Ind. bride takes wedding photos alone after fiancé killed

Sergio Conner
October 11, 2018

A woman from Indiana, United States (US), visited the grave of her late fiancé on the day they were supposed to have their wedding.

She thought it would be a good way to honor Murphy and help Padgett with the healing process. "I had to take a break for a second because I was just crying so much from that", Padgett recalled. Mandi told CBS4 she of course, agreed, and she said she would do anything to help.

Knepp shared photos from the wedding photo shoot last October 5, one of which showed Padgett kneeling before the grave of her fiancé's while wearing her wedding gown.

With her lacy wedding gown on, Padgett posed with family, friends and her fiance's firefighting gear.

Since the shoot, photos have been shared on social media resulting in a flood of responses. But, you know, if you miss them you were BLESSED.

In some of the photos Mr Murphy had been photoshopped into the background.

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The photographer wrote: 'She made broken look lovely and strong look invincible. "She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings", Ms Knepp wrote.

The site of Murphy's grave. "I wanted to be where he was", said Jessica.

The photoshoot has helped to bring Ms Padgett and Mr Murphy's family some closure. She was supposed to marry her fiancé Kendall Murphy.

The town of Montgomery also honored Kendall, deciding to light several buildings-including the Montgomery Fire Station and St. Peter Catholic Church-in a shade of red last week to honor his memory.

"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.

Murphy was one of five firefighters from IN honored at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday IN Washington.

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