On March 6, 2016, we had the pleasure of hosting Marine Sgt. Toran Gaal’s wedding to his beautiful wife Lisa. Paradise Falls owners Col. Al and Cathie Ransom are huge supporters of Wounded Warriors and host an annual Wounded Warrior Wedding on their estate. Both Al and his wife Cathie personally select, with the help of Balboa Naval Hospital, a deserving couple that will receive an entirely free wedding celebration with a private ceremony and reception on the grounds of their wedding estates.
The wedding was magical and the love between Toran and Lisa was so evident. There were nods to every part of Lisa and Toran’s life throughout the ceremony and reception.
Lisa surprised Toran with a live performance of their song “You Save Me” by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Brett James. Lisa tracked him down via email and asked him to sing at their wedding. Brett was moved by their story and agreed to surprise Toran. He said that “this is the coolest chance he has gotten to play it anywhere”. He performed the song for their first dance alongside Greg White Jr., Toran’s friend, and fellow serviceman, who is an aspiring country singer.