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Planner in Cedar Rapids, IA,
(319) 777-8738
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    Heather Pries

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  • Gems and Joy did an absolutely amazing job coordinating our wedding at IMU. For a day of coordinator, I feel that Denise went above and beyond! I am definitely a last minute planner but she helped keep me more on task with the months and weeks leading up to the big day. As organized as I thought I was, there were definitely several things I hadn't considered or planned for. I was a lot more at ease on the day of our wedding knowing that Denise was running the show. I had no idea how the months of planning would come together but when I walked into the ballroom- WOW! She really did an amazing job coordinating all our vendors and I had very few questions coming at me the day of. I would VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Gems and Joy for anybody's wedding. And in hindsight, I wish I would have had her do more than just the day of coordinating.

    responded with the following comments.

    Heather, thank you so much for the kind words! Coordinating your wedding was such a joy! You and Tyler are such a fun couple, and I absolutely loved working with you! It was a gorgeous day, for a gorgeous couple!

    Kat Schaaf

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  • Denise and Julie were just the most amazing people in the world to work with and my dream wedding would not have happened without them. Denise went above and beyond to make my day stress-free and perfect. She is absolutely on top of everything from the timeline to the tiny details. Not only is she the most amazing wedding planner, but she is just so sweet and kind and she will make you feel so special. During the planning process, she helped me to navigate the chaos of having to postpone my wedding due to COVID-19 when I was ready to give up on the whole thing entirely. Throughout the entire day, she was always right there next to me with a calming smile that made me know that everything was taken care of. I am so beyond thankful for her and I would recommend her to every single bride.

    Olivia Grace Zaputil

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  • Denise has been so great to work with thus far!! We hired her for our November 2020 wedding in January and then coronavirus hit. After dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety, my fiancé and I made the decision to postpone our big wedding and do a small wedding on our original 2020 date. Denise was so supportive and helpful right away and willing to answer any questions and give recommendations during an unprecedented situation. It’s really great knowing she is there FOR YOU and wants to do what she can. We’re so excited she’ll be there at our big wedding that we’ll have waited so long for!

    Alyssa

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  • Denise from Gems&Joy is the real deal. Many vendors offer the same services but Denise in her own way gave us such an unique experience. From her organization to her day-of bustling skills, you won’t find anyone better than her. She is the top of the line vendor in our books. If you are looking for someone who will go above and beyond, while being a friend along the way... this is your girl!!

    Mckenzie Routhe

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  • I just had my wedding this past weekend on September 25th. One of the BEST decisions I made was hiring Denise as my wedding coordinator. She not only helped me through the craziness of 2020, she made my vision into my absolute dream wedding! Denise is the most organize, thought out person for the job and was right there with a solution if there was ever an issue. I just want to thank her for being such a caring, thoughtful wedding coordinator, catching the little moments and details, and for making my dreams come true!

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    Thank you so much McKenzie!! Your wedding day was PERFECT! I'm so glad I was able to be part of it! You and Brady are such an amazing couple!

    Katie Pals

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had a chance to work with Denise while second shooting a wedding this past weekend, and WOW! I was so impressed by her attention to detail and her positive and sweet personality! She did a phenomenal job with helping the day run smoothly, and making sure the bride and groom had the best day possible. I hope to work with her in the future many more times!

    Adrian Thompson

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  • I was on the fence for a year whether or not to hire a day-of-coordinator and WOW am I so thankful and glad I did! I seriously cannot imagine what my day would have been like without Denise and her assistant there to keep things moving forward and on track from start to finish. From her bridal emergency kit (that thing seriously had EVERYTHING in it) and picking up our decor at the end of the evening, to adding last minute touches and helping the bridal party know what to do at the ceremony, everything went 10x smoother with Denise there. I truly believe my wedding wouldn't have been as great as it was without her positivity and expertise.

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    Wow! Adrian, I could just cry!! I am SO grateful for your sweet review, and even more grateful that I had the honor of being there for your best day ever! It was definitely one I will remember forever!!

    Melissa

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  • Denise was a true GEM to work with :) She took so much of the stress out of our big day. What a relief to have someone help coordinate all the events that day. She was responsive to all my questions and knew just what to ask and do!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words, Melissa! It was a such a pleasure to coordinate your wedding! It was such a beautiful day!

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