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The Wild Path We're really into creative events, music, weddings (s/o to love!) and YOU ⚡️ We help disruptors bring to life ideas otherwise thought impossible.

Let's make magic together! We are the Wild Path. And really, so are you. You're the one with the vision. We have your back. MARKETING + EVENTS
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You deserve to celebrate your one wild and precious life. What is it you'll choose to do?

Operating as usual

Hey y’all 👋 It’s been a looong minute since posting here because we be livin’ life — but we’re stopping in to say hey, h...
01/09/2022

Hey y’all 👋 It’s been a looong minute since posting here because we be livin’ life — but we’re stopping in to say hey, how’s it going, it’s 2022 yada yada.

We’re Derek and Tessa, the mom and dad of two kids + The Wild Path. We keep trying to hang up our DJ hats 🧓🏻but then y’all convince us to stay. We like California, warm weather + sun, reading, good quality food, moving our bods, champagne + bourbon and hanging with our people ✔️

⭐️ Wild engaged lovers, we’ve got a tiny number of weekends in 2022 left so slide into my email if you want in!

photo by our right hand @brockdupont
#columbusweddings #thewildpath

This moody October mansion wedding was a whole lifestyle, and honestly we’d pick it over winter anytime 🥀 Excited to see...
12/18/2020

This moody October mansion wedding was a whole lifestyle, and honestly we’d pick it over winter anytime 🥀 Excited to see it featured over on @theknot.

Luxe vendor team 🖤
Intentional design: @bethcracraft
Coordination: @eventshelddear
Photo: @ashley_posthuma
Flowers: @stateandarrow
Peep @theknot feature for full vendor list.

Closin’ down shop for the holidays to get off the grid + practice being present ⚡️It’s been a wild year with 23 weddings...
12/22/2018

Closin’ down shop for the holidays to get off the grid + practice being present ⚡️

It’s been a wild year with 23 weddings we DJ’d and 4 we coordinated, 8 fitness events we DJ’d, 5 In Pursuit shows with Pursuit, 13 concerts between City of Hilliard, Ohio - Government + Franklinton Fridays, 30 Gateway - University District CD102.5 local ‘n live events, 1 festival with ColumbusUnderground.com, the marketing + rebranding of GIVE Yoga, 3 trips to California, 1 wild halloween bash + countless other adventures. Couldn’t have done it without this community and our badass crew.

Let’s rock it, 2019. Until next year 👊

📷: Rachel Joy Barehl / Visual Anthropologist for M+E’s love fest at Franklin Park Conservatory.

Gettin' wild with Penzone Salons + Spas at their Winter Trends Event 🐆⚡️📷: JOJO Photography and Film
12/11/2018

Gettin' wild with Penzone Salons + Spas at their Winter Trends Event 🐆⚡️

📷: JOJO Photography and Film

each couple we’ve served thus far in our 2018 season has been an honor. sometimes there are torrential downpours, dirty ...
09/25/2018

each couple we’ve served thus far in our 2018 season has been an honor. sometimes there are torrential downpours, dirty power supplies + zapped gear and other things ya can’t plan for, but one thing is certain: these days are filled with magic and being witness is never taken for granted.

18 down / 6 more to go in 2018 💥

“and if you are to love,
love as the moon loves;
it does not steal the night—
it only unveils the beauty of the dark.”
🌙 #israalthibeh
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📷: Julia Madden Sears for K+C's wedding, Youngstown, OH ✨

Cast your vote to help bring Columbus to SXSW 2019 with The Wild Path + Pursuit! ✌️ It takes 5 minutes and ends tomorrow...
08/29/2018
Abandon the Trend: The Value in Untapped Markets

Cast your vote to help bring Columbus to SXSW 2019 with The Wild Path + Pursuit! ✌️

It takes 5 minutes and ends tomorrow, August 30. Here’s how to cast your vote...
👉 Click the link below
🔐 Create an account and sign in
🗳 Click VOTE UP in the black left side panel
⚡️ Share with your friends!
🖤 Feel our gratitude for your time + support

Curious about our panel? ✨ Abandon The Trend: The Value in Untapped Markets presents on the idea of small businesses joined together with local artists using our IN PURSUIT performance series as a case study.

It’s the quintessential human story: a small town girl moves to the Big City to pursue a dream career her hometown couldn’t offer. This panel flips that stereotype on its head. What would happen if she stayed, embraced entrepreneurship and built her industry there? If millennials and Gen Z stay ...

