Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z arrived at Scarsdale Village Hall, N.Y., shortly after it opened at 9 a.m yesterday to get their marriage license, reports. The document is valid for 60 days.

“It was just the two of them,” an eyewitness says. “They were very polite and smiling as they filled out the paperwork. They were holding hands for a while. They looked really happy.”

Could their happiness be because the longtime couple is finally putting the constant wedding and split rumours to rest? Although a rep for Beyoncé, 26, had no comment and a rep for Jay-Z, 38, could not be reached, the courthouse trip is the first real indication that the pair — who first started dating in 2002 — will walk down the aisle.

Rumours of a wedding have long followed the couple, and Beyoncé has admitted to thinking about how it would happen. “I don’t know when I’ll want to get married,” she told Cosmopolitan in January 2006. “I never pictured myself as a bride, but after my sister’s wedding, I did start thinking about what kind of wedding I’d want. I don’t think I want a big one.”

A year later, she told InStyle, “Maybe me and my man will go away to an island; maybe we’ll go to a church. I have no idea.”

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