A Modern Adolphus Affair Proves that Second Weddings Can Be Showstopping Too

Emma Grant & Fowler Abercrombie
April 30, 2022

Emma Grant and Fowler Abercrombie agree on almost everything. (The day of their first date is a matter for debate.) So after a wild few years that included a health scare, a cross-country move, and a global pandemic, the couple was very much on the same page about what their wedding should be. “The whole idea was bringing our family and friends together,” says Emma. The couple looked to planner Lindsey Brunk to set the sophisticated scene on the 19th floor of the Adolphus Hotel. “They wanted a modern, fresh palette, which would allow red florals to be the star,” says the designer and planner. Still, she says, the spotlight remained on loved ones: “Fowler’s daughter gave a surprise toast, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

Emma Grant & Fowler Abercrombie's Wedding Table Setting Decor

The Right Red

The couple asked for a monochromatic palette of bold reds with hints of slate gray. Simple glass vessels put the focus on the florals. “I didn’t want any distractions from the flowers,” Lindsey says. “The tables are elegant and restrained but also vibrant.”

Emma Grant & Fowler Abercrombie's Wedding Altar Hotel Site

Dutiful Display

The couple worked with Moss Floral Design to create an artful altar installation featuring brass work and an abundance of florals. “Our ceremony happened right at dusk, so it helped shape the light coming in through the windows,” explains Emma.


  • Ceremony/Reception Site:

    The Adolphus

  • Photographer

    Jennefer Wilson for Charla Storey Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Peter Langner

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

  • Hair & Makeup

    Jones Beauty & Co.

  • Bridesmaid Dress Designer


  • Flowers

    Moss Floral Design

  • Stationery


  • Cake

    Fancy Cakes by Lauren

  • Catering

    The Adolphus

  • Music

    LeForce Entertainment

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Rentals

    BBJ La Tavola

  • Wedding Rentals

    POSH Couture Rentals

  • Wedding Planner & Designer

    Lindsey Brunk

  • Rings

    Diamonds Direct

  • Hueb Diamond Earrings

    Neiman Marcus

  • Acrylic Seating Chart

    The Confetti Home

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