Kortni & Marcus | Downtown Chicago Wedding at The Blackstone Hotel




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Wow! Truthfully, I am having a hard time coming up with all of the right words to accurately describe Kortni and Marcus’ Downtown Chicago wedding day. It was breathtaking and absolutely beautiful in every way! The Blackstone Hotel was the perfect location for their grand wedding. It’s a historic hotel filled with incredible architecture… basically a dream location!

What I love about Kortni and Marcus is not only do they have this chic and sophisticated style about them, but they know how to have fun and they’re so down to earth! They also had their two adorable children in their wedding. Marcus had his son, Marcus Jr., be his best man and it was so sweet. I tell you, they are one good looking family!! Kortni looked flawless in her Galia Lahav couture wedding dress. I will forever be obsessed with her dress!

Some of my favorite moments throughout the wedding day was when Kortni helped her daughter Harlee in her flower girl dress. I can only imagine how meaningful that images will be to Harlee when it’s her turn to be a bride one day! Family means so much to Kortni and Marcus and it was so evident throughout the entire wedding day.

Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, I can’t thank you two enough for choosing me to capture your wedding day! I’m still in awe of how amazing everything was, and I’m so humbled to have been chosen to capture these memories for your family!

Shoutout to these amazing vendors below who helped create Kortni and Marcus’ wedding day!

Photography: Niki Marie Photography
Venue: The Blackstone Hotel
Dress: Galia Lahav from Bella Bianca Bridal Couture
Event Planner: ChrisFete Events
Florals: HMR Designs
Entertainment: DJ Drake Hughey
Videography: 97 Films
Cake: Bittersweet
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Invitations: Type and Love Paperie
Bridal Makeup & Hair: Salon Silk
Bridal Party Hair: Princess Ford Artistry
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Ranee Larue Beauty


If Kortni & Marcus receive 35 comments on this blog post, they’ll receive a complimentary 8×10 print of their favorite wedding image!!


  1. M. Jackson says:

    Congratulations to All of you. This is a Beautiful Family Enjoy your Wonderful Life Together.

  2. Sannimaria says:

    Oh my goodness! The lovely pictures took a wonderful snapshot of their blessed day! Chicago looked so beautiful! The children, the bride had a perfect glow! The groom, everyone! You are so very talented. You captured their wonderful union!

  3. Alexina Cenan says:

    Beautiful beautiful wedding, may God bless and protect your union and your family

  4. Tiffany G says:

    This is beautiful and inspiring. Collecting ideas for my destination wedding in Jamaica next August. I really like how the bride and groom complimented each other. And the kids….oh my goodness. Too damn cute. Your pictures told the perfect story. #BlackLove

  5. This is a Beautiful Wedding Celebration, I like how you both had True Love for Each other, and your Family l, and Friends. The Both of you are A Gorgeous Couple. Congratulations.

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