08/04/2018
Pursuit

🎧 Dominique Larue and Jack A.U. Burton last month at Pursuit on repeat all day at TWP headquarters.

Back at it tonight for last show of the season with In Pursuit | T.Wong x Parker Louis x David Michael 7-9pm 💀🤘

Dominique Larue & Jack A.U. Burton brought a cast of friends to the 'In Pursuit' stage for an amazing performance in July! So many things to love about our collaboration with The Wild Path; the passionate supporters, the talented artists, and seeing these artists perform in our suits--especially now to see some of Columbus' brightest female performers in Pursuit Custom Suits. What. A. Thrill.

Hope you’re shredding your week 🤘 (is that too easy of a pun? who cares, made us laugh)Looking back at these killer snap...
07/26/2018

Hope you’re shredding your week 🤘 (is that too easy of a pun? who cares, made us laugh)

Looking back at these killer snaps via our homie Brock DuPont from the last Franklinton Fridays Music Series show featuring Orion and The Constellations + Highwire Kicks at the coolest venue in town, the loading dock at Columbus Idea Foundry. Thanks to CoverMyMeds + all the hard working partners like Create Columbus Commission for makin’ it happen.

Check the next one on August 10 with Joey Aich, Dom Deshawn, Visual 9 + Senseless ✨

The love and support was heavy in the suit shop on Saturday ✨Dominique Larue + Tha Audio Unit brought #AUMusic with them...
07/09/2018

The love and support was heavy in the suit shop on Saturday ✨

Dominique Larue + Tha Audio Unit brought #AUMusic with them and a showcase unlike any other took over Short North Arts District.

Thank you to Nick Lambo VanGogh Darrio Lamont Keef Cowboy OG VERN King Ezz + all who came out 🌙 and to our team Pursuit Brock DuPont Autumn McCandlish Michael Harris + Bradley Williams for creating a space for magic.

Thank you for showing Columbus your energy, passion, talent + that you are made of gold. We love you.

📷: Autumn McCandlish Photography for The Wild Path

Every year that we spin tunes for Validus Games by Validus Events Series, we're inspired to kick it even harder in the g...
07/05/2018

Every year that we spin tunes for Validus Games by Validus Events Series, we're inspired to kick it even harder in the gym 💪

The sun is blazin', the energy is high, the athletes are fierce, the staff and volunteers are passionate + the beer doesn't stop flowing.

📷 : the amazing The Michael Patrick Studio

We’ve watched Dominique Larue for years, admiring her heart and hard work. It’s an honor to now spend time with her, lea...
06/29/2018

We’ve watched Dominique Larue for years, admiring her heart and hard work. It’s an honor to now spend time with her, learn her story and work together to create the next show of the In Pursuit series.

She's back at the game with a renewed purpose: sharing openly about mental health + being of service to others.

In Pursuit | Showcase by Dominique Larue + Tha Audio Unit

Come see the surprise guests who'll show up on the Pursuit stage 🏆 Saturday, July 7, 7-9PM.

Free Pabst Blue Ribbon, free live music and always good people.

📷: Taylor Franz Photography
📚: The Book Loft of German Village

Mood settin’ ✨ for a special yoga class benefiting A Kid Again presented by M+A Architects, Edgework Creative + Land-Gra...
06/28/2018

Mood settin’ ✨ for a special yoga class benefiting A Kid Again presented by M+A Architects, Edgework Creative + Land-Grant Brewing Company.

DJing yoga always gives us creative zone-in blackout unlike when we DJ other events — we get so tuned in that we have no idea what we played when, but things we do know: the crowds’ hips are always swaying and the room is full of looks of bliss. Best performance review, in our opinion 💰

📷: Open Image Studio

Well deserved Columbus Alive cover feature of longtime producer + In Pursuit July artist Tha Audio Unit 🏆👏“Music was my ...
06/21/2018

Well deserved Columbus Alive cover feature of longtime producer + In Pursuit July artist Tha Audio Unit 🏆👏

“Music was my first love, and music was second nature. It goes with my daily routine. If I don’t make music ... the day isn’t complete.”

Check him live at ComFest 2018 this weekend and at July 7's In Pursuit | Showcase by Dominique Larue + Tha Audio Unit.

