In the "Era of Information", we have adapted our wedding planners services offered, accordingly. We find that most couples can get as far as finding a venue, a season, and secure a wedding date. All the quotes and vendors that come after is what often triggers the overwhelm. Keeping on budget as well.
With six years experience in planning authentic weddings and working with everyone from the brides, the grooms, their parents and maid/matrons of honors we can recommend exactly what your need.
We have two main planning packages: Partial-Wedding Planning and Wedding Day Management and we offer floral design. You can read more about our packages and about us below.  With six years experience in planning authentic weddings and working with everyone from the brides, the grooms, their parents and maid/matrons of honors we can recommend exactly what your need. 

Everything you want to know about Dovetail's 

Wedding Experience

Wedding Planners

OUR PHILOSOPHY

what sets us apart

There are tons of wedding planners out there, but you will never come across any like this sister duo. We have a passion for more than weddings-- we have passions for family, human connection and authenticity. Your wedding should reflect all of your choices that led to this moment. From choosing each other for life partners to selecting the best planners for your special day, we don't take the honor lightly. We cannot wait to learn your story; learn about you as individuals and as a couple. Let's make #weddingmagic.

We service weddings in Indianapolis, IN and Scottsdale, AZ. We are not strangers to traveling for weddings and would love to help with your destination wedding or elopement!

"Our clients are the heart and soul of what we do. We cherish each of their love stories and carry them with us." 

Amanda-Lynn Porta

Owner, Planner & Floral Designer

love letters

"Amanda-Lynn is simply the BEST in the industry! Even amidst a pandemic, she can make any wedding dream come true. She was not only a phenomenal wedding planner with the best ideas, but she was also the best support system! I recommend her to every bride I know. She's also the absolute sweetest human you'll ever meet!"

Sarah & Andrew

Indianapolis, In

"Amanda was so amazing from the first meeting we had, to the final walk through at our venue the week before our wedding, to our special day. We could not have asked for a better coordinator! She is extremely organized and our entire wedding day was more enjoyable and stress free because of her! Thank you so much Amanda for everything you did for us!"

Lauren & Tyler

The Woodlands, Texas

"Y'ALL. We had a dream team for our wedding, but Amanda, with Dovetail, was by far the star of the show. She was always extremely timely with all of her responses, did things that we never could have expected of her (calligraphy on a mirror the day of + a million other special details), and was a perfect mix of professional and super comfortable with us. I, to this day, want to get drinks with her just to learn more about her. She kept an organized list of all of our vendors (and their payment dates), and she followed up with all of them leading up to the wedding. I was very overwhelmed with the whole wedding planning process since my husband and I have busy jobs, but Amanda made everything seamless and perfect. She is the reason why our wedding turned out the way it did...PERFECT!"

Kelsey & Chrisitan

Houston, Texas

"Amanda and her assistant Sianne were the day of coordinators at my wedding on March 5, 2017, and did an absolutely WONDERFUL job!!! From the very beginning Amanda was always professional and prepared, she made me think of things I hadn't even realized were important! We had a pretty rowdy wedding party (lol) yet Amanda was able round everyone up and get everyone to focus and stay involved. She was so sweet and kind, everyone who came into contact with her had nothing but positive things to say! Without her help, I would not have gotten the wedding of my dreams, and I will be forever grateful for that. Please please please hire her! You will not regret it!"

Elizabeth & Aaron

Houston, Texas

"Amanda was amazing and made my day so special!! I didn't know where to start with planning (and booked less than 6 months out) and she helped walk me through it all with calls/texts/emails/visits (I am in CA) and helped me research vendors, get quotes, know the right questions to ask, help me with all my indecisiveness :) and more. Rehearsal and day of she pulled off a seamless 200 person wedding which I know was so much work! Everyone enjoyed working with her (especially me!) and I couldn't have ask for a more perfect day! Thank you!

