We have a luxury tropical complex including a grand villa and several houses on the Caribbean ocean.
Located in Akumal, Mexico, on the Rivera Maya, this is a unique place for weddings and other groups. While we have been promoting our properties for vacations for some time, we are now also promoting ourselves as the perfect Destination Wedding.
We are using a separate web site and want a different look for our wedding promotions: weddings are expensive and we want to show that we are serious professionals who desire to provide whatever is needed, from informal ceremonies to large gala celebrations,
BRIDES (and their mothers).
Final version should be in vector format: either PaintShop .psp or Print Shop .psd.
We are under time pressure to get a logo to make a print deadline in Destination Weddings magazine (web site http://www.destinationweddingmag.com ).
We are a tropical destination, so colors should be appropriate. We have a preliminary color palette of tropical colors on our web page (http://www.WeddingsAkumal.com), but we are not "stuck" on these specific colors. --- YES, I know the site is crude and needs a redesign. We will probably do that in a future contest, for now we need to concentrate on the Logo.
Key concepts: Tropical, Destination Wedding, Private Complex, Luxury.
Professional, attractive, enticing. I am not a design expert so use your imagination.
PS: Our main rental web site is also in need of a redesign, but is working for now: http://www.VillaAkumal.com. Because Akumal means "place of the turtle" in Maya, our new logo for the rental sites is a turtle (see attachment). Although we are happy with it for rentals, we do not want to use it for the weddings site as it is funky (based on a tattoo) and does not express the professional look we want.
AMENDMENT: My family disagrees with me and thinks that a wedding theme based o our existing turtle logo might be best as it would tie in two web sites. (10/19/2009)