Cooper and Coleman

Please join us for our wedding celebration on


It’s our wedding weekend!

Johnny managed to find someone who makes him a better person, challenges him in every way, and loves him more than he knew possible. It just so happens that person is also named Johnny.

Unlikely as it may be, two Johnnys found each other and they don’t seem to be letting go.

With new jobs, a new home in a new city, and a small family with Baron, to start, our lives keep changing every day—together.

Our story about a vintage French convertible and mysterious man in a blue scarf on a bridge in Paris isn't the plot of a Jason Bourne movie, but rather the surprise proposal that begins our life-long adventure.

We are sharing our love for one another with a small group of family and friends on September 27, 2019 in Chicago.

Whether you are with us in person or celebrating our marriage from afar, we are grateful for your love and support and we look forward to making new memories with you!



The Main Event

4:30 PM, September 27, 2019
A New Leaf
1818 N. Wells Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Arrivals and Libations @ 4:30pm
Wedding @ 5:15pm
More Cocktails and Hors d'ouevres @ 5:45pm
Some Traditional Wedding Reception Stuff @ 6:30pm
Awesome Buffet Dinner and an Evening of Fun @ 6:45pm
Late Night Deep Dish Pizza War @ 10:00pm
Main Event Ends @ 11:00pm
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Fall AF Family & Friends Outing

10:30 AM, September 28, 2019
County Line Orchard
200 County Line Rd., Hobart, Indiana 46342

Pack your best plaid, puffer vests, and boots and prepare for some seriously basic insta-worthy photo-ops. The entire group of wedding guests are invited on a bus ride out to the country for apple picking and a picnic in the orchard! We'll also take the opportunity to get an epic group photo for everyone to remember the weekend!

We will have a reserved tent area for the afternoon (approx 12p-3p). Everyone will receive full access to the orchard including u-pick apples, sunflowers, pumpkins; childresn petting zoo; corn maze and soybean maze; hay rides, and country store (where the apple cider donuts are!).

Buses will depart hotel (Residence Inn) at 10:45am to arrive at the orchard around Noon. Two motor coaches will depart the orchard at 3pm. If you have *RSVP'd "yes," please make sure to attend--we are paying for your entrance/lunches in advance and will reserve appropriately-sized coaches to account for each person attending.

*If you plan to drive yourself, please let us know so we account for that in the motor coach reservation.

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Chill Saturday Evening

8:30 PM, September 28, 2019
TBD, Chicago, IL 60614

Casual, optional evening event for all or some to hang out somewhere. More details to come. Interested in whatever it turns out to be? Click YES for your RSVP below.
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Baron's Brunch

10:30 AM, September 29, 2019
Johnny & Johnny's home
332 Olmsted Rd, Riverside, IL 60546

Before you depart, come to our place and relax a little, say your goodbyes, and begin your journey home on a full stomach! Baron invites everyone over for catered brunch at our place to close out the weekend.
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Wedding Party

William E. Baroni Jr.

Best Man

William Burke Coleman III

Best Man

Adelaide Wainwright



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Gift Registry

Crate & Barrel

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The invitation indicates “COCKTAIL ATTIRE”, but we don’t expect you dressed to the nines. Our hope is for a nice, fun, semi-casual atmosphere where everyone is comfortable, looks great, and has an even better time.

Gentlemen....a suit or blazer are appropriate, neck ties are not required.

For you ladies, we do not expect you in neck ties either and you can leave your ball gowns at home. It'll be a nice (hopefully warm) fall evening in Chicago, so dresses of any length, jumpers, pant suits, and skirts/blouses are appropriate.

We recommend elastic waist bands because the buffet will be de-lish-ous! Just kidding, but you certainly won't leave hungry, unless you try.


Your Travel Arrangements

This is a Friday wedding. Our hope is to have as much time as possible to spend with each of you.

You may arrive any time, however the room rates begin on Thursday, September 26, 2019. You may request an extension of the rates by contacting the hotel if you wish to come early or stay longer.

It's suggested you arrive Thursday evening if you are traveling by air to avoid any interruptions which may prevent your attendance.

We will have a dinner on Thursday evening for our immediate families. Friday will be the main event, and we're planning an adventure on Saturday for the group, so stay tuned!

We hope you will join us for as much of the weekend as you are able or willing. It is sure to be a fun group!

We will host brunch on Sunday, so if your departures allow you to stop by and be with us for any amount of time, please do. We are right off the highway on your way to Chicago-O'Hare (ORD - 14.5 miles Northwest) and Chicago-Midway (MDW - 13.5 miles Southwest).

Getting Around Town

We wouldn't recommend renting a car. Parking is very expensive in garages, including the hotels, and street parking is difficult. Lyft, Uber, or taxis are the best way to get around. Lyft and Uber require you to download the app on your smartphone.

We will have transportation for a few of the events (more to come on this).

Transport from the airport is easy by train (subway) on the CTA or it is a $30-40 Lyft/Uber/Taxi ride depending on time of day. Note that evening arrival may put you at high traffic time making the 30 minute ride more than an hour at times.

HOTEL OPTION 1: Residence Inn by Marriott Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile

Cooper/Coleman Wedding Room Block Start Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
End Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Last Day to Book: September 5, 2019

Special group rate:
:: Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile  for $199.00 USD  - $299.00 USD  per night
:: Studio $199.00 USD per night
:: One Bedroom (recommended) $219.00 USD per night (One King, one Full-size sofabed)
:: Two Bedrooms** available for $299.00 USD per night (One King, One Queen, One Full-size sofabed)
**Two Bedroom suites must be booked by phone, directly with hotel to be included in our room block. These book up quickly, during fall weekends, so make your reservation quickly. Be sure they know you are booking for the Cooper-Coleman Wedding.

Hotel highlights:
:: Well-suited for families with children
:: Kitchen in each room (bathrooms are on the small side)
:: Two short blocks to our other hotel block: Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
:: Close to the Beach @ Lake Michigan
:: Two blocks off Michigan Avenue
:: Close to the shoppping for which Chicago is known
:: Walking distance to the Beach @ Lake Michigan
:: Shuttles to wedding will depart from here
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HOTEL OPTION 2: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago

Cooper/Coleman Wedding Room Block

Start Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
End Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Last Day to Book: September 5, 2019


Special group rate:
:: The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago for $209.00 USD per night
:: Upgrades available starting at $229.00 USD

Hotel highlights:
:: Higher-end hotel compared to Residence Inn
:: Two short blocks to our other hotel block: Marriott Residence Inn (Shuttles to wedding will depart from Residence Inn)
:: Lake Michigan views for some rooms
:: Right on Michigan Avenue
:: Directly across the street from Hancock Tower
:: Close to the shoppping for which Chicago is known
:: Across the street from Mall @ 900 Michigan Ave.
:: Walking distance to the Beach @ Lake Michigan
:: Bathrooms are on the small side....(very Chicago)
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