Grieving bride wears wedding dress to fiance’s grave on wedding day

Grieving Indiana bride poses for wedding photos alone after firefighter fiancé is killed by drunk driver

IMAGES | Ind. bride takes wedding photos alone after fiancé killed

Kendall James Murphy was a firefighter from Montgomery Indiana, who was tragically killed in a auto accident in November 2017, aged 27.

Jessica Padgett took her wedding photos alone after her fiancé was killed by an alleged drunk driver previous year.

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. He had stepped out of the vehicle to retrieve his protective clothing, which was when Blake rear-ended another truck with his own, which eventually kept moving forward and hit Murphy.

It was meant to be the happiest day of her life. Her aim was to help Jessica heal while honouring Kendall at the same time.

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. "I had to take a break for a second because I was just crying so much from that", Padgett recalled.

Ms Knepp told CBS4 she would've done anything to help the grieving family.

She posed with family and friends and several of Kendall's belongings.

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Since the shoot, photos have been shared on social media resulting in a flood of responses.

"She made broken look so attractive and strong look invincible. I wanted to be where he was", said Jessica.

Then, at the gravestone of her late fiancé.

Padgett was joined by family and friends on the day, and both the maid of honour and best man delivered their speeches at Murphy's grave site.

Kendall Murphy was honoured at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Washington DC.

"Thank you everyone for making my wedding day special even though I didn't get to marry the man of my dreams", Padgett posted to Facebook the day after her planned wedding.

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