Couple Ties Knot In Air - Then Braces For Impact

By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: CBS News (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

(CBS News) Two newlyweds from San Diego crashed their own wedding Monday night. Literally.

Jonathan Narcisse said his wife Kerrin surprised him with a unique venue for their wedding, CBS News correspondent Terrell Brown reports.

"She said, 'I just went out and arranged for us to get married in a hot air balloon,' and I said, 'I'm scared of heights,' and she said, 'Oh I am too; it'll be fun,'" Jonathan Narcisse said.

But the trouble started shortly after the couple said "I do."

That's when a strong gust of wind took the balloon - and the entire wedding party - on an out-of-control ride.

"I thought it was pretty fast, and so we were all holding on in our stance to land, and it bounced like two or three times and then we're just being drugged by the balloon," Kerrin Narcisse said.

The balloon came to rest atop a suburban San Diego home. Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt, and no property was damaged.

"Unbelievable. We're all alive," a member of the wedding party said in a cell-phone video.

Despite all the panic on his wedding day Jonathan Narcisse said he wouldn't have done it any other way.

"It was so much cooler than just landing on a field and rolling out of the balloon and getting into a van," he said. "I mean, it just sort of ended the fairy tale."

© 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186052302 - wibw.com/a?a=186052302
Gray Television, Inc.