Modern Breakfast-in-Bed Themed Welcome Gift Boxes for Washington DC Mellon Auditorium Wedding

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

I always say that designing custom wedding welcome gifts is much like a jigsaw puzzle.  You must find just the right combination of gift packaging and gift contents that are not only useful and appropriate to the occasion, but that also match the aesthetic of the event. In this case, we were tasked with creating modern welcome gift boxes for a Washington, DC wedding at the Mellon Auditorium, planned by Grit & Grace Events.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

The color palette of the wedding contained tons of black, white and metallics so we made sure that the gifts followed suit. At the same time, we also wanted a breakfast-in-a-box feel that would tell a story about the couple. We began with a pair of cinnascones by Buttercream Bakeshop, packaged with black treat bags and closed with large gold stickers. With the groom’ss family coming in from Ireland, we selected Irish breakfast tea in black and silver tins. With the bride’s Tupelo, Mississippi roots, small jars of tupelo honey to enjoy with the cinnascones were an absolute must! We also included gold treat boxes with a pair of “Sloops”, a toffee-like candy from the groom’s favorite New England candy shop.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Practical items included FRED water and Advil packets, packaged in mini white treat bags closed with metallic washi tape!

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

For packaging, we selected crisp white boxes and adorned them with black satin ribbon and custom gift tags by Paper zest. The gift tags featured modern block lettering along with a DC cityscape illustration at the bottom!

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

And speaking of custom gift tags, let’s talk about custom paper! Paperzest did an amazing job creating custom walking maps as part of the welcome letter booklets. Since most all of the wedding guests were from out of town, it was critical that the maps helped guests not only find the ceremony and reception locations, but also find their way around the neighborhood. We included the pertinent landmarks such as Foundry United Methodist, JW Marriott hotel and Andrew Mellon Auditorium as well as useful spots such as the closest Metro stop, Whole Foods, CVS, Starbucks and Walgreens.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

We were thrilled with how these gifts turned out! And because there were one hundred of them, the sight of rows upon rows of gifts was truly something! No matter how many wedding welcome gifts were create each wedding season, I promise you it never gets old.

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

Image: Tracey Hart Photography

It’s no secret that many of the weddings we design gifts for are feminine and organic with tons of blush and neutrals. While we love this look, we are enjoying the chance to design more modern looks this season. What do you think? Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page. We’d love to hear from you! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, visit HERE.

Marigold & Grey Reveals 2017 “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” Curated Gift Box Designs

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

It’s always nerve-wracking hitting “launch” on brand new gift designs. After pouring so much time and energy each one, it feels like getting up on stage in front of an audience the size of, well, the ENTIRE internet. Eek, right!? Well, here goes nothing because our brand new 2017 “Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” gift boxes are officially LIVE in our online shop! (Entire collection is offered with FREE SHIPPING). Without further adieu…

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid – Blush

For bridal party appreciation, we love the idea of focusing on items the maid of honor, bridesmaids and even junior bridesmaids can enjoy during the wedding weekend. Thanks to our recent partnership with Plum Pretty Sugar, we’re excited to see their gorgeous gown as a part of this new curated gift box design. Packaged in a sleek, modern white box, contents also include a box of rose bath bombs, signature “you are amazing” mug, nude Essie nail polish, and artisan lip balm. We finish it off with soft taupe ribbon, a gold foil “thank you for being my bridesmaid” gift tag and dried eucalyptus.

Thank You for Being My Bridesmaid – Blue

And for those gals who much prefer blue to blush, we have the blue option as well! Packaged in a sleek, modern white box, contents also include a box of rose bath bombs, signature “you are amazing” mug, nude Essie nail polish, and Rosebud Salve. We finish it off with soft taupe ribbon, a gold foil “thank you for being my bridesmaid” gift tag and dried eucalyptus.

Many Thanks

Did you blow out your gifting budget on your “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” gifts and not much left to spend as it nears the wedding weekend? Our signature “Many Thanks” gift may be small in size but it’s elegant and super thoughtful. It’s a fabulous way to show your appreciation for your bride tribe but at a manageable price point.

So, what do you think of the new gifts? Let us know in the comments or reach out via our contact page! We’d love to hear what you think!

 

Featured in Southern Weddings Magazine // Virginia Wedding Welcome Gifts

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Truth time. I almost fell over and died when I realized our Virginia-inspired wedding welcome gift box design earned a full-page spread in the most recent issue of Southern Weddings magazine! I’m not only thrilled to share with you the feature but also dish all the details behind this very special Virginia-themed gift.

