Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, were married in a secret ceremony around 6 p.m. on Saturday. The couple's nuptials took place at the National Archives in Washington D.C. according to Vanity Fair. They stood before the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings pronounced them man and wife.
Scarborough and Brzezinski have managed to keep their relationship out of any discussion that takes place on their popular news program, even after becoming engaged in France last year. They have successfully managed to keep their romance out of the limelight by rarely being spotted or photographed together at any kind of event. In keeping with their penchant for privacy, Washington D.C. on Thanksgiving weekend was chosen as the time and place for their marriage because the capital city was largely deserted as politicians and government workers head home to spend the weekend with friends and family and because it worked well with the school schedules of their combined six children, all from other marriages. In addition, vendors for the occasion were not told the identity of the couple ahead of time, reservations were made under a friend's name, and invitations were by phone instead of by mail. Even those who were invited didn't know where the ceremony would take place until Saturday.