Certified Timeline Genius

Denise Heffernen

TG Certified TG Certified
Owner Gems and Joy Walker, Iowa

What inspired you to launch your own business?

I've wanted to be in the wedding industry for as long as I can remember. Weddings have always been my passion! I took an online course in wedding planning while I was planning my own wedding, but didn't do anything with it for years. Then one day, I woke up in the middle of the night, and I knew I had to finally start the business of my dreams.


What keeps you passionate about weddings?

At the end of the night, when I'm saying goodbye to the couple, and they hug me and say "I couldn't have done this without you!" or "You made me feel like royalty!", that keeps me passionate. Seeing the look of true love on their faces, and the honor of being trusted with the biggest day of their lives.


Please share a recent testimonial from a happy client!

Denise is an amazing human being! We were so fortunate to have her be there on our special day. She truly loves what she does and you can tell in the work she does! Without her I would have been completely lost since I am not a good planner or have a drop of creativity in my body. She helped make our wedding day as stress free as possible and was there to help coordinate things that I didn’t even realize needed done! I will be forever grateful she was there. She was like part of the family and would recommend her to anyone! 5 star service ! -Janette Baker