Cooper and Coleman

Please join us for our wedding celebration on

. . . . .

Johnny managed to find someone who made him a better person, challenged him in every way, and loves him more than he knew possible. That person also happens to be 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.

When we tell the story of a chauffeured vintage French convertible and the elusive “man in the blue scarf” on the bridge at 5pm in Paris, we aren’t describing a Jason Bourne film, rather the surprise proposal that’s turned this unexpected connection into what’s sure to be a life-long adventure.

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

Whether you’ll be 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!


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Coleman Cooper Family Dinner

7:00 PM, September 26, 2019
TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60654

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The Main Event

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

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

10:00 AM, September 28, 2019
TBD, Chicago, Illinois 60614

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!
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Take a Chill Pill

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

(No actual pills involved) Casual, optional evening for all or some to hang out at a quintessential Chicago jaunt--there may be some cool history involved. 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

10:00 AM, September 29, 2019
Johnny & Johnny's home
2110 N. Lakewood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

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


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. Thursday evening dinner is intended for the Coleman and Cooper families.

All other events are intended for every one of our guests and we hope you will join us for as many 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

Renting a car is not advised. Parking is very expensive in garages, including hotel, and risky on the streets. 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 ride depending on time of day. Evening arrival may put you at high traffic time making the 30 minute ride more than an hour at times, so please plan accordingly.

HOTEL 1: 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 USD per night
:: Upgrades available starting at 229 USD

Hotel highlights:
:: Higher-end hotel compared to Residence Inn
:: Two short blocks to our other hotel block: Marriott 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)

HOTEL 2: 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 2, 2019
Special group rate:
:: Residence Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile  for 199.00 USD  - 219.00 USD  per night
:: Upgrades to One Bedrooms (recommended) and Two Bedrooms available

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
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