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A New Year’s Eve Bride

by Meghann on December 31, 2012

Jess is getting married!


Nine days ago we received a group text with some exciting news; Jess and Felipe were engaged! The next day we received another group text with even more exciting news; they didn’t want to wait and were getting married on New Year’s Eve! Woo hoo!

So what’s a group of friends to do? We pulled the lovebirds apart the day before the big day and took each of them out for an old fashion bachelorette and bachelor celebration. The men took Felipe out to do “manly-men” stuff (aka shoot clay discs and eat at Hooters) and the girls took Jessica out for a day of pampering.


Mani/pedis + wine + peppermint oreo balls = perfection


After our nails were done, we headed to Boca for dinner.


We are all pretty obsessed with Boca. It’s a local farm-to-table concept restaurant with great custom cocktails, delicious food, and an extremely knowledgeable staff.




We started with a toast for the beautiful bride.

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A server walked by with a serving of their duck fat truffle fries and we immediately had to order a plate of our own. They smelled and looked amazing.


The fries were better than I could have imagined. They were full of so much flavor and greasy deliciousness. Nom. Nom. Nom. I could return and easily order the fries as my entire meal, they were that good.

For my main course I ordered the flat iron steak with green bean and mashed parsnips.


Again, amazing. I was really in a steak mood and this meal hit the spot. Everyone’s orders looked so so so good. I can’t wait to return and eventually try everything the menu has to offer. :)

After dinner a group of us headed back to Jess’s apartment with a bottle of wine and stayed and chatted for hours. As we were trading crazy stories from our past (come on, everyone has crazy stories from their past!), it hit me how lucky I am to have made these amazing friends in the short time I’ve lived in Tampa. These girls are my best friends, I love them to pieces, and I wish so much happiness to each of them.

I’m so happy for Jess and Felipe. They are an amazing team and tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day for a wedding. I can’t wait to celebrate with them!!!!

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