Real Wedding at The Highland Manor – Nista and Ross

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Real Wedding at The Highland Manor – Nista Gracien and Ross Bohlken

At Dubsdread Catering we love being dedicated members of the team that makes your big day your best day. While we are masters at the planning and executing the behind-the-scenes work, we know our clients have their own unique perspective on their event. We thank recent couple Nista Gracien and Ross Bohlken for graciously sharing their experience to benefit others.

BRIDE AND GROOM: Nista Gracien and Ross Bohlken
WEDDING DATE: October 28, 2022

VENUE: The Highland Manor
EVENT COORDINATOR: David Osmola, Senior Wedding and Event Coordinator


Photographer: Anna So Photography 
Florist: Le Fleur Atelier 
DJ/Photobooth: Junction 88 
Makeup: Ashmeen Isabella Makeup Artistry 
Hair: Touch of Oshie 
Draping: W Draping 
Personal Dessert: 
Morgan Hunter Desserts 
Dessert Bar: Crumbl Cookies
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Nothing Bundt Cake 


How/where did you get engaged? 
We got engaged in Seattle, Washington. Nista’s family was celebrating Thanksgiving a week early while Ross stayed back in Florida because of work. But the truth was that he had been secretly planning a proposal. After a bit of trickery, he surprised Nista by showing up at the front door of her sister’s house in Seattle and asked her to marry him!gracien engagement

What are you most excited about for your wedding day?
Getting married! Also, celebrating with our close friends and family.

What aspect are you excited to plan the most? (Ceremony, food & beverages, photographer, DJ)
We are most excited for the food tasting and the possibility of a dessert bar! 


How do you feel the planning is going?
Overall planning is going well. It does get stressful at times. Sometimes Nista was indecisive about a decision, so I would make it and then she would change her mind. We go back and forth but ultimately, we come to a final decision together!

What have you found to be more difficult than you expected?
It is definitely the price of planning a wedding and staying within that budget!

What has been more fun about the process than you expected?
The dessert tasting. We finalized our personal cake with Morgan Hunter, so yummy, and are doing a fun dessert bar for our guests. We look forward to the food tasting with the venue! 


What was the best, most memorable part of your big day?
The first look! It was great to be together before the ceremony and have the opportunity to read our private vows to each other.

If you could change one or two things about your event, what would they be? 
Nothing! Everything was perfect. The staff and our coordinator, David, did an amazing job! 

Is there any advice you would give other couples planning their event that you wish some-one had told you?
We planned the wedding ourselves in the beginning, which was stressful. I would definitely reach out to others to help, whether It’s close friends, family, or even a wedding planner! We just didn’t know what we didn’t know. Towards the end, having David step in and help with coordination with the venue and all the final details REALLY helped alleviate any stress.

Photos courtesy of the bride, groom, and Anna So Photography

When you book a wedding with Dubsdread Catering at one of our exclusive venues, we provide wedding coordination at no additional charge. Our coordinators become dedicated members of your team bringing experience and expertise to help you execute your vision. Contact them today via our Contact Us page to make our team your team in making your dreams come true. real weddings gracien 2real weddings gracien 3

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