“Sweet Nothings/ I do! I do!”
Sweet Nothings Lingerie-“I do! I do!” Wedding Boutique and Tuxedo Rental has been around since 1960, making it the oldest wedding/lingerie shop in town. We drive past it daily as we go to and from the StoryCorps booth, so we finally decided to step inside and find out the story behind this intriguing place.
Inside, there isn’t an inch of empty space. It’s chock-a-block full with everything from bras of every shape and size to flouncy bridesmaid dresses to skimpy nurse’s uniforms and “Santa’s helpers” suits.
A Vietnamese lady named Kelly McReynolds (pictured above with her granddaughter) owns the place. She bought the shop from a Ms. Choi twenty years ago, and all of her employees are family members. The day we stopped by, McReynolds had put a “For Sale” sign in the window. She explained that none of her sisters or nieces want to take over the business, and she’s done running it. “I helped entertain everybody in this town for years and years…now it’s time to entertain myself,” she said. McReynolds plans to dedicate her retirement years to the art of meditation.