August Introductions: Young, Wild(er), & Free
Hello, hello again! We figured with a name like Wilder who toots the adventure horn, we'd give a little introduction into our adventure-lovin' lives! Here are just a couple of snippets of what we love to do when we're not planning weddings (: As always, please post any questions you may have in the comments below!
Welcome to the minds of Wilder Events Co. aka Ellie (E), Sami (S), and Lexi (L):
What's the most outdoor adventurous thing you've done?
S: Probably snorkeling with jellyfish (they don’t sting).
L: Bungee jumping or skydiving, and although less "thrilling" recently I was living in Maui with my boyfriend and we went on this beautiful jungle hike full of ropes to climb up, narrow ledges, and the crossing of a bridge with NO planks. That was so damn beautiful and got our hearts racing a bit.
E: Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to engage with and adventure in stunning places all across the world. From helicoptering over the fjords of New Zealand to zip-lining across the Costa Rican jungle, I've been blessed by incredible opportunities. However, far and away, the most adventurous thing I've ever done was partake in a white water rafting trip down the Nile in 2012. In the U.S., we rank white water rafting trips on a scale of 1-6; 1 being the tamest, 6 being the most challenging. When I embarked on white water rafting trip down the Nile, the first thing that our instructor informed us of was that these kinds of rapids exceeded the highest class of US rapids. Suffice it to say, it was a crazy, terrifying, incredible, turbulent, and amazing day.
If you were embodied by a body of water, what would it be and why?
S: I’m not sure if this counts but I’d be the ocean preferably the pacific. The tides are so interesting with what they reveal and the waves are so mesmerizing I could watch and listen to them crash forever!
L: I think a river; one that gently meanders taking in it's surroundings, and then turns into some white waters, rushing over a ledge into a wild waterfall, and then continues to meander onward (and over and over again). I absolutely enjoy the peacefulness of the natural world, but also the wild chaoticness life can bring! You'll find me walking through a garden or getting a rush from skinny dipping in freezing ocean water!
E: I'd have to say a lake--and that's not just because I prefer them, but because there is something really beautiful about the stillness of them. Oceans and rivers can be characterized by their constant motion, their vastness, and their turbulence, but I've always found something incredibly reliable about lakes. Like oceans and rivers, I can definitely lead a rather chaotic life, but I first and foremost consider myself to be a reliable person...just like lakes!
Are we most likely to find you in: the mountains, the desert, the beach, or the valley?
S: Most likely you’ll find me at the beach, relaxing in the sun preferably with a drink in my hand!
L: I've been living in valleys (big and small) the past few years, but I like to escape as much as possible and adventure into the mountains or the ocean.
E: The mountains! The beach has sand and sand is dirty and always inevitably finds its way into my purse. The valley is beautiful but I've lived in one the majority of my life so the mountains were always the perfect escape.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
S: My favorite outdoor activity is probably boating, some of my best memories with these girls at Wilder surround our time boating!
L: Such a hard question... I prefer all my activities to be outdoors... eating, sleeping, working, you name it. But I'd have to say hiking to swimming holes and waterfalls!! That's where I'd rather be.
E: It has to be running. You can do it virtually anywhere and it's a great way to get to know a new landscape.
If fear wasn't an issue, what adrenaline-rushing sport would you try?
S: If it wasn’t for my fear I would be skydiving as much as possible and riding a motorcycle everywhere I went.
L: I definitely would try wingsuit flying. It'll never ever happen because fear IS an issue, but I think it would be such a crazy, unique experience.
E: If fear wasn't an issue, I'd definitely try out paragliding. It seems like such a peaceful way to get a unique perspective of virtually any outdoor space.
Where is your favorite place on Earth (or one of them)?
S: My favorite place on earth is Palau and it’s a small pacific island where my dad was born and raised. It’s the most beautiful place in the world to me and a lot of my dad’s family is still living there.
L: Two of my favorite places I've visited are Iceland and Hawaii. Looks like we're suckers for islands! I love the volcanic yet lush landscapes, with so many opportunities for hiking, swimming, waterfalls, hot springs, snorkeling, just everything!
E: While I'm tempted to say a number of gorgeous outdoor locales that I would undoubtedly visit again at the drop of a hat, I'd have to say my favorite place is my mom's house. It's the place where I feel the most myself and there's nothing better than that.
Now off to hit the road (to the mountains, the ocean, somewhere beautiful...)!!
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