You Don’t Know Jack Meet Beat-Maker Jack “@thaaudiounit” Burton as he gears up for comfest
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C O L U M B U S A L I V E

COVER 💯🦅🔥
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#columbus #columbusalive #614 #comfest #AUMusic #photography #music #fest #cover

G I V E A W A Y 🌟We’re teaming up with three insanely talented artists + In Pursuit alums to give you TWO TICKETS to the...
06/20/2018

G I V E A W A Y 🌟

We’re teaming up with three insanely talented artists + In Pursuit alums to give you TWO TICKETS to their upcoming triple header show Booty&theKidd // mungbean & Joey Aich on Saturday, June 30 at Skully's Music-Diner!

Want in? Here’s how you enter:
1. Follow us 👋
2. Follow Booty&theKidd
3. Follow mungbean
4. Follow Joey Aich
5. Then, on our post, tag your friend who’s always down for a show 🤘

Giveaway ends at 5PM on Friday, June 22. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Facebook or Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+, release Facebook and Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

06/13/2018
In Pursuit: mungbean

mungbean brought a completely different spin to their In Pursuit show and the audience was BLOWN AWAY 👏We have a feeling you will be too after watching this.

Acoustic set, a spoken word collaboration with Drew Johnson of Loose Films, topped off with a full band performance. Thank you to Pursuit for believing in and supporting Ohio talent and trusting our wild, crazy ideas.

06/07/2018

It's a picture perfect day for the season's first Celebration at the Station with Doc Robinson tonight! 🙌

You know you want to come party with us 🤘

When an image embodies the spirit + purpose of the In Pursuit series so beautifully 🌟 Many of Columbus and beyond coming...
06/06/2018

When an image embodies the spirit + purpose of the In Pursuit series so beautifully 🌟 Many of Columbus and beyond coming together to celebrate and support one another.

Thank you to mungbean for creating an inspiring space at Pursuit last Saturday.

📷: Taylor Franz Photography for The Wild Path

If this weekend is any indication, we’re in for a good summer in Columbus 💣The new music + art street fest Alley Islands...
06/01/2018

If this weekend is any indication, we’re in for a good summer in Columbus 💣

The new music + art street fest Alley Islands 2018 is poppin’ up outside of Blockfort all day, mungbean is takin’ the Pursuit stage for a free in-store performance, Olympic gold medalist #TeamSchuster 🥇 is making a stop in town and our friends Booty&theKidd + Sarob are at Sarob at The Basement. And that's just on Saturday, June 2.

Where will we see you?

Fun fact: Tessa has had mungbean as her wake up alarm song for the past year because it’s just that dang good feelin’ 🌟 ...
05/29/2018

Fun fact: Tessa has had mungbean as her wake up alarm song for the past year because it’s just that dang good feelin’ 🌟 ever since then, we’ve been schemin’ on getting these two in a Pursuit suit.

At the start of 2018, Pursuit introduced CUSTOM SUITS FOR WOMEN and we knew just the perfect fit.

Kick off summer with this ONE NIGHT ONLY VARIETY SHOW In Pursuit | mungbean + special guests. This Saturday, June 2, 7-9PM at Pursuit.

05/17/2018
Pursuit

Another one! 😎 (read with DJ Khaled voice)

Booty&theKidd and Miir brought it at Pursuit. Any guesses on our guest?

So much fun with last week's In Pursuit | Booty&theKidd x Miir show! Was the largest band we've packed in our little space, packed so many of you in too, and it sounded great! Thanks to Booty&theKidd, Miir, & The Wild Path making this happen!

Thanks to @covermymeds, @franklintonart, @columbusideafoundry + @createcolumbus for makin’ the first @franklintonfridays...
05/15/2018

Thanks to @covermymeds, @franklintonart, @columbusideafoundry + @createcolumbus for makin’ the first @franklintonfridays Music Series a fun success 👽 We had a blast helping coordinate the tunes! Check the rest of this summer series on the Second Fridays, 7-9PM, every month through September in the dopest loading dock in town ✌️ @ Columbus Idea Foundry

Photos taken by Brock DuPont for The Wild Path
05/15/2018

Photos taken by Brock DuPont for The Wild Path

Thursday’s basically the weekend, don’t you think? 🎢Photo capturing the grooves from this month’s In Pursuit show at Pur...
05/10/2018

Thursday’s basically the weekend, don’t you think? 🎢

Photo capturing the grooves from this month’s In Pursuit show at Pursuit featuring Booty&theKiddd ✖️ Miir.

