Inside Weddings - - Weddings - May 14, 2016 Del Mar, Cal­i­for­nia | Pho­tographed by Triple Cord Pho­tog­ra­phy

May 14, 2016 Del Mar, Cal­i­for­nia Pho­tographed by Triple Cord Pho­tog­ra­phy


Every­one has one fam­ily that their par­ents have known for­ever. Lind­sey Hornbuckle’s father spent 20 years work­ing for Sean Lanni’s father be­fore Sean fol­lowed in his dad’s foot­steps. Yet some­how, Lind­sey and Sean did not in­ter­act un­til they were adults. Their meet­ing was in­evitable, though, as was their quick con­nec­tion bond­ing over mu­tual friends and sim­i­lar child­hood ex­pe­ri­ences. Around three years later, Sean be­gan plan­ning a hol­i­day pro­posal, vis­it­ing a fam­ily jew­eler close with his par­ents, and meet­ing with the father of his fu­ture bride to se­cure his bless­ing. “Since we work to­gether, I think he knew what it was re­gard­ing as we didn’t have any busi­ness to dis­cuss,” Sean re­veals. On De­cem­ber 22, 2014, he took Lind­sey on a quick tour of the be­gin­ning of their re­la­tion­ship – where they first met and where they had their first date – be­fore sur­pris­ing her with a pri­vate chef at their home. “Af­ter our din­ner, he said he had a Christ­mas gift for me – and got down on one knee!” ex­claims the bride.



Eric Ben­si­mon

Bri­dal Gown/Sa­lon

Os­car de la Renta - cer­e­mony & re­cep­tion

Monique Lhuil­lier - af­ter-party Brides­maid Gowns

White Run­way


Lisa Lippe for De­tails De­fined En­ter­tain­ment

Alika Nako’oka

Divisi Strings

The Mighty Un­touch­ables

Flo­ral De­sign

Stu­dio Fiore


Ermenegildo Zegna; Ted Baker Hon­ey­moon

Four Sea­sons Re­sort Mal­dives at Lan­daa Gi­raavaru In­vi­ta­tions/Cal­lig­ra­phy

Wendy Ware


Kazanjian Di­a­monds

Light­ing De­sign

Peter­son Event Light­ing


APR Fine Linens

Moth­ers’ Gowns

Os­car de la Renta

Roberto Cavalli


Triple Cord Pho­tog­ra­phy


Boys & Girls Clubs of South­ern Ne­vada; Gearys; Neiman Mar­cus Wil­liams-Sonoma


Hire El­e­gance


Manolo Blah­nik


Os­car de la Renta


Fair­mont Grand Del Mar Videog­ra­phy

Colin Pre­gent

Both na­tives of Las Ve­gas, Ne­vada, Lind­sey and Sean didn’t want to have a ball­room wed­ding, which is the stan­dard in their home­town. As the Lanni fam­ily is pas­sion­ate about horse rac­ing, they’ve had a home in Del Mar, Cal­i­for­nia, for years. Since the lo­ca­tion was only an hour-long flight or five-hour drive away, the sea­side town made for a con­ve­nient and sen­ti­men­tal spot for a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding. “Del Mar is my hus­band’s fa­vorite place in the world,” Lind­sey gushes. “It is such a slice of heaven hid­den away from ev­ery­thing!” With the help of a lo­cal con­sult­ing team, De­tails De­fined, and her fam­ily, the bride be­gan plan­ning the wed­ding she had dreamed of since age six.

The af­ter­noon cer­e­mony fea­tured a ro­man­tic dis­play of can­dles and ivory blos­soms, with just a hint of pink and yel­low de­tails. Though nei­ther the bride nor groom had fa­mil­ial tra­di­tions to bring to the ser­vice, there was one per­son they knew they had to in­clude. “Our Mon­signor played a sig­nif­i­cant role in my late fa­therin-law’s life and we wanted him to of­fi­ci­ate the cer­e­mony,” Lind­sey con­fides. Vi­o­lin­ists played con­tem­po­rary hits for the pro­ces­sional: brides­maids strolled to El­lie Gould­ing’s “Love Me Like You Do” while the bride walked down the aisle to “Sweet Dis­po­si­tion” by The Tem­per Trap – “One of our fa­vorite songs!” she notes. The cou­ple’s per­son­al­ity was on dis­play dur­ing a vow ex­change that was as full of laugh­ter as it was of tears.

Guests moved out­doors for an al­fresco din­ner fea­tur­ing al­ter­nat­ing square and round ta­bles. Each dis­played an ar­range­ment of cream pe­onies, vanilla ra­nun­cu­lus blooms, and ver­dant green­ery. The head and square ta­bles had lush flo­ral run­ners while the round ta­bles held more tra­di­tional cen­ter­pieces. Af­ter the new­ly­weds shared a dance to Louis Arm­strong’s ren­di­tion of the French clas­sic “La Vie En Rose,” the father of the bride re­vealed a sur­prise he ar­ranged. Long ago, he had heard Is­rael “Iz” Ka­makawiwo’ole’s med­ley of “Some­where Over the Rain­bow/What a Won­der­ful World” and knew it was the tune he would dance to with his daugh­ter at her wed­ding. When the time came, he flew out a rel­a­tive of the late Hawai­ian singer to per­form the song for the father-daugh­ter dance.

“I hon­estly loved rid­ing in the golf cart af­ter the cer­e­mony with Sean and our pho­tog­ra­pher with our glasses of

wine… just laugh­ing and chat­ting!”

As Lind­sey and Sean cut their ivory cake show­cas­ing smooth, striped, and flo­ral tiers, the team at the venue fin­ished flip­ping the cer­e­mony space into a lav­ish af­ter-party lounge. Pri­mar­ily planned by the father of the bride, the af­ter-party is where the bride and groom em­braced their Las Ve­gas roots. “It was a non­stop party,” Sean con­firms. Though the color scheme was the same as the cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion, soft ro­mance was traded for a glam, night­club vibe. Out­side the en­trance to the af­ter-party was a mar­quee an­nounc­ing the mar­riage of Lind­sey and Sean in the style of the fa­mous “Wel­come to Las Ve­gas” sign. Not­ing that the ma­jor­ity of wed­dings have din­ner and danc­ing in the same space, the bride ex­plains that sep­a­rat­ing them makes it “feel like the room is fuller and every­one is danc­ing.” Con­sid­er­ing 300 guests kept the party go­ing un­til 2AM, the plan proved rather ef­fec­tive. The next morn­ing, rev­el­ers man­aged to get out of bed to find Sean’s much-ap­pre­ci­ated stamp on the week­end. “I wasn’t in­volved in most of the wed­ding plan­ning,” he ad­mits, “but I re­ally wanted a waf­fle bar at the Sun­day brunch!”

Though Lind­sey would not change a thing about the grand three-day event, she does ex­press that it can be the sim­plest things that stand out the most. “I hon­estly loved rid­ing in the golf cart af­ter the cer­e­mony with Sean and our pho­tog­ra­pher with our glasses of wine… just laugh­ing and chat­ting!” she muses. Af­ter all, the fact that they en­joy their time to­gether is what the cel­e­bra­tion was all about.

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