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)