My final submission is the one with the string of stars at the top. I've included the other images to show my journey to this final image.
I feel like the other design--with the landscape and cursive title--felt more like a wine or travel poster, and it was too literal. The rough drafts came together so quickly. I wanted to experiment and also create something that made me feel like I was experiencing the event: relaxation, escape, and excitement.
While working on this brief, I've learned some ways of incorporating happy accidents into the process. I think it's a powerful tool that I'd like to further develop, because it makes the process feel more organic, and a lot like painting!