So we’re way behind with this particular Good Bones update, but, given that the show is currently prepping its long-awaited second season, now is as good a time as any to point out that Mina Starsiak is now Mina Starsiak-Hawk. The HGTV star got married to husband Stephen Hawk last summer, in a crazy-gorgeous ceremony that we’re hoping an upcoming Good Bones episode offers at least a peek at.
Before we dive headfirst into the *ton* of Good Bones Mina Starsiak wedding photos to emerge since the ceremony, here’s the story of the happy couple’s proposal, courtesy of their page at The Knot:
Steve’s proposal was quite elaborate. It started as a ruse during the filming of the HGTV show my mom and I are making. In the middle of an on camera interview, my lovely little sister interrupted with a bouquet of my favorite flowers, hydrangeas, and a very lengthy and ryhmey note. My immediate reaction was to scream, “SCAVENGER HUNT”, and we were off to the races. I didn’t realize until maybe clue #4 out of 8 that we were visiting all the places that Steve and I loved; out first meeting spot, first date spot, favorite eateries and so on. I was suuuuper slow on the pick up.
Trying to keep a long, awesome story short, the last clue was the only one I came even close to getting without help. It read:
“A backwards KRAP can be awesome; particularly since it’s the biggest in town. But don’t go to that booth, but East across the way and do it with a smile, not a frown. Look for a familiar logo and drive down the street to the arm; the officer is nice, just follow his advice and he will cause you no harm.”
Backwards krap, a park; the biggest in Indy is Eagle Creek Park. Across the street is the guard booth to THE COLTS COMPLEX!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!
Steve was waiting on the 50 yard line of the Colts training field with the most bad ass diamond I have ever seen. He said awesome lovely stuff that was all a blur to both of us, I said yes, and the rest is history…
So! Without further ado, here’s a roughly chronological gallery of every wedding photo we could find, courtesy of Mina herself, some of her family members, and she and Stephen’s unbelievably talented wedding photographer. The pics start with rehearsal dinner shenanigans and dance forward from there. And trust us–you will definitely want to scroll to the end to see the couple’s great take on wedding cake:
Mina didn't question my sanity (at least to my face) when I dragged her into the most perfect pocket of light in the worlds prettiest bathroom at @1899experiencevenue. Those. Eyes. #midwestweddingphotographer #indywedding #indianapoliswedding #indyigers #freckles #1899experiencevenue #chicagoweddingphotographer #chicagowedding
This is my favorite picture of the whole night(so far). @srhawk2003 & I worked our butts off for 11 dance lessons with the amazing @kathleenilo at Starlite Ballroom to put together our first dance together and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out ?? If you're local and wanna get your dance on, @kathleenilo is the one and only!!!!
Here’s the aforementioned Starsiak-Hawk Wedding Cake Goodness. 2017 needs to be the year of the Donut Cake Orgy (#DonutCakeOrgy):
Mina also offered a heartfelt and beautiful thanks to everyone involved in she and Stephen’s ceremony:
#tbt to the BEST WEDDING EVER ? I (Mina) want to take a moment to thank everyone in my crazy life for helping to get me up to and through this day in life, all while filming season 2 of #GoodBones; Thank you to my mom @kelaine217 , my sister in law and COO @ahowellc22 , my amazing baby sister and maid of honor @kelsygray , my hustler for life @fauxsmith , my bestie @anniebussard , my dad and stepmom, my husbands amazingly crafty family, and most of all my amazing and handsome husband @srhawk2003 for holding everything down that would just fall apart without him. I would be keyless, shoeless, possibly bra-less some days, living in piles of dog hair without him. I love you boo ?
Finally, you can check out a stunning video compilation of their day right here:
If you’re interested in booking their photographer, or just in checking out more amazing photos, visit @mtalty on Instagram here.
Congrats to Mina and Stephen on their wedding, and to the whole Good Bones family on Season 2! Now we’re even more impatient to see the finished product 🙂
(Photo credits: Good Bones Mina Starsiak wedding photos via Instagram)