A Debt Free Wedding Day

Updated: Nov 11, 2018

Have you ever met someone and just knew they were going to live life in a spectacularly amazing way? That is the feeling I had every day as I helped Mike and Dicksie plan every detail from start to finish of their incredible September wedding at the Tannebaum Event Center in Reno, NV.

Mike and Dicksie had two goals when they approached me about their wedding:

1. To celebrate their love with family and friends in a way that honored their Mexican culture


2. To wake up the day after their wedding DEBT FREE!

You guys, THEY DID IT! Mike worked non-stop and picked up every overtime shift he could to pay for the majority of their wedding and their entire honeymoon to Hawaii while Dicksie finished bootcamp in Texas as a new member of the United States Air Force!

This couple was a true example of grit, unconditional love, and resilience as they saved, sacrificed, and dreamed together to start their new life together debt free AND still have the wedding of their dreams!

Mike said he wanted to make sure they celebrated their family and friends and how much their support meant as they entered into marriage.

They chose romantic colors of Deep Red and Royal Blue with hints of gold as their wedding theme. Going with a "classy, simple elegance" for their decor accented the already rustic elegance of the beautiful Tannenbaum venue.

The day of their wedding was perfect! There were sunny skies for their outdoor ceremony and the indoor wedding reception and dinner was truly a celebration from beginning to end of their high-school-sweetheart love that would now turn into a lifetime of adventures together!

Mike and Dicksie, I was so honored to celebrate your love and help you create the wedding of your dreams! You're wedding was so meaningful and I cherished getting to watch your story unfold!

Venue: Tannenbaum Events Center, Reno

Photography: Hannah Mellum Photography

Wedding Planning & Design: Whimsy Event Services

Invitations: Whimsy Event Services

Florist: Whimsy Event Services

DJ: Midnight Fantasy Entertainment

Photo Booth: Reno Event Services

Cake: El Pueblo Bakery

Catering: Roundabout Catering

All photos featured below are by Hannah Mellum Photography and published with permission of Michael and Dicksie. All rights reserved.

Wedding Decor

Bridal Suite

Groom Suite

Bride & Groom Portraits

Bridal Party

Wedding Ceremony

Family Portraits


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Photo by: Whimsy Event Services