ronnie & michael

invite you to their marriage celebration

Saturday June 21, 2014 Six O’Clock in the evening
ceremony & reception at Gallery 1028 1028 North Hooker Street

All the festivities will be held at Gallery 1028, a lovely loft space on Goose Island in Chicago. After a short ceremony, we look forward to being your hosts at a Southern-style reception, including cocktails, dinner, live music and dancing.


We’ve reserved two limited blocks of hotel rooms for the wedding weekend. The two hotels are just a one-minute walk apart, and only 1.5 miles from Gallery 1028. Ask for the Craig/Manley wedding block to get the discounted rate for either hotel.

515 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60654
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66 West Illinois Street Chicago, IL 60654
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Please email us at if you have questions about accommodations, or if we can direct you to some fun things to do in Chicago while you’re here.

(no) gifts

Here’s the thing about gifts: We don’t want any. Seriously. What we do want more than anything is to spend the evening and celebrate with the people we love. (That’s you!) If you’d like, here are a couple alternatives to gifts:

RECIPES: We love trying new dishes at home and experimenting with cocktails, so we’d be thrilled if you’d share a favorite food or beverage recipe for us to make in the coming years. Just bring your recipes on a notecard, and please include your name so we know who to thank when we enjoy them!

CHARITIES: The two charities below mean a great deal to us. If you’d like to donate, please feel free to do so in our names, in your own name or that of anyone who’s dear to you. We very much appreciate your support in any form for these great organizations.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation pursues next-generation multiple myeloma treatments to extend the lives of patients and lead to a cure. Our donations to MMRF are given in the name of Michael’s mother, Kristine Manley.

PAWS Chicago is where Ronnie adopted our wonderful dog Agnes ten years ago. It’s also Chicago’s largest no-kill shelter and an important advocate organization for our community’s animals.

Please know that for us, the perfect wedding gift is your support and presence, in person or in spirit.

contact us

We’ll keep updating the site with information and details as the date nears. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have any questions:

thank you

Whether or not you can join us for the celebration, we want you to know that we’re so grateful and happy to be a part of your lives. Thank you so much.

All our love, Ronnie & Michael