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Video: Wedding Party in Hot Air Balloon Crash Lands In Random Back Yard

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A San Diego couple and their wedding party found their joyful mile-high celebration deflated when the hot air balloon in which they were riding came to a crash landing into a stranger's back yard Monday.

Kerin and Jonathan Narcisse had finished their vows, as witnesses by six loved ones along for the ride, in a hot air balloon above the Rancho Penasquitos area of San Diego, when the balloon handler had trouble coming in for a graceful landing, according to 10 News in San Diego.

One of the witnesses had her trusty cellphone camera out to record what, literally, went down.

Apparently there had been multiple attempts to bring the balloon down in proper landing spots, but ultimately the balloon, which held 13 people total, crashed into the back of a private home.

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One person suffered minor injuries, and the crash did not cause property damage.

The couple eventually made it to the reception to celebrate their wedding day.

The groom revealed he was deathly afraid of heights, but went on with the plan to wed in the hot air balloon since that was the request of his new bride.