Orchard Ridge Country Club Wedding in Fort Wayne | Addie & Noah

Surrounded by the love of their closest friends and family, Addie and Noah vowed their lives and their love to one another during their Orchard Ridge Country Club wedding in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

bride and groom during sunset portraits at Orchard Ridge Country Club wedding in Fort Wayne

Addie and her bridesmaids started the day at a local hotel in Fort Wayne, before heading over to finish getting ready for the day. While the wedding party got ready downstairs, we photographed all the details – from the invitation to the dress to Noah’s embroidered handkerchief, which included their initials and wedding date. 

Under the swaying trees at Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne, Addie tapped Noah’s shoulder, and he turned around to embrace Addie. They shared a few private moments together, as they exchanged heartfelt private vows before their wedding ceremony. 

The golf course offered so many perfect spots for their couples portraits; Addie and Noah looked absolutely amazing, but it’s their joy that truly shined throughout the day and their portraits. 

We invited their 18 bridesmaids and groomsmen out for wedding party photos, and they were such a great group to work with. The shade was a bit limited on such a sunny day on a golf course, but the wedding party was so patient and willing to do anything to make sure Addie and Noah had the best day possible. 

As the wedding party headed in to relax before the ceremony, we photographed their gorgeous reception space. Orchard Ridge Country Club has some of the best natural light I’ve experienced for a wedding reception space, and it made it so easy to photograph all of Addie and Noah’s details before the ceremony. 

When Addie walked down the aisle to Noah, her face radiated pure joy. I’m not sure a smile left her face the entire day, but it was clear – she was headed to the person that makes her happiest in the world, her Noah. 

During their ceremony, Addie and Noah exchanged vows and rings, and they had a tree planting ceremony, where they used soil from where their home stands to pour into the tree planter. And with their first kiss, they were finally husband and wife! 

After the ceremony, their wonderful families gathered for family portraits near the golf course before headed up to the reception, where no detail was missed by Addie and Noah. Everything about their wedding was full of intention, and the reception was no exception. 

After a delicious dinner, Noah’s father kicked off the toasts, followed by Noah’s best man and Addie’s maid of honor. I always love getting to hear the stories shared during toasts, and there were plenty of laughs and a few tears shed during the lovely exchange of toasts and well wishes on Addie and Noah’s behalf. 

After toasts, Noah and Addie shared in their first dance as husband and wife, and again – they both radiated pure joy, taking in the moments of finally being together again. Addie and her father shared a dance before Noah and his mother took the dance floor for theirs. Then they invited all the married couples onto the dance floor to share in the anniversary dance, where Addie and Noah were the first to leave, but at the end, the longest married couple was able to share and impart marriage wisdom with the newlyweds. 

After all the reception events wrapped up, we headed out on golf carts to chase the sunset for their first portraits as husband and wife, and this sunset did not disappoint! We were able to find a couple perfect spots along the golf course at Orchard Ridge Country Club, and it was amazing to be able to give Addie and Noah these few quiet moments together, away from the reception, to soak in the day, celebrate their marriage, and remember how much joy they felt in that moment. 

Of course, Addie was right back to being the shining star on the dance floor, surrounded by her family and friends, having the time of her life after a wonderful day. 

Addie and Noah, thank you so much for trusting me as your wedding photographer. It was such a joy to celebrate this incredibly special day with you and your families, and I could not be happier for you both. Blessings to you as you grow in love and in relationship, and I hope you just have the best life together. 

Enjoy these previews from your incredible wedding day! 


Venue: Orchard Ridge Country Club
DJ: Hannah with Alomar Entertainment
Florist: Edelweiss, Inc
Cake: Sweet Cream Bakery
Caterer: Orchard Ridge Country Club
Makeup Artist: Carolyn at The Red Stiletto
Hair Stylist: Laura Snyder
Wedding Dress: House of Patrick from Marie Gabriel Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: AZAZIE
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse 
Photographer: Autumn Howell Photography

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I'm Autumn, a wedding photographer for romantic and joyful couples who are genuinely in love with their best friend. I'm a wife to my best friend Ryan, mom to a sweet baby boy, and dog mom to our adopted husky Aspen.


I am a sucker for spontaneous road trips, and I take my margarita on the rocks. I promise to keep things lighthearted, stress free, and keep you laughing all the way to your marriage.

Autumn Howell Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis and beyond

Tel 765.432.7263

Autumn Howell Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis and beyond

Tel 765.432.7263