January 8 (RIA Novosti) – The term “wedding crasher” took on a whole new meaning in San Diego, California, when a couple’s dream of exchanging their vows aboard a hot air balloon ended abruptly as a gust of wind sent the balloon crashing to the ground.
“Fortunately we didn’t end our marriage the day we began it,” Jonathan Narcisse told Channel 7 News in San Diego about the memorable wedding he experienced with his new wife Kerin.
The bride and groom, who were aboard the hot air balloon Monday with 12 friends and family members, had just said their “I dos” when the windy conditions swung the balloon’s basket like a pendulum and brought them crashing down onto the ground near a home.
“It was so much cooler than just landing on a field and rolling out of a balloon and getting into a van,” Jonathan Narcisse told Channel 8 News in San Diego. “It just sort of ended the fairy tale.”
The harrowing scene was caught on video by one of the passengers, showing those in the basket bracing for the landing. The basket bounced three times and tore through a fence before coming to a sudden stop.
No one was seriously hurt in the crash, and one person was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for mild back pain.
Although their wedding didn’t end quite like they thought it would, the groom said the adventurous couple still “had a blast.”
“It was fun....On our anniversary next year we have to skydive,” he said.
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