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SIRA Affiliate Forum

Aug. 9 • Kye’s


Southern Indiana REALTORS Association (SIRA), which is headed up by CEO Glenda Gasparine, held the 2018 Affiliate Forum Aug. 9 at Kye’s. Marki Lemons, the featured speaker, spoke about unethical social media practices with attendees, who also enjoyed breakfast and networking at the event. To learn more about the association, go to sira.org.


Heather Asari Watson & Rodney Alen Haynes


Photography by Meredith Morrison of Meredith Morrison Photography

screen-shot-2018-08-20-at-10-42-49-amOUR STORY

How we met.

We met at a church where Rodney was a deacon serving communion. I asked him for two servings of wine/grape juice because I had, had a really bad week. He said, “Take what you need sister.”

Our first date.

It was very nervous and awkward. We went to Sake Blue. My car was at the mechanic, and I was communicating with the mechanic by text. So, he thought I was on the phone too much. We hugged at the end of the date and it started to snow.

Our engagement story.

I had to have my car towed to the mechanic, so I was angry. I was also tired. I laid down on the bed and was about to go to sleep when he said we had to go to dinner since it was our fourth anniversary since we’d started dating. So, I got up and went, even though I was sleepy and moody. We were talking about our relationship at dinner. He asked, “Did you think we would be together this long?” I said no. Then, he got down on one knee and started to yell his proposal across the restaurant. I did not understand what was going on until he opened the box and the rest of the restaurant patrons started cheering. I started crying and put on the ring.

Our wedding day memories.

I was worried about the wedding day because we had bad snow the night before. We couldn’t rehearse because of snow and ice. The Second Street Bridge was closed. My hairdresser was not able to do my hair, so I had an appointment with a stranger. I loved getting dressed with my bridesmaids and makeup artist, who had me laughing the entire time. I loved walking down the aisle with my father who was a few weeks out of recovering from major surgery. I loved that my mother was able to attend (and look good), since she has advanced Alzheimer’s disease. I loved our first dance. I loved our photographer and videographer. I loved our caterer and baker. But the thing I love most about our wedding day was walking down the aisle to my husband and saying our vows, and having our pastor pray over us.screen-shot-2018-08-20-at-10-45-33-am


Wedding and Reception Venue: Kye’s

Officiant: Pastor Corrie Daniel Shull of Burnett Avenue Baptist Church

Photography: Meredith Morrison of Meredith Morrison Photography

Wedding Planner: Toinette LeMaster of Memorable Moments LLC

Wedding Dress: USA Bridal on Hurstbourne

Accessories: Laurel Wreath Bridal at Eventful 203*

Make Up: Tressa Crayton of WhoDoesYourMakeup?

Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Rings: Genesis Diamonds

Décor: The bride, Heather Watson

Flowers: Wildflowers

Invitations: David’s Bridal

Catering: Stumler’s Catering

Cake: Kristin Harris of Lavish Cakes

Sound/Music: Kye’s

Videographer: James Jamison of Reel Time Jay

*Heather Watson won a wedding dress courtesy of Laurel Wreath Bridal at Eventful 203 after being drawn the grand prize winner at our 2017 Wedding Issue Launch Party at the Calumet Club. Because Heather had already purchased a dress, Laurel Wreath Bridal owner Laurie Haag instead supplied Heather’s beautiful wedding accessories.

Events | SIRA Affiliate Forum

SIRA Affiliate Forum 

Aug. 24 • Kye’s in Jeffersonville 

Photos by Christian Watson screen-shot-2017-09-25-at-6-14-16-pm

Southern Indiana Realtor Association hosted the 2017 SIRA Affiliates Forum at Kye’s on Aug. 24. Attendees mingled and enjoyed a breakfast buffet before listening to HGTV star-expert craftsman-celebrity designer Chip Wade.

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SoIN Style with Kye Hoen

President and Owner of Kye’s

Photo by Danny Alexander

Whenever I am choosing something to wear I always think, “Is it fun? Am I comfortable? Is it current? Is it classy?”

What I love most about Southern Indiana are the people. I taught school here for 14 years, owned and operated my business for 23 years and lived here for over 50 years. The relationships and bonds that I have been fortunate enough to develop over the years are one of my life’s greatest joys. The small town feel with big city amenities very close by is such a positive – and of course “my” river.

Most people don’t know that I once did the dance the Y.M.C.A with the Cowboy from the Village People. Also, I am a licensed and ordained minister and have had the pleasure to officiate many marriage ceremonies at Kye’s and elsewhere.

My life quote is “No matter how you feel. Get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”

My professional goal, as it has been for 23 years, is to strive to improve Kye’s and the service we offer our clients. Personally, my goal is to appreciate each day, no matter what it brings and to truly live in the moment.

Even though my Mother passed away several years ago, her influence has remained with me throughout my life. She taught me to work hard, always be a lady and above all else love with all my heart.


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