This Blooming Nasher Garden Party Was Planned in Just 60 Days

Addison Fontein & James Currell III
May 8, 2021

Addison Fontein and James Currell’s love story began in Philadelphia, where she was in law school and he was working in banking. “I knew he was the one,” Addison remembers. James proposed in a sculpture garden in New Jersey, so it was only fitting that their wedding should take place in one, too—specifically, the gardens of Dallas’ Nasher Sculpture Center. Though they initially planned to postpone their May 8, 2021, wedding due to Covid, they decided two months out to see it through. “So we actually planned the wedding in 60 days,” laughs Addison. The choice ended up being the right one. Remembers the bride: “The best part of the day was being with loved ones and friends again, in a way that we really couldn’t for the previous year or so.”

Putting the “Me” in Menu

Guests enjoyed dinner al fresco in the Nasher Sculpture Center garden. James, a gifted cook, worked closely with the caterers to plan the menu, which included nods to his Spanish heritage (including Manchego cheese and Marcona almonds in the salad). Cheesesteak eggrolls were also served as a late-night snack to pay homage to his Philadelphia roots.



  • Ceremony/Reception Site

    Nasher Sculpture Center

  • Photographer

    Amy Karp Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Justin Alexander

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Gowns of Grace

  • Hair & Makeup

    Maitee Miles

  • Groom’s Attire: Mr. Tux

    Mr. Tux

  • Flowers

    Lizzie Bee’s Flower Shoppe

  • Stationery

    Kara Anne Paper

  • Cake

    Fancy Cakes by Lauren

  • Catering

    Wolfgang Puck Catering

  • Ceremony Music

    Magnolia Entertainment (ceremony)

  • Reception Music

    IDT Band (reception)

  • Videographer

    Greg Travers

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Rentals

    Lawson Event Rentals

  • Wedding Planner

    Meredith Commender

  • Wedding Planner

    Significant Events of Texas

  • Day-of Paper Goods

    Kate Wiseman Creative

  • Ceremony Audio/Photo Station

    LeForce Entertainment

  • Day-of Paper Goods

    Significantly Said

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