Beyonces Engagement Ring and Beyonces Wedding have the "Wow Factor!"

Beyonces engagement ring and wedding: The stunningly sexy singer/actress Beyonce Knowles (aka just "Beyonce") broke many a man's heart when she secretly got married to rapper Shawn Corey Carter (aka "Jay-Z") on April 4, 2008. Manhattan's Tribeca penthouse was the scene of the intimate marriage ceremony. The couple used a bit of cleverness in setting the marriage date; Carter was born on December 4th and Beyonce on September 4th.

On the guest list were immediate family members of the couple along with some celebrity friends including the other two members of Beyonce's group Destiny's Child and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The ceremony was performed by Beyonces wedding minister from Houston, who was flown in by her especially for this ceremony.

The flower arrangement alone for Beyonces wedding was stunning. According to Amy Vongpitaka, owner of Thailand-based Amy's Orchids, "The designer called us a week ago, and we had to move quickly. We used a total of 200 workers to cut and process 100,000 Dendrobium White orchids, and then we hand-chose the best 60,000." Then they had to ship them!

Both bride and groom were dressed to the nines, while all of the guests dressed in white (as did the bride; the groom wore gray). And,of course, there was the "bling bling" wedding ring that Beyonce received from Jay-Z: an 18-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring. The market value? It's estimated to be worth a cool $5 million.

Schwartz, who mainly caters to making jewelry for entertainment celebrities, says, "We make the metal so fine that the light shines through. Some people don't believe it's real."

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