Autoform Bootstrap Modal Submit - not working


I am experiencing an odd issue with an autoform inside a modal. I am using the peppelg:bootstrap-3-modal package alongside autoform/simple-schema.

in my template i have:

{{#autoForm id="placeForm" schema=placeSchema class="form-new-place"}}
  	<div class="modal-content">
  		<div class="modal-header">
  			<button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-hidden="true">&times;</button>
  			<h4 class="modal-title">Add a New Place(click)</h4>
  		<div class="modal-form">
  			<div class="modal-body">
  				<div class="row">
  						{{> afQuickField name="Name"}}
  			</div> <!-- end modal-body -->
  		<div class="modal-footer">
  			<button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary" id="save">Save</button>
  			<button type="button" class="btn btn-default" data-dismiss="modal">Cancel</button>

In the .js backing the template I have:{

“submit form”: function(event, template){
console.log(“form submit”);

“click #save”: function(event, template){
// event.preventDefault();
console.log(“Clicked submit”);

}); // end events

The modal is being called from the parent Template via an event:

‘click .new-place-modal’: function(event, template){


With the above configuration - the modal is rendered properly, validation runs, but no actual submit event occurs - I also tried with the click event which always fires whether the form is valid or not.

If I replace the autoform, with a standard HTML form, then the submit event runs no issue (but then I have to implement validation manually which I’m hoping to avoid)…

Not sure why the submit event will not run…