A heartbreaking photo of a grieving bride Jessica Padgett, kneeling in front of Kendall James Murphy’s grave, wearing her wedding dress on the day they were supposed to say ‘I do’.
Murphy, who was a firefighter for Montgomery, Indiana, was tragically killed in November 2017 when his colleague crashed his vehicle into three cars as they responded to a call.
In honor of her fiance’s memory, Jessica posed for several photos with Murphy’s boots, his tombstone, his firefighting gear and with loved ones.
The photos were taken by Loving Life Photography and shared on Facebook. The post has been shared more than 21,000 times.
In one tear-jerking image, Jessica is seen holding Murphy’s boots with his image photoshopped in place beside her and the photographer wrote in the caption of the photo.
“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.”
The maid of honor and best man both gave speeches before the family lit paper sky lanterns above Murphy’s gravesite.