Sally & Adam

Livermore, California

houston, tx

Katarina's bridals

indianapolis, in

Simone & Matthew

houston, tx

Elizabeth & Aaron

livermore, ca

Sally & Adam

the woodlands, tx

Lauren & Tyler

terre haute, in

Sarah & Andrew

Portfolio

Weddings we have previously worked on showcased. See wedding inspiration and wedding ideas from real Dovetail Couples!

planning: Dovetail Weddings // photography: Lisha Wang Photography // ceremony + reception venue: The Martinelli Event Center – Garre Winery // groom + groomsmen attire: Macy’s // bridal shoes: Badgley Mischka

Vendor Team:

Sally and Adam had a lovely summer wedding in Livermore, California. The day was a scorcher, but our team along with Sally, had the guests comfort upfront. Before the moving ceremony officiated by a long time friend of Adam, there were strawberry champagne spritzers, chilled flavored water and fans that were also elegant wedding programs. 
After the ceremony, they couple partied all night long with their closest loved ones. Adam had our team arrange a cigar bar for his friends to partake for some fun memories. Their dance floor was outside in the cool Northern California night with the stars and string lights above. 


livermore, ca

Sally & Adam

planning: Dovetail Weddings // photography: Jenn Plumlee Photography // videography: ValCinema Weddings // ceremony + reception venue: The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm // florals: Maggie & Moe's Poplar Flowers & Decor // cake artist: Bake Me A Cake Etc // makeup artist: Dani Marie Skin & Makeup // bridal gown boutique: Marie Gabriel Couture Bridal // gown designer: Miss Hayley Paige // bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids  groom + groomsmen attire: Stitch & Tie // dj: Digital Monkey Music

Vendor Team:

Sarah and Andrew are the sweetest, most considerate couple. They both come from LARGE families; Sarah being the oldest of four children and Andrew being the first born of all boy quadruplets! They had planned a large wedding surrounded by all their family and friends in Bloomington, Indiana. However Covid-19 had other plans. 
Sarah and Andrew were married officially on their original wedding date of June 6, 2020 in an intimate gathering with their closest family because that date was so sentimental to them. The photos you see here are of their SECOND wedding which was a super fun soiree at The Red Barn at Sycamore Farm in Terre Haute. Jenn Plumlee Photography knocked it out of the park with these images!

terre haute, in

Sarah & Anderw

planning: Dovetail Weddings // photography: Kasey Lynn Photography // ceremony + reception venue: The Springs Venue - The Woodlands // wedding invitations: Duette Gifts & Paper // florist & linen rental: Socially Chic // catering: Mason's Creative Catering // cake artist: Baytown Cakes // makeup: ELM Beauty & Makeup Artistry // hairstylists: Altared Ego Salon & Boutique // dj: J&A Entertainment // bridal shoes: Badgley Mischka

Vendor Team:

Lauren and Tyler met while Tyler was working in Houston. Not originally from Texas, Tyler found himself loving everything Texas (aka Lauren) had to offer! The two got hitched at The Springs Event Venue - The Woodlands on a perfect fall day. The day was full of lots of laughs and smiles which was perfect for Lauren as she has a STELLAR smile! 
The couple got married outside with a gentle Texas breeze blowing Lauren's veil so elegantly. The couple cut-a-rug all night--even with Tyler's great-grandparents whom they shared a special anniversary dance with. 


the woodlands, tx

Lauren & Tyler

Vendor Team:

photography: SI CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY // Event Styling & Planning: DOVETAIL WEDDINGS // /Venue: LAS VELAS HOUSTON // Event Rentals & Decor: MAGNOLIA ROSE COMPANY // Cake & Dessert: MON CHOU SWEETS // Floral Designer: HOUSTON FLOWER GIRLS // Formal Wear: GALINA SIGNATURE GOWN BY DAVID'S BRIDAL // Miscellaneous (Guestbook): COTTAGE VINTAGE SHABBY // Hair & Makeup: BESPOKEN BEAUTY


houston, tx

katarina's bridals

A shootout for photographers to hone their craft.

simone & Matthew

indianapolis, in

Vendors:

planning: Dovetail Weddings // photography: Sydnee Aaron Photography  // reception venue: Mavris Event Center // wedding invitations: Coulter Cr8ive // cake artist: Farmhouse Cakes// makeup: Something Blue Stylists // bridal gown boutique: Nancy's Bridal Boutique // gown designer: Kitty Chen Couture