They nearly obtained away with it.
Ready 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 extremely-unique, VIPs-solely location: His seventh-flooring 13,500-sq.-foot penthouse in New York City’s spendy Tribeca neighborhood.
She had a costume; he selected a tux and, with a complete staff at their disposal, the 51-time Grammy winners the very definition of an influence couple, it was simple sufficient to drag collectively the flowers, the DJ, the tent and all sundry marriage ceremony requisites.
There was simply one small—however very essential—element that wanted tending to.
Trying to quietly procure the mandatory marriage license simply forward of the 24-hours-earlier than deadline, they traveled to Scarsdale, N.Y., some 25 miles north of his metropolis digs, on April 1 in hopes of flying beneath the radar.