Palmares is a cycling term meaning a list of great accomplishments. Here is our version of palmares.
"Dear Tracy and John and all the Graze staff,
We can't thank you enough for the wonderful meal you catered for Megan and Malcom's wedding! All of you who served were so friendly and helpful. The guests raved about the quality and the flavors of every dish, and it was beautiful as well.
When we came into town on Thursday and had lunch at Graze, I was certain the wedding food would be delicious. Knowing that helped pave the way for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.
I tell brides, and mom's of brides, and very rarely grooms and dad's of the bride or the groom... to relax, have fun, don't worry about what time it is or what event is scheduled to take place next (if events are scheduled) (the really nervous ones I counsel to not wear a watch... and I get thanked for this piece of advice more often than any other). I tell them they are throwing a big party, and their only job is to have fun... and provide a nice time for their guests.
And when you can relax, and not worry about stuff, you really do have a good time. We feel honored to be able to do that for our wedding parties.