Minimalistic and Classic Backyard Wedding in Scottsdale

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Kaysia and Ryan's farm-style home set a refined backdrop for their understated nuptials.
Written by
Mackenzie Sylvester


Arizona Bride Fall/Winter 2023

A crisp, classic black and white palette was juxtaposed beautifully against the natural greens at Kaysia Hamilton and Ryan Bayster’s backyard wedding in Scottsdale. The couple opted for simplicity to pair with the minimalist farm-style home, letting the gorgeous landscaping speak for itself. The understated, clean event design featured white florals and baby’s breath (a childhood favorite of the bride) by Fiori Floral Design, luxe black and white signage by Writing On The Walls, Champagne-hued Show Me Your Mumu bridesmaid gowns and sleek black tuxedos. On their first date, the couple went out for sushi—now a weekly date night tradition—that they honored at their nuptials by serving sushi during the cocktail hour and at the reception. The duo also paid homage to the start of their love story with their first dance song, “Sideways” by Citizen Cope featuring Santana. “This song has been part of our relationship from the beginning, and [we] felt the relaxed and smooth vibe fit perfectly for the wedding,” Kaysia shared. A heartfelt prayer by Kaysia’s great-grandfather Reverend Hamilton kicked off the ceremony, officiated by the couple’s best friend. But it was the evening of dancing with their loved ones that was the highlight of the day for the newlyweds. “We’re not the most talented of dancers, but we had everyone on the floor living up the moment with us,” Kaysia said.

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