Monday, November 23, 2020
– Six months after they were first slated to do so in Montana, Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan tied the knot on Saturday in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Guests were tested for Covid-19 before their arrival.
Pardi's father and tour manager, Trey Wilson, was his groomsman. Duncan's two best friends from California and Nashville served as bridesmaids.
Pardi's friend and stylist, John Murphy, officiated at the wedding. Pardi and Duncan wrote their own vows.
"With so much of our families being in California we had to make the tough decision to downsize (drastically) twice," Duncan told People, "and we ended up with a small group of just our immediate family and closest friends in town. We hope to eventually have a 'wedding tour' as Jon calls it and celebrate with all our family and friends in California, Nashville and Texas.
"Originally we were getting married in Montana in May, which was going to be unreal. We had an entire lodge rented out for three days for a wedding weekend extravaganza with events daily — a spa, chefs — but then Covid-19 hit, and that all went away."
Pardi and Duncan knew of the venue from attending a previous wedding there. "When we walked into their wedding, Jon was like, 'This is the most amazing wedding and venue ever,'" she said. "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."
The couple met in 2017 through Pardi's mother, who thought the two would hit it off. A hairstylist from Northern California, where Pardi grew up, Duncan went to Denver to see Pardi at the Grizzly Rose. Pardi proposed to her in October 2019 as the grand finale of his second sold-out show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.