Let's be clear here, your logo is not your brand.
A logo is merely a unique mark that your audience can identify you with, nothing more. But hey, you're right, having an awesome logo that people can associate the beautiful brand you've worked your butt off to build is just as important. A logo is like that tattoo you've always wanted, and I'm guessing you want to get it right the first time. This is some ris-kay business, but that's why I'm here, to give you a peace of mind.