both Jay-Z and Beyoncé were born on the fourth day of their birth months, in September and December respectively. They also met in 2002, which adds up to four in numerology. They both also have matching IV tattoos, signifying commitment to each other.