Firefly Event Company is an event planning company specializing in Asheville weddings and custom events. We are passionate about being a part of your big moments and celebrations. We have experience working with budgets large and small, in venues all over the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.
Whether you are planning a destination wedding, a sustainable event or LGBTQ nuptials…we are here to help you make this the day of your dreams! Asheville truly is a magical place to tie the knot, and we love getting to share in the experience.
Meet the Team
Owner, Event Planner
Having planned and produced events in the WNC region for almost a decate, I can offer you planning support the you can tust. With an eye for detail and a passion for planning, I can help make your event planning process stress-free! My organized yet whimsical nature lends itself perfectly to helping you create magic in your celebrations.
Having grown up with a summer home in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Asheville has always held a special place in my heart. Special enough that my husband and I decided to move here full-time 8 years ago. When I am not planning events I can be found gardening, practicing yoga, and spending time with my two daughters!
Lead Event Planner
Kate started her career in the hotel industry in 2006, right after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management. After a couple years in South Carolina she moved to Indianapolis and spent 7 years working in the events industry there. She has been handling weddings for over a decade and can’t imagine doing anything else!
Her event planning experience in addition to weddings includes working with professional sports teams and being a part of major sporting events such as Super Bowl XLVI, Final Four, the Indianapolis 500 and worked with Team USA both years the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas was in Asheville. Kate moved to Asheville, NC in early 2018 and was the Senior Conference Services Manager at the Grove Park Inn.
In 2018, Kate accomplished both CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) and CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certifications. She is currently a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and working on becoming a Professional Wedding Planner (PWP).
Other accolades under her belt include serving as the President of ILEA (International Live Events Association) – Indiana Chapter in 2017, receiving 3 PACE Awards (Professional Achievement in Creative Event) Best Public Event in 2015 and 2016 and the President’s Award in 2016.