About Us

Firefly Event Company is an event planning company specializing in event planning, design, and coordination. We are passionate about weddings, corporate events, and custom celebrations of all types.  We LOVE being a part of your big moments. We have a decade + worth of event design, production, and management experience working all over Western North Carolina and Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Whether you are planning a destination wedding, a back yard shindig, or a grand soiree, we are here to help!  With sustainability and equality always top of mind, we can help you craft the event of your dreams and we love getting to share in the magic.  

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We LOVE what we do! No matter where you’re from or who you love, we want to work with you and help you craft your special day! With Firefly all you need is love…we’ll take care of the rest!



Clear communication is the key to a successful event. We listen to you and create distinctive events based on your specific needs and desires. We are here for you 100%, from concept to execution.

Problem Solvers

We work to solve your problem before it arrives. We are the first on the scene the day of your event, and the last one to leave. You can trust that with Firefly, we have everything under control and always have your best interest at heart.


We are a creative team that is passionate about your big moments. We strive to craft the perfect celebration that is a reflection of who you are as a couple. We love nothing more than seeing a celebration of love come to fruition.

Meet the Team

Summer Wember

Summer Wember

Owner, Event Planner


Summer has been planning, designing, and coordinating events in Western North Caroling for 15 years.  She started her event planning career in the  non-profit world in 2008 and then morphed those skills into the wedding landscape in 2013.  Summer also has a background in textile design and her deep love for both beauty and details ensure that every event is stunning and seamless.  Whether she is producing textiles or events, she is organized, calm, grounded, and a true powerhouse to have on your team.  

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 when she and her husband came home from living abroad in Namibia, they decided to make Asheville their full time home. When she is not planning events, she can be found gardening, riding horses, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband two daughters!


Lead Event Planner

Kate is our Cincinnati based planner.  After growing up in the Cincy area she left to attend the University of South Carolina and lived in various places before returning to her Cincy roots in 2022.  She started her career in the hotel industry in 2006 and worked with weddings and events at some capacity throughout that entire time.  She has worked at luxury hotels and resorts such as the Omni Severin in Indianapolis and the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  In 2019 she left the hotel industry and became a wedding planner with Firefly Event Company! SHe can’t imagine doing anything else!  When not planning events Kate can be found spending time with her husband, daughter or one of her many furry friends including a giant Newfoundland and too many kitties.  What can we say, she is a huge animal lover! She also loves anything vintage, sauvignon blanc, reading, and plants.

In 2018, Kate accomplished both CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) and CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certifications. Other accolades under her belt include serving as the President of ILEA (International Live Events Association) – Indiana Chapter in 2017 and receiving 3 PACE Awards (Professional Achievement in Creative Event) Best Public Event in 2015 and 2016 and the President’s Award in 2016.