Wedding ceremony in hot air balloon comes to a crashing halt

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -  It was supposed to be a romantic sunset wedding in a hot air balloon - but romance quickly turned to fear.

The couple and 11 others including their wedding party and the balloon's operator had to brace for a crash landing.

Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse had just exchanged their wedding vows thousands of feet in the air.

A cell phone video from a member of the wedding party recorded the crash on her cell phone.

The newlyweds had no idea what was happening.

"Couple times he tried to land, we floated over. We kept missing landings spots. Next thing you know we're descending and I'm thinking how is he going to land here because there's no place to land," Jonathan Narcisse said.

The balloon hit a fence, skidded through some trees and then stopped.

"I got a little worried when we hit the fence and I thought well, if the fence doesn't stop us then we're going down this hill," making the ordeal all the more terrifying.  The bride's dream of a mid-air wedding was actually the groom's worst nightmare.  Turns out he's scared of heights.  "I am terrified!"  Kerin Narcisse said.

One of the balloon's occupants suffered a minor back injury and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

No other injuries were reported.

The couple continued on to their reception.

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