Jay-Z And Beyoncé Knowles make it official

Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z finally tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony at Jay-Z’s New York apartment, People.com reported early Saturday.

“It happened earlier this evening. Jay wanted it to be a really private affair — close friends and family,” an insider told the magazine.

The ceremony was followed by a lavish party at the apartment that was attended by the couple’s families and many celebrities according to People.com.

Last Tuesday, Jay and Beyoncé were reported to have secured a marriage license in Scarsdale, New York, a short car ride from their Manhattan home.

Many thought it was an April Fool’s Day joke.

The scoffers changed their tune quickly on Friday morning when a tent was erected at the top of Jay-Z’s building. Soon after flowers and candelabras were delivered to the downtown locale, according to People.com. The site also reported that waiters could be seen on the swank pad’s roof practicing service.

On Friday, a reverend and his wife were spotted outside Jay’s apartment, according to UsMagazine.com.

Early in the evening, guests including Jay’s mom, Gloria Carter; B’s father and manager, Mathew Knowles; her sister, Solange; Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow; and Beyoncé’s former bandmates in Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams were spotted by TMZ.com.

TMZ claims that cell phones were also banned.

Jay-Z is scheduled to perform in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Saturday night with Mary J. Blige for the Heart of the City Tour.

No official announcements or confirmations have been issued by the couple yet.

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