Welcome to Kristie & Company, the culmination of more than 20 years absorbing life and using that experience to turn ideas into inspired brands and creative designs. This is like meet the press, yes? Let me introduce myself… Fairly well traveled and self-diagnosed ADHD, I am a chronic entrepreneur who lives life to its fullest, and I consider every moment spent a form of inspiration for everything I do. A true brandaholic, some might say that my love for creating brands could use its own 12 step…but I laugh in their faces, run with arms wide open to that creative bottle (hopefully Dom)…and I drink.


I’m legit, though. I built a career in luxury branding in the hospitality, travel and events industries, so I know a thing or twelve about creating and taking brands to market, and I even run my own wedding venue at Champagne Ranch and my She is Whiskey in a Teacup boutique brand, so I can both empathize AND share that insight with my customers who are looking to tell authentic brand stories from both B2B and B2C perspectives.


They half hire me for my experience and half hire me for my unbridled passion for telling their stories. I handle their brands with complete creative reckless abandon…and I do it well. My killer combo lies in my ability to wrap creative design in a warm blanket of good strategy & authentic messaging. I like to say that I am a right brain with left brain tendencies. So, I am great at helping you get started with all the nuts and bolts flotsam (like getting the right certificates, selecting names that work for web and social, crafting a business/marketing plan, etc.) and then tossing a little gold glitter on your vision with design.


And, if you aren’t sure where to start or what to call your new venture, I can help with that, too! I am so excited to learn more about the story you’d like to tell, so let’s build your fearlessly authentic brand together!


We're a State of Mind. A declaration. She is Whiskey in a Teacup is an attitude-drenched, Chippy/Shabby Barntique where the only business at hand is sipping Whiskey out of Teacups, Gussying Up and engaging in Southern Girl Boss chatter about riding out at Sunset in sequin-coated chaps with All Guns Blazin'. We're Marie Antoinette meets Annie Get Your Gun. We're Old West Paris. We're Gun-Smoked. We're Darling Desperados. We're Posh Pariahs. We're Lush Lashes, Top Knots & Double Shots. We're FrouFrou Fraulines.




You found each other. Now, you are on an epic search for that beautifully out of the box venue that speaks to your forever. You are looking for something different, and if you have been looking long, you know there are plenty of barns and ballrooms.


We’re Different. Champagne Ranch is not just a venue – we’re wedding and event creators (with over 25 years experience) that just so happen to homestead in one of the most beautiful French Country wedding and event backdrops in East Texas. We design the wedding to your bride and groom style, and we offer turnkey services to totally execute your vibe. We curate your wedding in a way that will not be replicated, and we can bring just about any vision that you have for your special day to life. If you love rustic, bold and boujee, no one does it better. If you dig farmhouse froufrou, we got that too. If you want an all-out circus, we are great ringmasters.


And, if you are more traditional, we love that, too. Whatever your style, we work best when we get to break molds, push envelopes and create days that are unique to you. From invitation design and printing to custom wedding gowns to sparklers at sundown, we are more than just a venue – we’re your creative wedding HQ. Our packages are over the top, as well. Although we are happy to hand you the keys and let you plan it your way, our best weddings are when we get to sprinkle our creative glitter all over it and handle all the details. Need help with what’s trending in menus? We not only have exclusive catering packages, our catering displays know no bounds. Want tray-passed craft cocktails at your wedding? Handled. We even have a menagerie of props and rentals that can really bring the wedding spunk.


ALL of our packages are consultative, whether you’re just renting the venue or handing us the baton. We bring our more than 25 years in wedding and event planning to every detail of your day from ‘Will you’ to ‘I do – and we were dealt creativity in spades. And, we’re EXTRA. This is our passion, not just our daily gig. We’re invested. What other venues charge you for, we give you so that we can toast your day in our best crystal. We do not limit or charge you extra for event staffing, for example. Rather, we staff based on offering the best possible service so that your event is seamlessly executed.

At Champagne Ranch our commitment to service is paramount. Here, you can have your cake and eat it too…and we’ll even serve it on a silver platter. We mentioned that we’re consultative. We’re less about price lists and questionnaires and more about sitting down with you, a glass of champagne and a discussion about your vision. We’re as creative as it gets, and we can create magic. Cheers to you two! Here’s to your new beginning. And we hope it all begins at Champagne Ranch.

No, we're not just another barn. Champagne Ranch is a 2700 square feet French Farmhouse respite nestled among large trees on 5 acres in Wills Point...and we're dripping in personality and charm.

Come see what we mean...