They virtually obtained away with it.
Able to make their romance official six years in, Beyoncé and Jay-Z had set a date (April 4, a nod to their shared love of the quantity 4 and their Sept. 4 and Dec. 4 birthdays) and an ultra-exclusive, VIPs-only location: His seventh-floor 13,500-square-foot penthouse in New York Metropolis’s moneyed Tribeca neighborhood.
She had a gown; he selected a tux and, with a complete crew at their disposal—the 52-time Grammy winners in fact being the very definition of an influence couple—it was simple sufficient to drag collectively the flowers, the DJ, the tent and all sundry wedding ceremony requisites.
There was simply one small—however very essential—element that wanted tending to.
Making an attempt to quietly procure the required marriage license simply forward of the 24-hours-before deadline, they traveled to Scarsdale, N.Y., some 25 miles north of his metropolis digs, on April 1, 2008, in hopes of flying below the radar.