We hired a branding company a few months ago and when the job was completed, we were underwhelmed with the result. We're hoping for something we can be much happier with.
We created a branding inspiration site on pinterest for things we liked visually. View it here: http://www.pinterest.com/15mof/
We've been around for 13 years, and although our current branding works, I'm getting tired of looking at it. You can view our website here: http://www.15minutesofframe.com
Although we're just starting looking at 99designs for an introductory logo/branding kit, if stuff excites us, we'll be looking for what else we can do on here.
Our logo will not only be on our website, letterhead, biz cards, but also on each film we do. So I'm hoping that whatever typeface/font is used in the design can also be used on our DVD covers for couples' names or on notecards/boxes/USB drives, etc. I want everything to be cohesive so the font itself becomes something we can re-use when creating other branding pieces for our company. If we find the right designer, there may also be opportunities to create other products down the line.
Looking for out-of-the-box thinking. Don't let the word 'wedding' take you down the path of rings, flowers, dresses, and other 'cutesy' iconographic images. The logo inspiration page on our pinterest board should give you a clue as to what I'm looking for. There's typefaces we like, color palettes we went through, cool ideas I saw that were interesting. I don't want to look like every other wedding studio.
Also, don't bother looking at other wedding video/photo studio sites, either. Most of them look very bland, way too 'romantic' and plain or too cutesy. Looking for something with an impact that leans more towards "design","fashion","sexy" than 'wedding','movie' or 'pretty'.