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MONICA RICHARD, MWP

Master Wedding Planner, Event Planner

Indianapolis Area and Destination Events

Mon Amie Events, Inc. began in the late 1990s as a dream when Monica Richard first started in the event industry after working at Walt Disney World.  Monica’s effervescent excitement for each event, the thrill of making each event unique for the individual client, and her creativity bring a unique perspective to social occasions and weddings.  From the most intimate affair to the largest galas, Monica’s background in the special events industry is varied and diverse.  Whether it is an intimate wedding or a grand celebration, Monica’s attention to detail and desire for every event to be thoughtful in its personalization is top of her mind.  Her strength lies in making her clients’ experience less stressful and more magical.   By focusing on logistics, Monica’s goal is to make each of her clients feel as though they are guests at their own events, while allowing them to step into a fantasy beyond their wildest expectations.

 

The idea for Monica’s company name was sparked when an industry friend and mentor passed away. Monica wanted to pay honor to this cherished colleague, whose company’s name was “Friend of the Bride.”  The dream became reality when Mon Amie Events, Inc., a Women’s Business Enterprise, was incorporated over 10 years ago.  By keeping her number of clients annually minimal, it allows Monica to give personalized attention and truly reveals the “friend of the bride” concept with each family.

 

Monica served the International Special Events Society (ISES) as their 2009-2010 Indiana Chapter President and has won over 20 of the society’s prestigious PACE awards including Best Industry Contribution in 2012.  In 2011 she was nominated internationally for her planning skills with the ISES ESPRIT Award for Best Wedding Over $200,000 and won the ISES ESPRIT Award for Best Wedding under $75,000.  Monica serves as the Association of Bridal Consultants Indiana State Coordinator.  She also teaches a course on wedding and event planning at her alma mater Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and at their Indianapolis campus.  Monica also has joined exclusive ranks, being one of the first fifty people in the world who has as earned the distinction Master Wedding Planner™.  The Indianapolis Business Journal named Monica to their prestigious 2015 Class of 40 Under 40.