Michelle Branch is kicking off her marriage with a spooky start. The singer recently shared the strange story behind the wedding gift her fiancé, Patrick Carney, bought her.
In an Instagram caption alongside a photo of the brooch Carney bought her, Branch explained how she first spotted the item while picking up their wedding rings and proceed to ask the salesperson about the antique piece of jewelry.
“She started telling me that it’s Georgian (1750's roughly) and the oldest item in the store when suddenly Patrick jumps back exclaiming that the brooch, under glass, has just moved towards us about an inch and a half!” Branch wrote. "Literally falling out of the original box!"
You could easily reason it was a clumsy coincidence, but the mysterious moment didn’t stop there. “At the very same moment, the computer the sales woman was working on goes dark and completely crashes!” Branch reported.
The crescent moon and star brooch, and all its magical powers, seemed to chose them so, naturally, they took it home. “Of course, Patrick decides we have to have it and purchases it as my wedding gift!” Branch added.
But don't stress about the brooch's maybe bad juju; Branch assured her fans that she cleaned the brooch with sage already.
Branch and Carney's wedding has been a long time coming, as the two were engaged in July 2017 on the singer’s 34th birthday.
“Thank you for all the birthday love and wishes,” she wrote on Instagram sharing a photo of her vintage-looking ring. “Last night, right before I blew out my candles, @officerpatrickcarney asked me to marry him and then I had nothing left to wish for ✨❤️ 34 might be the best year yet.”
While the two dove into wedding planning, an even bigger surprise derailed their plans. In 2018, the couple found out they were expecting. "Well, we were just about to send out Save the Dates for our wedding in May when we got this little surprise,” Branch wrote under a video of a sonogram. “Wedding is postponed and Baby Carney is happening this summer! Patrick and I couldn’t be more excited!”
Between their baby boy Rhys James Carney, and Branch’s daughter, Owen Isabelle Landau, from her first marriage, it sounds like their ring bearer and flower girl positions are all filled. Let's hope they get them some less haunted gifts for the occasion though.