Baltimore author and activist D. Watkins and prosecutor Caron Brace married in an early-morning harborside ceremony last week.
“Woke up at 4 am, cleaned myself up and married my best friend at 6 am ..” Watkins tweeted the afternoon of Aug. 8. A photo accompanying the tweet showed a wedding cake, wine glasses, a minister and a smiling bride and groom. The wedding took place on the Canton waterfront, where he also proposed, Watkins later confirmed.
Watkins, 38, grew up and still lives in East Baltimore. An editor-at-large for Salon, lecturer at the University of Baltimore and founder of the BMORE Writers Project, he is the author of three books: “The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America,” “The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir” and “We Speak for Ourselves: A Word From Forgotten Black America.”
Brace is a prosecutor with the state’s attorney’s office who has held prominent roles in local government, previously serving as chief of staff to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and as a communications director and spokeswoman for former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
“The day was amazing,” Watkins said in a message sent three days into his marriage. “Married at 6 am— flew to Venice at 11 am, taking a train to Florence now.”
Baltimore Sun reporter Kevin Rector contributed to this article.