A wedding in the clouds

August 6, 2008 6:17:38 AM PDT
It was their wedding day and the couple were in the clouds, strapped to the top of biplanes, reciting vows 1,000 feet above the English countryside.

The bride was in a full gown on the top wing of a red-and-white plane operated by a group of stunt pilots. The groom flew by her side on an identical plane. And the minister flew ahead of the couple atop a third plane, performing the service over an airborne communications system.

British TV footage shows the bride's dress fluttering wildly as the two shout out their vows over the airplanes' noise.

Special microphones relayed the ceremony to an airfield 90 miles west of London, where guests were waiting. Wind and rain cut the flight short, but the newlyweds say they had a blast.