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Evan & DC: An Old-Fashioned Kind of Love
Photos By Radian Photography
By L. K. on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:59 am in Vintage
After getting engaged in Paris, Carolinian couple Evan and DC Ramsey shared the toast-worthy news with a celebratory photo shoot that paid tribute to their shared passion for a great Old Fashioned.
“DC talks a mile a minute, while Evan is quieter and more reserved,” says Radhika McDiarmid, one half of the husband-and-wife photography duo who captured the couple. “Her heart never left France, where she studied abroad; he only considered leaving his home in Texas for her. As different as they are, they bonded over the little things, like developing and perfecting a unique Old Fashioned recipe. It’s a drink that they learned to love together, and one they like to unwind with on the porch after a long day.”
Evan and DC were pleasantly surprised to discover that Radhika and her husband, Ian, were enthusiastic about their unconventional engagement session idea, even enlisting stylist Amanda Blair to help bring their mixology-inspired concept to life.
“They blew it out of the water,” DC says. “We love the romantic yet laid-back vibe that they created.”
Santé to that!
Evan proposed to DC beneath the Eiffel Tower. “I couldn’t believe it; he had the most beautiful ring in a perfect blue Limoges ring box,” DC says. “Of course I said oui!”
Flowers on Broad Street arranged an earthy yet bright bouquet for the occasion. It included pincushion proteas, hydrangeas, parrot tulips, golden berries, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus tied with raw silk ribbons.
DC and Evan held their engagement shoot at North Carolina’s historic Leslie-Alford-Mims House, a Greek Revival manse built in 1840.
Evan and DC’s Old Fashioned recipe required a lot of testing and trials. It originated when a friend introduced them to boozy cherries, which led them to ordering huge quantities of tinned cherries and throwing “cherry parties” at their home every few months. They experimented with many different combinations of bitters, spices, and bourbon brought by their friends before they landed on the one. This distinct iteration of the classic cocktail is a keeper.
Evan and dc’s Old Fashioned
♦ 2 ounces of bourbon or rye♦ 1/4 ounces of demerara simple syrup♦ 2 dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters♦ 4 dashes of Crude “Sycophant” (small-batch orange bitters finished with North Carolina figs) ♦ 1 orange peel, expressed♦ 1 lemon peel, expressed♦ 1 bourbon cherry
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > radian photography
Event Design and Planning > amanda blair by design
Location > leslie-alford-Mims house
Flowers > flowers on broad street
Rentals > COTTAGE LUXE
Hair > fancy knot salon
Makeup > fancy knot salon
Rings > Nan LEE JEWELRY
Stationery > wedding paper divas
Calligraphy > yellow house calligraphy
Film Scanning and Processing > The FIND LAB
Hand-Lettering > Bridgett Lynette Designs
Postage Stamps > Magnolia Postage
Dresses > rent the runway
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