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Love in the air: German couple takes vows atop a tightrope

3,000 people watched the wedding in the sky, which took place during a local festival

Bride Nicole Backhaus, left, and groom Jens Knorr, right, sit in a swing dangling under a motorcycle with artist Falko Traber, top, during their wedding ceremony. 

Berlin: A couple in eastern Germany have gotten married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage atop a fire service ladder presided over the wedding of Nicole Backhaus and Jens Knorr in the town of Stassfurt on Saturday.

The couple exchanged rings in the air but, for safety’s sake, waited until they were back on the ground to kiss.

The tightrope was stretched between the town wall and a tower, and the motorbike was ridden by Falko Traber, a member of a family of artists.

3,000 people watched the wedding in the sky, which took place during a local festival.

(With inputs from AP)

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