Bride visits late fiancé’s grave on would have been their wedding day

Clay Curtis
October 11, 2018

Jessica Padgett chose to honour their wedding day by visiting the grave of her husband-to-be Kendall James Murphy, a firefighter who was killed in a vehicle accident in November a year ago, aged just 27.

The Indiana woman was planning to marry her fiance, Kendall Murphy, on September 29, CBS4 reported.

Mr Murphy (pictured with his fiancée) was killed when a colleague who was allegedly over the drink-drive limit crashed a fire engine during a roadside rescue.

As he stepped out of his vehicle to get his protective clothing, Blake rear-ended another truck with is own, which moved forward and hit Kendall.

The heart-wrenching pictures taken by Loving Life Photography show her go through a number of emotions.

Kendall's mother came up with the idea for Jessica to take wedding photos to help with the healing process.

Another volunteer firefighter who also responded to the scene allegedly turned up drunk, with a reported blood alcohol content level of.21 percent, which is nearly three times the legal limit.

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Ms Padgett told Global News the two hour photoshoot was an "emotional rollercoaster".

Photos showed Padgett embracing friends and family as they helped her put on her wedding dress.

In another photo shared by Padgett on Facebook, a photo of her wearing her wedding dress can be seen.

'She made broken look handsome and strong look invincible. The final stop was Murphy's grave.

"I wanted to be where he was at". Family and community members accompanied her as she paid tribute to her late fiancé.

Mr Murphy was one of five IN firefighters who were honoured at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service IN Washington DC.

The photos were posted to the Loving Life Photography Facebook page, with the photographer captioning them: "She made broken look lovely and strong look invincible".

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