We wanted a very natural, yet refined, look for this design. I set the tone with a natural pine box and filled it with gourmet trail mix in a drawstring bag, almonds in a clear glass jar, two fresh pears, Pellegrino, and a cookie in the shape of a dogwood by Two Sugars Studio. The dogwood is state flower of Virginia!

We finished the gift off with a soft sage silk ribbon and modern calligraphy gift tag by Poppy & Scooter. A custom welcome booklet featuring the couple’s names and a hand-drawn illustration of their wedding venue was designed and bound with coordinating velvet ribbon. Also by Poppy & Scooter.

We are HUGE fans of Southern Weddings around here and so it’s a huge, amazing, fantastic, unbelievable honor to be featured! (Not to mention, I’m a Virginia girl born and raised so all Virginia gift designs have a special place in my heart.) We’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. For more information on custom gift design for Virginia gifts or any other state in the US, visit HERE.

Marigold & Grey Launches Same-Sex Wedding & Engagement Gift Boxes

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

Perhaps you’re aware of our Happily Ever After curated gift box? This gift design, perfect for engagement gifts and client gifts, has been one of our best sellers from the very beginning and while we’ve happily swapped out the gender-specific mugs and soaps to accommodate same sex couples, we are proud to officially offer the ‘Mr & Mr’ and ‘Mrs & Mrs’ versions in our online shop. We want all of our couples (and our customers who gift to them) to feel welcome. By officially adding these same-sex gifts to the shop as opposed to offering them a “special request” as we have previously, we finally feel that our online shop reflects a high-end gifting experience for ALL.

The Mr & Mrs

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

The Mrs & Mrs

And now for the new designs! As with before, the gift boxes contain gourmet shortbread cookies, an artisan candle by Brooklyn Candle Co, and signature tea towel with “Happily Ever After”. But now, the “Mrs & Mrs” will reflect a pair of Mrs. mugs along with a pair of “Hello Gorgeous” soaps!

The Mr & Mr

And for the ‘Mr & Mr’ gift design, you’ll now see a pair of Mr. mugs along with a pair of “Hello Handsome” soaps!

Image: Red October Photography

Image: Red October Photography

The contents are carefully packaged in a beautiful pine wood gift box with cover and finished off with ivory ribbon and “congrats” calligraphy gift tag! Dried eucalyptus as accent too! We will include a hand-written note on your behalf and drop ship directly to the recipients.

We’ve always welcomed ALL couples but are happy to take steps to make it even more apparent by adding these to our online collection. We welcome your feedback. Please drop us a note in the comments or reach out via our contact page. To check out the collection, go HERE!

Custom Welcome Boxes for Traditional DC Wedding at Washington Golf & Country Club with Caroline Dutton Events

Posted by: Jamie Kutchman | Founder

I just realized something. The wedding welcome gifts we design for traditional weddings just might be my favorite. It’s not that I don’t love ALL of the curated gifts we send out the studio door, because I do! But, classic weddings will never go out of style and, in turn, the gifts follow suit. Today, I’m beyond excited to share one of our latest custom projects, welcome boxes for a Washington Golf & Country Club wedding with Caroline Dutton Events!

This very special DC couple wanted the boxes to be full of snacks their guests would love while also reflecting a little but of them at the same time. We chose Virginia peanuts, DC monument chocolates, as well as Perrier and small bottles of bubbly for a celebratory feel!

While we typically lean more towards small batch snack brands when curating gifts, we loved that V + C asked us to include their favorite candies…Snickers and Reeses Peanut Butter cups! To highlight the significance, we sub-packaged them in treat bags and created special stickers with “his & her favorites” in the same font used on paper items throughout the gift. We loved this fun and playful touch!

Now onto gift packaging. We chose chic white gift boxes for a fresh, classic look and finished them off with silk ribbon in a pale blush color to compliment the couple’s overall wedding color palette. This touch of high-end ribbon really took the gifts to whole new level!

For paper, we chose classic gift tags with “welcome to washington, dc” along with coordinating custom welcome letters, both by Just Write Studios.

And, of course, a fresh touch of greenery to finish it all off!

A huge congrats to V  + C on their wedding and wishing you both all the best for your future! For more information on our Custom Gift Design Service, please visit HERE.