(ABC) — 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 bracing for a crash landing.
Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse had just exchanged their wedding vows thousands of feet in the air.
Now, they were on their sides, stranded, in a stranger’s backyard.
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,” says Jonathan.
The balloon hit a fence, skidded through some trees, 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,” adds Kerin.
Making the ordeal all the more terrifying, the bride’s dream of a mid-air wedding was actually the groom’s worst nightmare. It turns out he’s scared of heights.
One of the balloon’s occupants suffered a minor back injury and was transported to a local hospital as a precaution. No other injuries were reported.
The couple continued on to their reception