How The Pandemic Almost Ruined Jon Pardi's Wedding To Summer Duncan

When country singer Jon Pardi proposed to his girlfriend of two years, Summer Duncan, in October of 2019, the couple had no way of knowing their nuptials would be put on hold due to COVID-19 (via Country Music Nation). Like so many other people who hoped to get married in 2020, the star and his longtime love had to change their wedding plans, with Duncan telling People the two originally hoped to tie the knot over Memorial Day weekend.

"Originally we were getting married in Montana in May, which was going to be unreal," the hopeful bride lamented, adding, "We had an entire lodge rented out for three days for a wedding weekend extravaganza with events daily, a spa, chefs ..." Duncan went on to share, "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."

The good news is that love won, and the couple wed this past weekend, albeit under completely different circumstances.

What Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan's revised wedding plans looked like

Instead of Montana, the couple, who both say they fell in love at first sight, stayed closer to home and said "I do" at a Tennessee reception venue Pardi fell in love with while attending a friend's wedding previously. "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," Duncan revealed to People.

The guest list for the nuptials was small, and included just immediate family and a few close friends — all were tested for COVID-19 before the wedding, and every possible precaution was taken. But Duncan added, "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."

Despite the major change in plans, Duncan shared exclusive photos of the wedding on her Instagram, captioning the magical shots, "Best day of my life."