Hot air balloon wedding crashes into neighborhood
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NBC) -- Jonathan and Karen Narciss had a wedding they won't soon forget -- but if they do, there’s video to remind them.
Right after the San Diego couple got married in a hot air balloon, they were wedding crashers. A gust of wind blew their wedding party into a fence in a suburban neighborhood.
“The minister married us although I don't actually think we said I do, but we said - yeah we did... And so you know we're crashing into a fence and killing a tree and…you know I said ‘Jesus’ about 4 or 5 thousand times,” recalled Jonathan Narciss.
The wind swung the balloons basket like a pendulum, forcing the pilot to make a crash landing. Mark Carlisle saw it from his backyard.
“I heard a lot of screaming so we ran out there as fast as we could and found a bride and groom and wedding party, and a bunch of very relieved people,” said Carlisle.
Although there was no significant damage, to any homes in the neighborhood crews had to work through the night to get the enormous balloon off of a roof.
Despite the bumpy landing and a few scrapes and bruises, the newlyweds remained in good spirits in what was the second marriage for both.
“I was laughing," said Jonathan.
“We are adventurers. I've always said if I ever get married again I am going to get married in a hot air balloon,” said Karen Narciss.
“She told me that she had dreamed about our wedding and we were getting married in a hot air balloon and I said I’m scared of heights...I won't tell you the rest of what I said but I went up in the balloon. When you love someone...,” said Jonathan Narciss.
A bumpy start but smooth sailing towards a new life and memories they'll never forget.
The good news is no one suffered any serious injuries and the couple was off on their honey moon with quite a story to tell!