Jon Pardi Marries Summer Fawn Duncan

Jon Pardi and Summer Fawn Duncan are officially Mr. and Mrs.! The couple said “I do” on Saturday evening (Nov….

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 22, 2020

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Summer Fawn Duncan, Jon Pardi; Photo by Jamie Schramm/CMA

Jon Pardi and Summer Fawn Duncan are officially Mr. and Mrs.!

The couple said “I do” on Saturday evening (Nov. 21) at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. They were surrounded by a small group of family and friends after cutting their guest list twice due to the ongoing pandemic.

The couple originally planned to tie the knot in Montana in May, however, those plans were scrapped.

“Originally we were getting married in Montana in May, which was going to be unreal,” Duncan, 31, told PEOPLE. “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.”

After re-evaluating their guest list, Pardi and Duncan settled on the next best thing.

“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 explained. “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 bride and groom hope to someday celebrate with their friends and family across the country. Until then, they will enjoy each other.

“With so much of our families being in California we had to make the tough decision to downsize (drastically) twice, and we ended up with a small group of just our immediate family and closest friends in town,” Duncan went on to share. “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.”

Pardi and Duncan took extra safety precautions due to COVID, including testing all guests on-site and offering everyone custom “Parditime” masks to wear. They also swapped the buffet for a sit-down meal at tables that were spaced apart and had sanitation stations placed around the venue.

Jon and Summer got engaged in 2019 on the stage of the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. They initially met in 2017.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.