Brocarde, 38, a singer and songwriter from Oxfordshire, fell in love with Edwardo – the ghost of a Victorian soldier – last year after he appeared at her house.
Image: Jam Press/©Brocarde.com)
A singer about to marry a ghost has revealed their wedding day plans – but says she has been threatened with EXORCISMS by potential venues.
Brocarde, 38, a singer and songwriter from Oxfordshire, has spoken of the many obstacles she faces in marrying her partner Edwardo – the ghost of a Victorian soldier.
They met last year after he first appeared at her house and are now set to wed, despite their struggles to find a suitable property to marry.
“Edwardo and I are currently arguing over the date of the wedding,” Brocarde said.
“I want a summer wedding but he hates the heat and I secretly would like to melt him, but he disappears quite often like that.
“We haven’t come up with anything for weeks, so I’m going to design an Oujia chart of wedding dates, to see which one we’re both drawn to.
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“I swear he’s become a complete groomzilla and his list of demands is growing day by day.
“Edwardo has always had a temperamental nature, but nuptials seem to bring out the worst in him.”
The pair communicate through unique methods, with the ghost sending encrypted messages in the shower.
She said: “Edwardo always leaves subliminal messages in the shower and shows his emotions by sending hot and cold sensations through my body.
“Whatever I have to ask him, he finds a way to communicate back.
“It’s not just within the perimeters of what some people classify as ‘normal’ – but who wants normalcy?”
But it can be difficult for a human to marry a ghost, with the couple being banned from churches believing their romance is blasphemous.
Brocarde said: “Finding the venue is really tricky.
“We’ve been kicked out of a few churches and already threatened with exorcism, I want a huge white wedding but a lot of people just can’t see the vision.
“Edwardo has made a few appearances but there is an overwhelming feeling that he doesn’t feel comfortable in churches, it’s far too risky for him.”
She claims to have had “fascinating” discussions about religion and the paranormal with priests, but believes the church cannot publicly endorse such beliefs.
She added: “I refuse to consider typical rules and boundaries because this is not a typical romance.
“I applied a ‘DIY’ mentality to everything – I even designed my own wedding dress, which pays homage to the Victorian era.
“Edwardo insisted that I make him a Victorian three-piece suit and I toyed with some ideas but in the end, I just don’t see it.
“I’d rather he surprise me and pull out a mourning suit from his old wardrobe.”
The guest list is also difficult to compile, with many of Edwardo’s friends no longer alive and his best man “stuck in hell” (the literal version).
The couple also invite a few celebrities including the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and The Bard.
She said: “My dream is to have an eclectic combination of souls at the wedding.
“I have a blatant disregard for whether they’re classed as alive or dead – at this point it hardly seems relevant.
“We’re going to invite our favorite historical figures, like Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.
“William Shakespeare would be warmly welcomed, especially if he reads a sonnet, as long as he doesn’t re-enact Hamlet. On my special day, I don’t have four hours to devote to someone else’s drama.
“Edwardo desperately wants one of his comrades in arms to be his best man, but apparently he went to hell in 1875 for running an opium den.
“He has not been contactable since.
“There are so many hurdles to jump through in marrying a dead man.”
Brocade’s A-list guest list also includes King Henry VIII and Johnny Cash.
Edwardo proposed to the singer in November 2021, when she claimed to have found a diamond ring on her pillow after the couple had an argument.
She took the mysterious piece of jewelry as a romantic proposal and said “yes” to her spiritual lover.
She said: “One morning I woke up to find a ring on my pillow. He was digging into the side of my cheek – I felt like I had been stung by a bee or something – but when I touched my face, I felt the stone and the ring.
“I thought I was dreaming and I think I went back to sleep. When I woke up the ring was gone.
“I went to take a shower and noticed a question mark appear in the steam. I was convinced I was still half asleep, so I had a few espressos and continued my daytime.
“The next night the same thing happened, only this time I woke up to find the ring still there. Again question marks appeared in the steam from the shower.
“That’s when the penny fell – Edwardo was proposing.”
Although the ghost is furious at his appearance on ITV’s This Morning last year, she still wants him to feel like royalty on their big day.
After writing a love song to her beau on Halloween last year, which won her affection back, she plans to step up a gear for their big day.
She said, “I really tried to pull out all the stops and wrote her a magical wedding song, which I plan to walk down the aisle to.
“It has always been my dream to write my own wedding anthem and the paranormal and haunting element of Edwardo’s presence has provided me with so much inspiration.
“He really pushes me to the limit of creativity and challenges me to open my mind to a whole new world.
For Valentine’s Day, the couple have steamy plans, but Brocarde admits she’ll be the one who stays out of his pocket.
She added: ‘What really pisses me off is that I’m going to have to pay the bill, but it’s a cheap date because he doesn’t eat or drink in public.
“I asked Edwardo to take me for a scorching night of passion, but he promised that he will always be by my side wherever I travel.
“I want to see what he has in store for me and if I can really feel his presence.”