Nineth and William Hernandez

Q & A: Nineth & William’s Century Memorial Chapel, Abbington Banquets wedding

Photos courtesy of Eivan’s Photography & Video

Nineth Tiana Lopez and William Walter Hernandez were married at Century Memorial Chapel in Naperville with a reception at Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn. Nineth is originally from Chicago and William is from Aurora. The couple honeymooned in St. Lucia after their April 4 wedding and live in Warrenville.

We asked the couple to answer some newlywed questions, and answers are below:

Q: How did you meet?

William: We met in 2009 at her parents’ home in Hoffman Estates. I was there doing a plumbing job and my work van was blocking her in the driveway. She asked me to move it with some attitude and I told her “I guess I can.” She went off to work.  I saw a picture of her in their living room and that’s when I told my apprentice that she is beautiful and I was going to marry her.

She came back for lunch and I overheard her tell her mom she would be back at 5 p.m. That was about the time my apprentice and I would be done with our work. The time came and went, we were done with our work, and as I was giving the bill to her mother I asked if her daughter was single. Her mother said that she was and I left my phone number with her — little did I know I also forgot my coat.

A week went by and I didn’t hear anything and realized my coat was over there. I called her mom and asked if I could swing by to pick up my coat. I did and another week passed by and I had my coat on and reached in my pocket and found my wife’s number in it. I called her mother to see if she knew anything about it and she told me she was the one that did it. I called and we talked for a month before we met — the rest is history.

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A photo of Carlene Smith, owner of Naturally Yours Events, a Chicago company that specializes in crafting environmentally friendly weddings.Every Tuesday, Carlene Smith of Naturally Yours Events will share one easy tip to make your wedding more environmentally friendly.

TIP: Avoid toxic candles! Typical candles used for table decor include toxic paraffin wax, which is a petroleum-based product. Petroleum candles release toxic carcinogens and pollution into the air that your guests are breathing in while they eat dinner. Yuck! We recommend you use soy-based candle wax instead. These are sustainable, biodegradable, non-toxic and they last way longer. Continue reading

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The couple’s wedding photographers from Allusion Photography snapped photos of the newlyweds with the famed rapper. Snoop even posted photos on Twitter and Instagram!

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“Jus got Married.”

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