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Jeff and Allie Peterson (AP)
Jeff and Allie Peterson

Posted on Dec. 9, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Allie Chi and Jeff Peterson were married Aug. 18, 2012, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Bay View Restaurant in San Diego by the groom’s father, Steve Peterson.

The bride’s parents are Anna and Frank Chi of Elkhart, Ind. The groom’s parents are Linda Peterson and Steve and Luanne Peterson of Elkhart.

Kamady Rudd of Nashville, Ind., was maid of honor. Lizzy Andrysiak of South Bend, Ind., Helen Johnston of Bloomington, Ind., Jeanny Whu of McKinney, Texas, and Macayla Liford of Bedford, Ind., were bridesmaids. Addie Peterson of Naperville, Ill., was flower girl.

Josh Dickey of Elkhart was best man. Ryan McDougle of Elkhart, Justin Polt of Lancaster, Ohio, and Brian Peterson of Naperville were groomsmen. Harlow Reil of San Diego was ring bearer.

Jason Lille of Indianapolis and Patrick Chi of Elkhart were the ushers.

The couple decided to write their own vows and incorporated a time capsule with their ceremony.

The groom’s father performed the ceremony on the lawn of the San Diego bay.

The couple met at Harrison Landing in Elkhart as the groom was returning from his service as a Marine and the bride returned for summer break from Indiana University in Bloomington. They moved together to Nashville after the bride graduated and then found themselves on a West Coast adventure to San Diego. The groom proposed to Allie on her birthday at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego.