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.
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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 first joined Marigold & Grey as the Studio Manager and after two and a half years of high level problem solving, executing smooth and seamless client projects, displaying attention to detail, and always bringing a positive attitude to any situation, she has since earned the role of Managing Director. In this role, she uses her deep knowledge of the inner-workings of M&G to implement new systems and foster a culture of constant innovation and efficiency across all parts of the business. To our clients who know and love her, don't worry! She will still oversee custom gift design projects to maintain our high standards when it comes to client experience. Prior to joining the team, Jordan worked as a Digital Assistant for a Foresight Consultancy, while also juggling her duties as a Property Manager for short-term rentals. Jordan first discovered Marigold & Grey while planning for her own 2020 wedding (which ultimately got rescheduled to late 2021) and immediately knew she wanted to join the team! In her free time, Jordan enjoys practicing her hand-lettering techniques, fostering for the Humane Rescue Alliance, and managing her dog’s budding social media career!
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Katie joined Marigold & Grey in the Fall of 2021 and has been putting her love for chatting with clients to good use as M&G’s new Director of Business Development ever since! Before joining our team, she spent the first 17 years of her career in the events and catering industry, having most recently served as the Director of Sales for Washington's largest caterer and leading a team of 25 Event Designers. A lover of hospitality and pretty things, Katie followed our story on social media for several years, and was drawn to the creativity, attention to detail, and client obsession of every beautiful project the M&G team curated. The opportunity to join our team came along at the exact moment she'd decided to shake things up in her career and begin a new journey, and the rest is history. Katie is a proud Chicago native, and spends her free time with her husband and two young boys, hosting dinner parties, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!
Chloë joined Marigold & Grey as the Studio Assistant and was very quickly promoted to Studio Manager. If you reach out via phone, email, or our website, she will very likely be the member of our team you’ll interact with first! In addition to making sure every single inquiry is answered promptly, she has very quickly mastered the art of curating custom gift designs for our clients as well as sourcing product, making her an invaluable member of the team. Before joining M&G, Chloë worked in the fashion industry as a buyer for apparel and non-apparel products. Her passion for this industry began while buying gifts and beauty products, so she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work for Marigold & Grey in the luxury gifting business. Her excitement for discovering new brands and learning the inspiration behind their beginning made it fitting for her to be part of a small business supporting other small businesses. She loves the creative aspect of gift giving and being able to thoughtfully curate items to make each gift special. Chloë is originally from Connecticut and enjoys traveling to visit family, spending the day at the beach, or hiking with her two dogs.
Casey joined Marigold & Grey in 2019 as a part-time seasonal helper and quickly became our full-time Operations Studio Assistant where her attention to detail and extreme love of organization helped her shine! Fast forward to today and she leads the operations team as our Production Manager, always ensuring gifts go out the door on-time and in perfect condition. She first became an Instagram fan of Marigold & Grey when she was planning her own wedding back in 2016 and is now thrilled to be playing a key role in what it takes to make gifting projects come to life. Before starting with us, Casey was an Elementary Art and Science teacher for almost a decade. She was compelled to make a career switch because of the opportunity to be a part of a small team that allows flexibility in roles. This, and the fact that she gets to work with beautiful products all day long! Casey enjoys snuggling with her two French-bulldogs, binging on Netflix or Real Housewives, and painting when she feels inspired.
PRODUCTION LEAD (E-COMMERCE)
Morgan initially joined M&G part-time as a Production Assistant and after falling in love with the work atmosphere, she was excited to accept a full-time Production Lead position several months later. She is instrumental in overseeing the fulfillment of our online orders and handles the demands and tight deadlines like a pro! Her keen eye for detail shines through in every gift that goes out the door. Having an amazing team that works together to create something beautiful is her favorite thing about M&G. Originally from Alabama, Morgan received a BA in Marketing from the University of Mississippi in 2020. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the D.C area and traveling whenever possible!
PRODUCTION LEAD (CUSTOM GIFTS)
Maria originally joined Team M&G during the holidays to help out with gift production during our busiest time of the year. It was an instant match and she has since become a permanent team member and was quickly promoted to Production Lead for custom projects! Originally from the Lone Star state, she’s a proud Houstonian born and raised. Her family is expansive and close, with gatherings filled with loving company, delicious food and great chisme (gossip)! Maria is an avid soccer fan and supporter (a former soccer player herself) and enjoys her new home in the DC area for its music, gastronomy, and no shortage of things to do! With experience from managing a very busy pawn shop, Maria can handle anything that comes her way! We’re incredibly thankful to have her impeccable attention to detail, good humor, and non-stop work ethic.
As a former elementary school teacher, Mia joins Team M&G as our 'Studio Concierge' where she truly handles a little bit of everything around here from answering inquiries, to collaborating on custom gift design proposals, sourcing products. and more! If you reach out to us, she’s likely one of the very first people you’ll interact with. Mia is obsessed with stationery, ice cream, and cute pups. She grew up in Virginia, spent 8 years in Texas where she attended Texas A&M and has been back in the DC area ever since. When not keeping things running smoothly at M&G, she can often be found browsing local stationery stores reading every single card on the wall, behind her iPad creating designs for her Etsy shop, or catching a flight to explore the world. We’re so lucky to have Mia’s calm-under-pressure demeanor, incredible design eye, and second-to-none organizational skills!
DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT
As a lifelong lover of both the arts and the written word, Cathryn joins the team as our Digital Marketing Assistant (aka resident digital storyteller). You can often find her with her camera in one hand and her iPhone in another, documenting all the moving parts and behind-the-scenes moments at Marigold & Grey! When she's not behind the camera, you can likely find her living out her foodie dreams at a restaurant, exploring our Nation's Capital on foot, or hooked on a crime documentary.
Rose joined us as the Production Lead for our custom projects and has since expanded her role to Special Projects. Prior to M&G, she worked as a commercial interior designer in Houston and San Diego for over 20 years which solidified her desire to always work in a highly creative atmosphere alongside detail oriented team members. Her design expertise came in handy for our major expansion and renovation that took place at the end of 2021. The 14,000 sq ft. space we moved into needed a new vision and a whole lot of TLC in a very short amount of time. Rose was instrumental, not only in offering her keen design eye, but also in space planning for the new location, making sure that we were set up to use every single square inch in the most efficient way possible! In addition to her love of design and the arts, she enjoys family movie nights with her fun-loving husband and twin daughters.
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 14,000 sq. ft. space that we now call home.
Located in the DC Metro Area, 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 or closed office doors here. Instead, our open and airy layout with plenty of space to gather makes it a breeze to collaborate as a team to deliver the exceptional gifting experience we've come to be known for. Gifting is hard work but witnessing the results of our work unfold is always well worth it.