Wedding at Dancing Pines || Madelana & Ian

Wedding at Dancing Pines || Madelana & Ian

Madelana and Ian celebrated their wedding at Dancing Pines this summer, and it was a dream! They invited 75 of their favorite humans, and partied all night! Come check it out:

ceremony at a dancing pines wedding

Summer Wedding Day at Dancing Pines

Ian and the boys & his groomsmen got ready together at a hotel in Truckee, CA. He freshly shaved his face, and got ready with his buddies! Then I headed to Dancing Pines to meetup with Madelana and take details of her favorite items, and capture her getting ready as well. She put on the MOST GORGEOUS sequin wedding dress from Swoon. It truly fit her like a glove and it was stunning. We took photos with her and her girlies, and then grabbed some champagne and headed out for her first look with Ian!

A bride and groom overlooking a lake tahoe meadow at their dancing pines wedding

Wedding at Dancing Pines Inspiration || Bridgette Wuest Photography

Their first look was one for the books. We drove up the road to this overlook where the mountains and this epic meadow were beyond us. Ian was so excited to see her, it was so sweet!! We explored a bit and took portraits here because how can you not!?

Then we headed back to Dancing Pines to have their wedding ceremony! Every moment was so special from their friends doing readings, their dog Goose attending and the river running behind them. They said “I do” and did the damn thing!!!

They celebrated the night away with dances, speeches, and good times with their favorite people.

Congrats M & I!!! It was a dream to be apart of your wedding day.

bride laughing and covering her eyes during speeches at a dancing pines wedding

A few words from the couple:

Overall, what are your expectations of your wedding day photography?

“To capture even special moments between each other, even if they’re more private from the larger group. I’d love some black and white photos too! I’m equally as excited about the more staged/portrait photos as I am the fun/romantic/candid ones.”

Share how (or why) you chose Dancing Pines venue and Bridgette Wuest Photography

“We were looking for something outdoors that we could make our own! The boys will be in tuxedos and my dress is sequins, so we’re trying to bring a bit of formality to the rustic outdoors! And Bridgette! I love your style and photos and knew as soon as I stumbled across your IG that I wanted to work with you!”

The bride’s response after seeing her full gallery:

“Bridgette, we looked through them tonight (over martinis and a cheese board like I said lol) and they were perfect!! I’m still not over the day and how beautiful everything was and how it exceeded every expectation I had … and I’m so glad to have SO MANY moments captured that I can look back on. They are beautiful and I can’t thank you enough ❤️❤️”

bridal party smiling at a dancing pines wedding


Venue || @dancingpinestahoe
Planner || Elizabeth Mettler, owner of @dancingpinestahoe
Florist || @afloral_kjs
Photo || @bridgettewuest
Assistant || @jeslynyvonne
Video || @jordan.alpinemedia
DJ || @dj_funn.reno
Food || @roundaboutreno
Cake || Happy Tiers
Invites || @minted
HMUA || @loandcompanynv – Meg Evans
Dress || @madewithlovebridal @swoonbridal
Suit || @theblacktux
Photobooth || @bridgeboothrentals



Head to my booking page and fill out my contact form!! I can’t wait to hear from you guys and capture your incredible wedding day!


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Summer Wedding at the Corner Barn

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