Leslie wanted to give back when she contacted David Root of Petals for Patriots. Root regularly made free flower deliveries to veterans at Naval Medical Center San Diego in Balboa Park. Terry’s fiancé, an Army Airborne Ranger who lost both legs above the knee in Afghanistan, was a patient there until recently, and Terry decided it would be nice to order their wedding flowers from Root’s shop.

Instead, Root asked Terry to design her dream wedding, then reached out to his local bridal industry contacts to make her dream event come true. Nearly 20 vendors had agreed to contribute everything from a cake to photography to makeup artistry and hair styling for a memorable celebration.

(Article by Diane Bell – San Diego Union Tribune)

Consultant: Geneene Thornton, Celebrations Event Planning
Location: Marcy Melley, The Prado at Balboa Park
Floral Design: David Root
Officiant: Rev. Deborah Young, A Ceremony of Elegance
Bakery: Teresa Johnson, Grove Pastry Shop
Specialty Linens: Mercedes Moreno, Event Supplier, Inc.
DJ: Gary Kelley, The Kelley Company
Transportation: Michael Gunnerson, Rolls Livery
Photo Booth: Neil Torr, ePod Events
Photography: Ben Aguirre Photography
Videography: David Cannon, Cannon Video