We believe gifting is an art form. But to us, it’s not enough to simply put pretty things inside a box. We believe the execution piece is just as crucial as appearance. We want our clients completely stress-free knowing their gifting is entirely in our hands from start to finish.
Our mission is to give you, the gift giver, the same amazing experience as the one receiving the gift.
Welcome to Marigold & Grey! We’re a full-service artisan gifting business specializing in gift design for weddings, corporate events, client appreciation, and life’s special occasions. Owner and founder Jamie Kutchman Wynne recognized the need for the business when creating welcome gifts for her own 2012 destination wedding. She struggled to find unique items to include in the gifts and, on top of that, the execution was a disaster. (Imagine gifts ending up at the wrong hotels where guests weren’t even staying!) Two years later, she got up the nerve to quit her successful corporate career and knew exactly the business she needed to start.
What began as a wedding-focused business has rapidly expanded into corporate event and client appreciation gifting, which makes sense. After all, the need for expertly curated, flawlessly executed, on-brand gifting exists in all areas of life, both personal and professional. While we’ll always have a soft spot for weddings, we’re honored to deliver the award-winning Marigold & Grey experience to all occasions.
Are you an event planner with clients looking to gift? An innovative business seeking to elevate client experience? An engaged couple dying to wow your wedding guests? Or even a busy individual needing thoughtful gifts quickly? You value aesthetic and convenience equally and are thrilled to finally find a partner to entrust with your gifting from beginning to end. No more rushing from store to store, pulling things together at the last minute. And certainly no more messy assembly lines in your living rooms at home or conference rooms at the office immediately before an event!
Marigold & Grey clients have different occasions for gifting but they share one thing in common…they’re relaxed knowing gifting is entirely off of their shoulders and onto ours.
FOUNDER & CEO
Jamie Kutchman Wynne is a former medical/surgical sales professional turned creative entrepreneur. She founded Marigold & Grey after recognizing the need for highly curated gifting for weddings, corporate events and life's special occasions. She lives in the DC area with her golf-smitten husband and two rescue pups named Lewis & Clarkie and is a stepmom of three. When not designing gifts, she enjoys prop styling, blogging, speaking, and mentoring other small business owners. She’s thankful to run a business where she can flex both her creative mind and business savvy, not merely one or the other. Long weekends spent far away from the city make her world go round. Her wedding colors were marigold and grey.
CHIEF OF STAFF
Carla joined Marigold & Grey as Studio Assistant and quickly earned the title and role of Chief of Staff. She's excited to help the business grow by taking on an administrative and organizational role as well as being the in-house videographer! Carla loves making videos that tell a story so much that in 2016, she launched Carla Elizabeth Studio, a wedding and event videography business. Being a part of the M&G team satisfies her love of weddings and dreams of a more creative career. When she’s not shooting or editing films, you can find her planning her next big adventure, perfecting her margarita recipe or lounging on the dock of her family’s lake house.
Heather joins the Marigold & Grey team as Operations Manager after working in media production for several years. Her background is in account and project management, but she yearned for a more creative role within the special events industry. M&G is the perfect balance of both worlds and she is especially excited to work for a women-owned small business. Heather is a cat mom who loves true-crime podcasts, wine, and travel. When she’s not busy making sure gifting projects are executed to perfection and streamlining processes here at the studio, you'll most likely find her spending way too much time (and money) at Target or binging on her latest favorite series on Netflix.
Peta comes to Marigold & Grey as an MBA candidate at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. An entrepreneur herself, who once founded and owned a small business that specialized in custom wedding invitations, she was drawn to M&G’s creative approach to gifting, and customer-focused mission. Peta loves spending time with her husband and two young sons; backyard barbecues are a frequent weekend activity at their home in Maryland. When not focused on school or managing a busy household, she enjoys watching The Big Bang Theory reruns, playing the piano, reading, and expressing her creativity through various arts and crafts projects; Michael’s is her happy place.
- NOTABLE CLIENTS -
Many small businesses get their start in the founder's basement and we are no exception. That was 2014. Fast forward to today and it’s a 3000 sq ft industrial-style space that we now call home. Upon move-in, the studio was dingy and depressing but we saw potential! After hours of cleanup, multiple coats of paint, live plants, and gifting materials galore, it felt like "us" in no time.
Located a few short miles from the Washington DC border, the M&G studio functions as both an office space and a warehouse where we handle everything from client and vendor visits to shipping/receiving to gift assemblies and more. You won’t find cubicles here. Instead, our open and airy layout makes it a breeze to collaborate as a team to deliver exceptional gifting experiences to all whom we serve. A ton of hard work goes on here but endless imagination and laughs too!