Indianapolis, Bloomington, West Baden / French Lick, Destination Event Planner ~
Monica Richard, MBC
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 conferences, 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 beach 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. Her background is varied which provides her a wealth of knowledge and diverse education, far beyond the “rolodex”. Her resume which spans from the Walt Disney World Resort, to several years spent planning weddings for a historical downtown Indianapolis hotel, followed by years working in an upscale, contemporary museum all helped her shape the vision of Mon Amie Events, Inc. 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 in 2008. At that same time, Monica also began a partnership with other event companies.
Monica served the International Special Events Society (ISES) as their 2009-2010 Indiana Chapter President and has won over 15 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 and has won their award at Art of the Table 4 times since inception in 2005, most recently in 2011. She also teaches a course on wedding and event planning at her alma mater Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Monica also currently serves as the Founding President for the Wish Upon a Wedding Indianapolis Chapter. Monica also has joined exclusive ranks, being one of the first fifty people in the world who has as earned the distinction Master Bridal Consultant ™