The couple was married while sitting on a swing dangling from a motorcycle on a tightrope. The pastor stood atop a fire service ladder nearly 50 feet above the ground.
A German couple got married Saturday while sitting on a swing 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground, dangling from a motorcycle perched on a tightrope.
The wedding took place in the town of Stassfurt, 160 kilometers (100 miles) southwest of Berlin.
The pastor stood in a cage atop a fire service ladder as he presided over the wedding of Jens Knorr and Nicole Backhaus, who were sitting on a swing.
The couple exchanged rings while in the air but for safety's sake waited until they had their feet back on the ground before kissing.
A long descent
More than 3,000 people witnessed the aerial wedding, which took place during a local festival.
The couple started out 45 meters in the air — on a wire hung on an angle between a tower and the old city wall of the eastern city of Stassfurt.
A trapeze artist drove the motorcycle carrying the swinging couple as it descended toward the waiting pastor 14 meters above the ground.
bik/rc (dpa, AP)