A singer is planning a honeymoon with her 'ghost' despite a, "awkward" wedding night allegedly involving the spirit of Marilyn Monroe. Brocarde hopes it will help reignite the spark after his wandering eye caused issues.
The 39-year-old, of Oxford, says she first met the ghost of Edwardo, who she believes was in his mid-40s, in February 2021. As their love progressed, she wrote a song for him called Haunted.
And she walked down the aisle to the song at the Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London, on Halloween this year. But their wedding night ended in tears when, she said, Edwardo apparently made suggestive comments about their guest Monroe.
Brocarde said: “During the wedding planning, Edwardo had suggested that we invite other ghosts like Elvis and Henry VIII but I didn’t like the sound of that. Instead, we left it as an open invite to past souls.
“The ghost of Marilyn Monroe was present and at the reception, Edwardo made an inappropriate comment about her looking hot. I was just like ‘wow, really? It’s our wedding day’.
“The comment completely ruined the evening. We had a beautiful room booked with a four-poster bed, rose petals and candles but the comment had left a sour taste in my mouth and the wedding night ended up being a little bit awkward, not the night of amazing passion I had hoped for.”
It derailed the romance slightly, she admits. But they're now back on track and planning a honeymoon.
“Edwardo is very unpredictable so it’s just typical that he’d ruin our wedding by eyeing up Marilyn, but I’m hoping a honeymoon will make up for it," she said. Brocarde admits that before meeting the Victorian soldier, she did not have strong beliefs in the paranormal.
But one night during lockdown, as the rain poured down outside, she said she felt an "intense heat" that passed through her whole body. "I reached over to turn the light on so I could see what was happening but as I reached out, something propelled my hand away," she said.
“I had tears running down my face. Everything went cold and I heard a voice whisper in my ear, ‘I love you’. I was in a state of shock for ages, just trying to piece together what had happened.”
Brocarde says that over the next few weeks, she started having visions of a Victorian man named Edwardo. He began to appear to Brocarde more frequently and she says he made his intentions clear.
“He looked like he was in his mid-40s and I had a vision of how he died, by falling down a well. Our relationship evolved over time," she said.
“His appearances were sporadic and very emotionally driven. Although he wasn’t present with me in the physical sense, he was very emotionally present with me.
“We could communicate to each other through telepathy and the flickering of candlelight. I knew he had strong feelings for me, especially as he’d told me he loved me the first time we met.”
And on November 5, 2021, Brocarde received an unconventional proposal from beyond the grave, she said.
She said: “I was lying in bed one night and felt scratching on my face. I reached over and felt what I realised to be an engagement ring that had been left on my pillow.
“I picked it up and walked into the bathroom to have a shower, and love hearts appeared in the steam on the glass. I knew at that point that this was Edwardo’s way of proposing, and I accepted by putting the ring on my finger.”
The singer decided against having her family and friends witness the nuptials. “We chose to elope and keep the wedding for ourselves, so I didn’t have to worry about other people’s opinions and judgments," she said.
And Brocarde hopes a honeymoon in the future will reignite their spark. “I feel a bit short-changed after the wedding night so I’m hoping a special trip will make up for it," she said.