Jon Pardi definitely had quite the party as he married the love of his life, Summer Fawn Duncan, in a private ceremony in Tennessee Saturday evening (November 21).
The 35-year-old singer tied the knot with his longtime love, 31, after postponing their vows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While they originally planned to get married in Montana around a bigger group of friends and family, they opted for a quieter vow exchange at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro, just outside of Nashville.
“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,'” Duncan said to People about the perfect venue the couple decided upon. “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.”
One of Pardi’s stylists over the years, John Murphy, wed the couple during an intimate ceremony featuring only the closest of friends and family.
“He knows us so well. With it being such a special moment, we wanted someone who knows us inside and out and who we feel a connection with,” Duncan explained to People.
Pardi and Duncan met years ago in May of 2017 after one of Duncan’s hairstyling clients set the two up together. They got engaged in October of 2019, and planned to have the wedding of their dreams a little more than six months later before the pandemic changed their plans.
All along, Pardi knew Duncan was the right one for him and has waited years to make her his wife ever since.
“Summer was love at first sight for the first time ever in my life,” Pardi said to People. “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.”
Fans can stream Pardi’s Heartache Medication album, which is available now.