taste of sweet freedom

first, let me officially introduce myself as aimee of madeinthefold
more official “get to know you” pictures and details later, but for now, some recent (and maybe some not so recent) sharing of past projects.

a couple of weeks ago, i was able to help my dear friend and fellow creative, jamie of julias poppies design create an evening consisting of an intimate atmosphere, amazing food and support of a wonderful cause – the sweet freedom campaign.

the space that she asked me to help style was down in grant park at a branding company called matchstic. the loose vision that jamie casted to me was one of intimate mingling over wine and great food, surrounded by natural and rustic beauty (including the amazing conference table that we ate on).

taking inspiration from found objects recently, i wanted there to be a collection of vessels that seemed like i had collected them from long ago but still with a modern and simplistic feel. pulling vintage bottles, ikea cups and clear drinking glasses together, along with some fresh greens (yes! a form of broccoli), herbs (for the budget conscious), exotic leaves and unusual flowers from a nearby farmers market, i wanted to keep the look natural, simple and rustic. all of these elements were placed on a piece of kraft paper that had raw, torn edges.

because the evening highlighted chocolate and supported the fair trade movement in the cocoa fields of west africa, when i stumbled upon sand that came in three different shades that could symbolize the colors of chocolate, i decided that would be the finishing touch to bring all of the elements together.

the very talented amber, of amber wilburn photography took the amazing photos that i am going to share below. our chef for the evening was jason jimenez, and yanni iliadisĀ paired our courses with delectable wine choices.

i hope that this evening is the first of many to support a cause as great and worthy as this one!

thanks so much to everyone that was involved, and jamie, thanks for asking me to be a part, it was such an amazing evening!
to see even more pictures, go to amber’s blog, here.

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