12 Things | Monica Richard

12 Things Thursday is a new weekly Blog addition to Jared Wade | Professional Event Host's main Blog.  In an effort to learn more about the professionals that I work with, I invite a different professional and friend to tell us 12 Things that most people don't know about them!  Each week every person chooses 12 new and original questions just for them!  Enjoy!  #12ThingsThursday


Monica Richard

Mon Amie Events, Inc.

Mon Amie Events, Inc. is couture full service wedding and event planner, based in Indianapolis.  I am also the Wish Upon a Wedding President and State Coordinator of the Association of Bridal Consultants Indiana Chapter.

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1: What sound do you love? The words "Thank you." 

2: If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for? I did this recently - My husband Paul and I did a "wedding rewind" - for our 15th Anniversary.  We completely re-did our wedding - it was "exactly the same" as our original wedding, same venues, same colors, even same gown - just add our kids.  Perfection!  (video link from Bob Ridge Indy Visual http://vimeo.com/92403380 )

3: If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? My Disney days made that a reality ;)  A willy nilly silly ol' bear named Pooh.

4: What do you want to be when you grow up? I may never grow up, but at least I'm doing the career. 

5: What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Baseball.    I'm.Obsessed.With.Baseball.

6: What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? There's a Phish Song named "Sing Monica" so obviously that. Goo Goo Dolls: "Broadway" (I mean that song is about my hometown, Buffalo, NY!) "Come to Me" (it's made for us wedding peeps!) and "Let Love In."  Rolling Stones "Beast of Burden" and "Love is Strong" 

7: What was one of the best parties you’ve ever been to? TSE Wedding Dinner Chicago.  My friend Ali Phillips had just planned it, I sat with fantastic friends from around the country, listened to a wonderful speaker and friend (Sasha Souza) and dined on wonderful food in a beautiful room.  That's a party. 

Photo: Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

8: What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up? My dad has long teased me that I cry at everything, even openings of a supermarket.  Any time I see a parade (that's someone's child walking by - their parents must be SO proud!) & don't even get me started on seeing an airports and men in uniform,  However, the answer you're looking for... actually, the trailer from a wedding video recently at West Baden. It killed me. :(

9: What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Opening a business.  It was also the best.

10: What’s your favorite mode of transportation? The monorail.  ;)  "por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas"

11: When was the last time you had an amazing meal? Fortunately I have them often.  I love, love, love great food. I dream about amazing meals. I also have a 10 year old who's a foodie.  She's an impressive cook.  

12: What story does your family always tell about you? The time I flew alone on a plane at age 4 and made friends with everyone on the plane.  I went on board with 1 stuffed animal.  I came off with an armload from "adoring fans." ;) I've never known a stranger.


Are you an event professional and want to be part of 12 Things?  Just send an email to Jared@ProfessionalEventHost.com and let me know!  Happy to get more involved!

Jared Wade

Jared Wade Entertainment, 2461 Directors Row, Suite J, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Jared Wade is owner of Jared Wade Entertainment and has actively been in the wedding industry in Indianapolis Indiana for 14 years. As a full time Wedding DJ and Event Host, his training allows him the flexibility to learn what is popular now, tomorrow and in the future. Jared's goal is to help educate and teach Brides and Grooms to focus on what they want for their big day, and help them as much as possible to get there. Please feel free to contact him at Jared@JaredWadeEntertainment.com with questions, or to set up a free 30 minute Event and Wedding Consultation.