Symone Sanders has had a banner year. First as anchor on her own show and now as a gorgeous bride!

Symone Sanders

After a yearlong engagement, the MSNBC host wed Shawn Townsend in surprise Washington, D.C. ceremony.

They began their happily ever after at Embassy Row's historic Larz Anderson House.

Symone Sanders Weds 

she and Townsend were planning to wed in Mexico this summer. But it seems that the busy host has other plans.

The couple exchanged vows in front of about 100 family and friends, only a few who knew they were at a wedding. Townsend called the bride his "ride-or-die"

Townsend said, "It's the moments behind closed door that we've shared." "Whether it is me complaining about

Real Housewives or a political debate, or even photobombing my Zoom conversations. It's a time that is well spent.

Symone Sanders Weds 

Sanders pledged to be "always there" for her husband. She said, "To put it in simple terms, you're probably the best man that I know."

"I am very grateful for all that you do. You are the most thorough person I have ever met. You are so generous. You are so kind.