But in November 2017, Murphy, a volunteer firefighter, was killed by an alleged drunk driver while he was helping a crash victim near his home in IN, reports the Daily Mail. Her fiancé, Kendall Murphy, was killed in November 2017 while responding to a crash scene in Daviess County, Fox 59 reported.
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.
As Kendall opened the passenger door of his auto to get his protective gear, he was struck by the speeding vehicle and died immediately.
After Murphy died, his mother and Padgett made a decision to still push through with their booking for September 29, the day of their wedding. Her aim was to help Jessica heal while honouring Kendall at the same time.
Ms Padgett told Global News the two hour photoshoot was an "emotional rollercoaster". "I had to take a break for a second because I was just crying so much from that", Padgett recalled.
The photos, which show a teary Padgett donning her gown, having her makeup applied, and posing with family and friends, have since gone viral.
The photos have since been shared over 26,000 times on Facebook.
Kendall Murphy was killed in November 2017 while responding to a crash scene as a volunteer firefighter in Indiana
"She made broken look so lovely and strong look invincible".
"I wanted to be where he was at".
The site of Murphy's grave. She was supposed to marry her fiancé Kendall Murphy.
The Montgomery Fire Station, which he worked for, and St. Peter Catholic Church helped to "paint the town red" to honour him.
The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service honored Kendall on Sunday in Washington, DC.
The touching photos were taken by Mandi Knepp of * a href="https://www.facebook.com/Loving-Life-Photography-142206792609300/?tn-str=k*F" *Loving Life Photography and posted on Facebook.