📷: Taylor Franz Photography for The Wild Path

Most days we can't help but daydream of hot summer nights listening to our favorite acts in the World of Beer beer garde...
04/24/2018

Most days we can't help but daydream of hot summer nights listening to our favorite acts in the World of Beer beer garden... 🍺🤘😎

Last year we brought over 30 local acts to this outdoor music series presented by Gateway - University District, CD102.5 and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Want to get in on the action this year, drop us a line here: https://thewildpath.us/connect/

Have you heard about Alley Islands 2018? This one of a kind festival is coming quick and we are on the search for perfor...
04/23/2018
Alley Islands | June 2, 2018 | Columbus, OH

Have you heard about Alley Islands 2018? This one of a kind festival is coming quick and we are on the search for performers!

Follow the link below to submit for a chance to perform 👇

Welcome to Alley Islands | Columbus, OH

Let’s be friends! Our team is growing 🌵 Do you genuinely love serving people, brands, bands and all between? Are you a s...
04/11/2018

Let’s be friends! Our team is growing 🌵 Do you genuinely love serving people, brands, bands and all between? Are you a social media fiend? How ‘bout jamming on copywriting? We’re in search of a COMMUNITY INTERN. Tag someone who’s on a mission to distrupt status quo 👇

03/23/2018
In Pursuit Post Up

Brace yourselves. This season is 'bout to be 🔥
In Pursuit | Season 2 Kickoff!

03/19/2018
In Pursuit Season 1

Comin’ back to Columbus from SXSW has us energized and eager to hit y’all with IN PURSUIT SEASON 2️⃣. Mark your calendars ❌ first Saturdays, April-August, 7-9PM, and stay locked for the lineup release. Until then, a look back at Pursuit’s wild In Pursuit Season 1.

RSVP: In Pursuit | Season 2 Kickoff!

In the words of JT, CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! 💃🎧📷: Lauren Mackenzie Photography
01/03/2018

In the words of JT, CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! 💃🎧
📷: Lauren Mackenzie Photography

We're comin' through tonight to set the mood at Wild Goose Creative's Hot Plate Iron Chef: Kraus v Johnston 🎧Who's got $...
12/09/2017
Columbus Alive

We're comin' through tonight to set the mood at Wild Goose Creative's Hot Plate Iron Chef: Kraus v Johnston 🎧

Who's got $10 on the secret ingredient being candy canes? Hope to see you to celebrate WGC's 10th Year!

It's Chef Dan Kraus vs. Chef Will Johnston in Wild Goose Creative's "Hot Plate Iron Chef" on Saturday. Here's a behind-the-scenes look.

Shake thyself from the dust & ARISE 💀It’s our favorite time of the year: HALLOWEEK, when our true spirits come out to pl...
10/24/2017

Shake thyself from the dust & ARISE 💀

It’s our favorite time of the year: HALLOWEEK, when our true spirits come out to play 🦇 We’ve got haunted tours + our annual Wild Hallows witching hour booked in celebration. What’s your spooky tradition?

Featuring killer 🔪 soft tees from Alison Rose.

To all those hardworking Columbus beasts motivating us in the gym, at the studio, on the bike, in the kitchen, you deser...
10/17/2017
lululemon Columbus

To all those hardworking Columbus beasts motivating us in the gym, at the studio, on the bike, in the kitchen, you deserve a little lovin' back, and lululemon Columbus has just the treat.

You're invited to the [free] Sweat Collective Experience this Thursday, Oct 19 from 6:30-10PM. Featuring inspiration from System of Strength + Chris McAlister and goods from top notch vendors like Acre on N. High St., Short and Stout Mobile Bar, Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops + Rhinegeist. RSVP below ⚡️

Calling all personal trainers, fitness instructors and leaders in sweat! As a thank you for all of your awesome classes and training sessions, we have an exclusive event this Thursday (10/19) just for you! It's an opportunity to sweat, connect and celebrate! For event details and to RSVP, check out the link below.
http://sweatcollectivecolumbus.eventbrite.ca

We made new friends! And we got to cross off “be on a podcast!” from our bucket list. ⚡️Thanks to Rita Amparita and Bran...
09/30/2017

We made new friends! And we got to cross off “be on a podcast!” from our bucket list. ⚡️

Thanks to Rita Amparita and Brandon Williams for having us + letting us talk our faces off. We laughed hard, talked the 9-5 grind and importance of routines, shared our deepest darkest “what I would tell my younger self” and shouted out a few clutch partners of ours. Listen in!

itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/remember-to-floss/id1202694947?mt=2&i=1000392833801

It all started when two wild-eyed Columbus kids met up and haven't stopped kickin' it since.Thank you to Columbus Alive ...
08/31/2017
Community feature: 'In Pursuit' creators discuss unconventional event-planning

It all started when two wild-eyed Columbus kids met up and haven't stopped kickin' it since.

