We believe gifting is an art form. But to us, it’s not enough to simply put pretty things inside a box. We value flawless execution and sound logistics as much as we do appearance. From start to finish, our clients are completely stress-free knowing their gifting is not merely beautiful, but also safely off of their shoulders and onto ours.
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 first recognized the need for the business when creating welcome gifts for her own 2012 destination wedding. She struggled finding unique items to include in the gifts and, on top of that, the execution was a disaster. (Imagine the hectic nature of wedding weekend and gifts ending up at the wrong hotels where guests weren’t even staying...embarrassing!) Two years later, she got up the nerve to quit her successful corporate career and take a chance on creating precisely the business she wished had existed back when she needed it most.
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 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. 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.
Jordan joins Marigold & Grey as the Studio Manager where he is Jamie’s “right hand man” and very likely the first person you’ll hear from when reaching out to M&G! Prior to coming on board, he held many positions within the legal field, one of which was at a county circuit court in the family division which meant being exposed to countless divorces. Needless to say, working in a much more creative environment these days and seeing clients smile is a nice change of scenery. He decided to make a career change because he’s always had an eye for originality, color, and aesthetic and longed to be more hands-on in his career. In his free time, he enjoys reading comics, watching reality tv, working on his new condo, and hitting the dance floor.
Chloe joins Marigold & Grey as the Operations Manager where her attention to detail, ability to juggle overlapping deadlines, and extreme love of organization have helped her immediately thrive. Prior to coming on board, she was a long-time Instagram fan of Marigold & Grey and is now thrilled to be behind the scenes playing a key role in what it takes to make gifting projects come to life. Before starting with us, Chloe managed a Pure Barre studio while also juggling her role as a full time instructor. She was compelled to make a career switch because of the opportunity to be a part of a small team that’s making a huge impact. This, and the fact that she gets to work with beautiful products all day long! Chloe enjoys online shopping, family movie night, and taking on HGTV-inspired home projects. She’s a self-proclaimed cat lady.
Sophia joins Marigold & Grey as our very first technology intern. She has long admired M&G for their style and dedication to their clients and is excited to put her tech knowledge to good use this summer across multiple projects and initiatives. Sophia is a student at the College of William & Mary majoring in computer science with a minor in economics. Every now and then she likes to take a break from the computer screen to perfect her ribbon tying and gift assembly skills. She enjoys working in her flower and herb garden along with cooking weeknight dinners for her family. She is thrilled to be a part of the M&G team!
Stephanie’s love for making others happy and all things creative has made her an excellent fit for M&G. Prior to coming on board with M&G, Stephanie spent time assisting multiple wedding coordinators and was an event planner herself for a smaller firm while living in Atlanta. Juggling these roles has allowed her to master attention to detail, maintaining deadlines, and going above and beyond to always make sure each client ends up with a smile on their face. Stephanie enjoys discovering random coffee shops, playing and teaching golf, plant babies, and any art project she can get her hands on.
- 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!