Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan have tied the knot! The couple married on Saturday (November 21) in Murfressboro, Tennessee, after canceling their Memorial Day weekend wedding due to COVID-19, People reports.
"Originally we were getting married in Montana in May, which was going to be unreal," Duncan told the publication. "We had an entire lodge rented out for three days for a wedding weekend extravaganza with events daily, a spa, chefs ... But then COVID hit, and that all went away. With the sudden postponement — and Jon still having a full tour schedule — we were very limited with available dates."
"We had a friend who was married at Saddle Woods last year, and when we walked into their wedding, Jon was like, 'This is the most amazing wedding and venue ever,'" she continued. "So when we had to cancel our destination wedding, they were naturally the first venue we called when we knew we had to keep things closer to home. There's never a right time in 2020 to get married, so after all the planning and replanning we were just happy we got to do it."
Only a small group of close friends and family, all of whom took a COVID-19 test ahead of time, attended the ceremony. The couple plans to eventually have a "wedding tour" to celebrate with family in Nashville, California and Texas.
Pardi's dad and tour manager, Trey, served as groomsman, while Duncan's two best friends from California and Nashville were her bridesmaids. Pardi's longtime friend and stylist, John Murphy, married the couple.
"He knows us so well," Duncan said of Murphy. "With it being such a special moment, we wanted someone who knows us inside and out and who we feel a connection with."
For the special day, Summer created a custom gown she describes as "very classic, sleek and timeless- but with a flair." Meanwhile, Pardi wore an Aaron McGill-designed tuxedo.
Pardi and Duncan chose an unreleased song by Pardi, "Look At You," for their first dance. According to People, the country singer wrote the song for Duncan this past June in California and recorded it earlier this month.
Pardi, 35, proposed to Duncan, a 31-year-old hairdresser, in October 2019 during his sold-out show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. They first met in May 2017, when Duncan's client set them up. "Within the first five minutes of meeting Jon, it was game over for me," Summer said. I texted my mom, 'Sell my house, sell my car, send my dog.'"
"Summer was love at first sight for the first time ever in my life," Pardi said. "She was the first girl I've ever dated where I felt like she had my back and that we really are a team. Summer is stunningly beautiful to look at, but that doesn't compare with her heart and how caring she is. We have the most fun together — in any situation — and we laugh constantly."
Congrats to the sweet couple!
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