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ALVIN, TX/December 25, 2019—Morgan Falls is pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2020 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app.
In 2020, only five percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. In its fourteenth annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2020, an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more, to find the highest rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that engaged couples should consider booking for their own unique wedding.
“Everyone is a guest at Morgan Falls. Our wedding professionals strive to exceed your expectations and your only job is to make happy memories with your loved ones”,
Kristina Cox, Owner/Director of Events, MORGAN FALLS.
The Knot has inspired 25 million couples (and counting!) to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing high-quality content and inspiration, The Knot makes it easy for couples to connect with and book the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. On The Knot Marketplace, couples can get connected to any of the hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot Best of Weddings gives couples the confidence to find and book the best local vendors to bring their wedding visions to life. In combination with years of trusted content, The Knot’s innovative technology makes planning one’s wedding celebrations easier and more enjoyable.
Wedding professionals who win The Knot Best of Weddings are members of WeddingPro, the leading B2B wedding brand. As the largest marketplace and community for wedding professionals, WeddingPro connects businesses with more than 13 million visitors per month who are planning weddings on The Knot and WeddingWire, as well as with hundreds of thousands of pros in the industry. Through its online marketplaces, educational programs and community-building events, WeddingPro is dedicated to helping wedding professionals build relationships with couples and pros that grow their businesses.
For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and this year’s winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.
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About Morgan Falls
Morgan Falls is an award-winning, full-service venue. It has been featured on Good Morning America and other media outlets for its philanthropy-including giving a couple who lost everything, due to Hurricane Harvey, their dream wedding-free of charge. The private, destination venue is family-owned and operated by wedding professionals who have been planning weddings for 10+ years. There is outdoor and indoor space for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and more. The facility is also equipped to host business meetings, parties, community events, and special events.
Visit Morgan Falls online at TheMorganFalls.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/MorganFallsEvents, @MorganFallsEvents on Instagram and @MorganFallsEvents Pinterest and @MorganFallsTX on Twitter.
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About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resource offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding planning website TheKnot.com and #1 iOS and Android mobile app The Knot Wedding Planner, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. Since its inception, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. Visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Learn more about having your wedding, bridal shower and/or rehearsal dinner at the award winning private, destination venue.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristina Cox.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am a degreed communications professional who has worked hard to build up other corporations for years. As a communications professional I wore many hats; I was responsible for event management, website development, the company newsletter, marketing, graphic designing, conferences/trade shows and team building projects. Overtime people outside of work noticed my skill set and would ask me to assist with their personal events, such as weddings, baby showers, etc. and I’d gladly do it. Guests would complement the printed designs I created, how I coordinated the event, and how courteous I was to everyone. At the end they wanted to hire me. When I would tell them I was just doing a favor for a friend, their response was, and “You should start a business.” I heard “You should start a business.” for years and it wasn’t until March 2009, when I was unexpectedly laid off in a mass layoff that I started this business. Walking to my car, holding a box of my possessions with a uniformed escort, shook me to my core. How was I going to pay my mortgage, car note, eat??? – All these thoughts flooded my mind, so I prayed and asked God to help me. As I was praying my mom called and started telling me how great of a job I did on some invitations for a family member and I needed to seriously think about starting a business. After that call I drove to the courthouse and got my DBA (Doing Business As) license. My company started out as Prime Acumen Creations, the motto was why hire Company A, Company B, and Company C when Prime Acumen Creations provides everything companies A, B, and C provides, plus more. Since then I’ve developed an advisory board, changed the name based on a focus group’s response to assumed business names and learned a lot of lessons. Today, as Celebrate & Communicate we are thriving and leaving our mark all over Houston and beyond.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Of course every experience hasn’t been pleasant. There have been some challenges with some clients for example: a few have been really rude, didn’t pay their invoices in a timely manner, didn’t respect our time, showed up to our meeting unprepared or when a vendor (hired by the client), who is not one of our event partners performed less than satisfactory and we had intervene. There are plenty of situations that may arise when executing an event that can make someone blow steam. Regardless of how other people act, I have trained my team to remain polite and professional. People will always remember how you made them feel, so we’ve had situations where the nightmare client returned as a completely changed person. I’ve even had someone apologize to me and ask for another chance because their guests witnessed how nasty they were and made them realize they were out of line. I’ve adapted to the philosophy from the late great leader Nelson Mandela, “I never lose. I either win or I learn.” In every situation I face as a business owner, I see it as a lesson learned or victory. We must be doing a pretty good job because so far ALL of our clients have given us gifts of gratitude, sent thank you notes or referred us.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Celebrate & Communicate (CC) provides an event concierge service – clients receive custom designed stationary, detailed event planning, crafted goods and premiere services through our preferred event partners. We hold our vendors to very high standards and require a contract with them agreeing to execute and deliver the very best product or experience. CC specializes in being well-rounded and providing a one stop source environment for our clients’ convenience. We’re known for our attention to detail and performing above expectations. We’re also known for our wedding service and custom invitations.
At CC we are always striving to do more to make every clients’ experience rewarding and memorable; so we listen, respect their budget, keep them calm, add special touches and ensure they look and feel their very best for the grand event.
I’m most proud of the feedback we receive from on-lookers; like a guest at a wedding, staff member at a venue, photographer, etc. because if they take the time to tell us how beautiful or well the event is, then we must have done something to impress them. Our faith in God is what sets us apart from others and by that I mean our nature to walk in love and not get easily angered.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up I was an only child for 10 years, so I was used to finding an activity to keep me occupied. After that, I spent most of my teenage years helping my parents with my siblings, so I developed that ‘Mother Hen’ personality early. I was the friend who made sure everyone was OK, ate, slept, looked their best, the mediator and at times the solution giver – I took no mess. My interests were technology, writing, drawing, crafting and parties. My love for technology pushed me to join Business Professionals of America in high school and compete on the web design team – we won regionally (I have the letterman patch to prove it). I remember as a child being so excited to decorate for special occasions and making up things to celebrate so everyone would come over … I still do that. I found inspiration in watching my mom and aunts -if they liked it, I loved it and this was mainly in fashion and relationships. People who grew up with me can testify that I dressed to impress and high heels were my shoes! If dressed down or wore my Keds I would get asked at least 50 questions from everyone … what’s wrong, are you feeling ok, did you get dumped, lol. To this day I still turn to my mama and aunts for advice and enjoy sharing my company’s work with them.
TODAY I OWN MORGAN FALLS - An Award-winning Wedding & Events Venue