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Local flower shop donates to hometown hero's wedding

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Local hero Taylor Morris and his fiance Danielle Kelly are tying the knot this weekend.

Morris is a Cedar Falls native who was in the U.S. Navy before he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.
The explosion caused Morris to become a quadruple amputee.
 For their wedding, one local flower shop is helping to make it picture perfect.

KWWL's Jessica Hartman caught up with florists at Bancroft Flowers as they put the finishing touches on the bride's bouquet.

"Its priceless."
The cost & time spent doesn't matter to the florists at Bancroft. 
 "I am donating my time. They are good people; I don't know them personally, but their story is amazing and he is a veteran. My husband is a veteran and it means a lot," said florist Nancy Zaugg.

Bancroft might be a small locally owned flower shop, but they certainly have a big heart.

When Nancy Zaugg heard from a friend Taylor and Danielle were struggling to find fresh flowers; she immediately brought the idea to her colleges.

"Danielle was wanting to do yard work in exchange for people's flowers in their yards and so at that point we took it upon ourselves to see what she really wanted and get her what she really deserved," said florist Lauren Smith.

"And I thought, those kids need more than just something out of somebodies yard," said Bancroft owner Phil Batchelder.

 when Lauren Smith met with Danielle, "This was a big stress for her," said Smith.

  Now, after hours of work and countless stems of purple and white flowers, they are hoping for a fairy tale ending for a couple they say couldn't deserve it more.
"I hope it will be her dream come true," said Smith.

The shop created the brides bouquet, 10 bridesmaid bouquets, and 60 center-pieces; something that would have cost the bride and groom $500.

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