Celebrating The Husband… in Martha Stewart Style

maria and sebastian tettamanti

garden party theme


pretty tablescape


santika designs


sebastian tettamanti

FUN FACT: I met my husband at his 20th birthday while attending the University of Florida. A friend of mine took me with the simple forewarning, “You can’t miss this guy’s parties. They’re pretty epic.” Let’s just say Sebastian knows how to throw a birthday bash. At the time, a jacuzzi tub sat smackdab in the middle of his living room which I found profoundly shady yet oddly cool. A few months later… I was smitten. #IHaveThisThingWithJacuzzis

Two weeks ago, the husband celebrated his BIG 40th birthday (dude, you’re old!) and he wanted to celebrate by hosting an intimate luncheon at our home. He gave me carte blanche with the logistics so I decided on a jewel-tone garden party (so royal!) peppered with sparkly lights. I’d like to think the end result gave Martha Stewart a run for her money if I do say so myself!

We had a blast compliments of free-flowing tequila shots and being surrounded by our adoring family and friends. Enjoy these pics — and everyone…wish Sebastian a happy 40th birthday because he’s the best! And it also marks our 20th year as soul mates.

Also, Tuesday, Oct. 11th marks the beginning of my online soul mate, Shopbop.com’s, fall season sale! Click here to score 25 to 30% off orders. Use the code MAINEVENT16 at checkout. 

{For my husband’s 40th, I wore a Santika dress c/o My Home Fashion Boutique}

Photos by Karla Garcia


  1. Lana
    October 12, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    A perfect 10

  2. Vivian
    October 12, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Your dress!

  3. Jessica
    October 12, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    AMAZING table. AMAZING dress. Happy Birthday to the husband!

  4. Lauren
    October 12, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Amazing Maria!!!!! Beautiful couple, family and table!

  5. October 13, 2016 / 9:03 am

    Beautiful pictures and that color scheme….perfection!!
    Looks like a fabulous soiree…
    Would not have expected anything less from you, mama!

    Happy (late) birthday to your hubby!


  6. October 13, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Beautiful, but what’s expected of you! And awesome story of how you met yo man! Haha


  7. Lana
    October 14, 2016 / 9:30 am


  8. Patty
    October 16, 2016 / 10:35 am

    That dress is major.

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