Thu, 09 Aug 2012 08:21:10 GMT | By Melody Oei
Secret celebrity weddings

Jay-Z and Beyonce

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It must have been thrilling for the A-list power couple to secretly exchange vows in front of a close circle of 40 friends and family members including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Chris Martin at Jay-Z's penthouse in New York City in 2008.

Six months later, Beyonce told Essence magazine that she didn't want an engagement ring because: 'People put too much emphasis on that - it's just material and it's just silly to me.'