But that was no ordinary hot air balloon crash in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. last night. It was a wedding proposal, gone horribly wrong!

Exclusive interview with couple engaged in a hot air balloon, then made an emergency landing at Cardiff Beach #NBC7

— Spencer Thornburg (@NBCphotog) October 6, 2014

Watch: Hot Air Balloon Heads for Waves in Emergency Landing: A romantic ride took an unexpected turn, drifting off…

— Hilton Head News (@hiltonhead_news) October 6, 2014

He asked her to marry him, but then the hot air balloon broke and they drifted out to sea only to be rescued by surfers in the area. How romantic?

Video quickly made its way to Twitter:

Hot air balloon headed straight into the ocean off Cardiff Beach! Story at 11 on @ABC7 #sandiego #losangele

— Gisela M Perez (@GiselaMPerezTV) October 6, 2014

Hot air balloon lands in the ocean at Cardiff Beach in #Encinitas. Everyone ok! (video via Natalie Fischer):

— Julie Sone (@ABC7JulieSone) October 6, 2014

I just uploaded "Hot Air Balloon Rescue" to Vimeo:

— Sim Barhoum (@SimBarhoum) October 6, 2014

And here’s a view from the shore:

Twitchy would like to wish the happy couple the best of luck on their new life together. And from the looks of it, they’re going to need it.



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