A newlywed couple got off to a bumpy start after a hot air balloon carrying the two and a basket full of friends crashed in San Diego moments after the wedding ceremony.

The sunset wedding was meant to be a unique ceremony involving about a dozen friends, but a strong gust of wind sent the balloon into a neighbourhood backyard.

An amateur video aboard the balloon captured all the action as it hit the ground, bouncing a few times before coming to a stop.

A fire-rescue department spokesman said one of the people onboard suffered a minor back injury.

The married couple wasn't hurt and laughed off the situation afterwards.

With files from The Associated Press