Thank you to Columbus Alive and Erica Thompson for the support. How surreal! Blessed by our right hand Brock DuPont, Nate DeMars and Pursuit, the In Pursuit artists and Columbus musicians, our day one homies Validus Events Series, Balanced Yoga + CD102.5 and every single person out here living with heart. Keep going 🤘

Derek and Tessa DuPont turned an Instagram account into an “experiential marketing” business

08/25/2017
Pursuit

Wrapping up our 2017 In Pursuit series with a bang. 💥💥💥

Put on your party pants and come out for Winter Makes Sailors ft. Nicholas Nocera: In Pursuit + Artwork of Nicholas & Alison Nocera: A Joint Gallery Exhibition.

The season finale of 'In Pursuit' will be something special! Not only will Winter Makes Sailors play a free Gallery Hop concert but drummer Nicholas Nocera will open a monthlong exhibit of his art at our shop and Alison Rose Nocera will simultaneously open an exhibit of her art at our neighbor Surprise Modern Party + Cocktail Goods!

2 Gallery Shows. 2 Shops. 1 Concert. 1 Gallery Hop Block Party! Pursuit x Surprise x Alison Rose x Winter Makes Sailors x The Wild Path. Closing Season 1 with the ultimate community collaboration.

Concert: Winter Makes Sailors ft. Nicholas Nocera: In Pursuit
Art Exhibits: Artwork of Nicholas & Alison Nocera: A Joint Gallery Exhibition

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www.katemannella.com Andy and Julia are MARRIED!! 🎉🎉 They tied the knot this Saturday at the Lake Erie Building, one of my favorite venues in Cleveland! This celebration was one for the books! Their sweet (and hilarious) written vows, their perfect blend of colorful, industrial and wood (crafted by the groom, himself) details, and their ability to throw one heck of a good party made this wedding full of personal details and non-stop fun!! I can't wait to dive into the special moments of this wedding day! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings!! . . . . . Vendors: Event Planner: Ginger Celebrations Divine MUA: Amber Horton @hortonheardwhat Hair: StephTheHairAlchemist Florals: Molly Taylor & Co. Cake: Kathy Pilla Dress Boutique: @scaffersbridalaz Caterer: Cafe Sausalito DJ: The Wild Path
Today we have another teaser. Well I got carried away. I will call this a trailer. Ryan and Jessica Parkinson got married at one of our favorite venues Juniper. This whole day was perfect. It was designed by so many amazing vendors. Wow is all I have to say about Ryan and Jessica. You can see how much they love each other in this short tease. I mean listen to the way they recite their personal vows. I love it. All the tears!! What a great day. But even better, this is just the tease. Their full film is coming soon! Enjoy! 🖤☺️ Planning + Design by Vivid Vibes Event Planning Venue: Juniper Photography by Nicole Clarey Photography Floral Design by Vessel Floral and Event Design Stationary by @thecolumbuscalligrapher Gown by @bertabridal at La Jeune Mariee Rochii de Mireasa Valcea Cocktail Hour Entertainment Honey and Blue Ceremony Guitarist The Wild Path Band @theconspiracyband_columbus Cake by @thesuisseshopbakery Hair by Beauty Therapy Makeup by Almaz Faces FotoBar The Foto Bar
We love springtime weddings, look at that scenery! Here’s a little clip of Jessica Parkinson looking so gorgeous on her wedding day! We are excited to share their wedding tease with you so soon ✨. It was a great day working with some great venders! Here’s a look at who had a hand at making this day so perfect 🖤☺️ Planning + Design by Vivid Vibes Event Planning Photography by Nicole Clarey Floral Design by Vessel Floral and Event Design Stationary by @thecolumbuscalligrapher Gown by @bertabridal BERTA at La Jeune Mariee Cocktail Hour Entertainment Honey and Blue Ceremony Guitarist The Wild Path Cake by @thesuisseshopbakery Venue: Juniper Hair by Beauty Therapy Makeup by Almaz Faces FotoBar The Foto Bar