Your magnificent milestone

From sweeping centerpieces and pristine place cards to floor-length fashion and edible elegance, nothing should be short of spectacular. And it all begins with that first introduction… the invitation. As the preface to a new chapter, the invite gives a glimpse into your next step and sets the tone for this special affair.

Memorialize this occasion with an invitation that does just that.

Combining a passion for paper and a love of planning, Magnificent Milestones designs custom invitations for your special moment. We launched in 2007 to encourage brides, grooms, moms, and event planners alike to fall in love with our inspiration: the power of the written word. We invite you to explore gorgeous paper, clever wording and unique embellishments to commemorate your occasion.

I look forward to sharing ideas, inspiration and invitations with you!

Kara Underwood GordoN

I found my calling at six years old…

The memory is vivid and clear: the luxurious limo ride, the carefree dancing, the dazzling dress and the cake, almost too pretty to eat (but not quite)… it was my first wedding. But more than that, it was my first taste of joy and the power of such a simple pleasure. I didn’t know exactly what I would be when I “grew up,” but I knew it would involve weddings. Mesmerized by this magnificent milestone, I spent the next decade cutting up my mother’s catalogs, piecing together dresses, positioning floral arrangements and styling table settings – planning the perfect moment.

Eager and inspired, I packed up and plopped down in Chicago after college, determined to take the next step toward my dreams: opening my own invitation and consulting business. After years of coping with the corporate world; unwavering effort, perseverance and 3 a.m. nights; and endless moral support from my family and friends, my childhood calling was complete and Magnificent Milestones opened its doors in December 2007.


• As a result of being a mom to 3 (darling) boys, I know just about every type of construction truck and dinosaur species.

• My choice of drink was rosé looooong before it was cool.

• I watch Bravo. A lot of Bravo.


Chicago Studio:
4 East Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611 
(appointment only)

Downers Grove Cottage:
717 Franklin Street,
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(appointment only)

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