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Update: In light of COVID-19, we wanted to check in and let you know your health and safety are our top priority. We’re still figuring things out and will keep you posted about any changes to our wedding. Thank you for your patience!
Update: In light of COVID-19, we wanted to check in and let you know your health and safety are our top priority. We’re still figuring things out and will keep you posted about any changes to our wedding. Thank you for your patience!
November 13, 2021
Detroit, MI
#howletteverafter

Amanda & Jerrod

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Jerrod Howlett

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Amanda Olmstead

#howletteverafter

November 13, 2021

Detroit, MI

Virtual Ceremony

Please visit the link below to watch the recording of our wedding ceremony https://vimeo.com/553743822/d2433ea25a

How We Met

From Wedding to Wedding

Her Side: Back home in Michigan gearing up for a weekend of weddings, I was sent Jerrod's facebook page by my friend Paige, the bride, with a message, 'This is Cyrus's friend from Kalamazoo. They played tennis together, he lives in Brooklyn, and we think you'd hit it off'. With some liquid courage I decided to introduce myself. To my surprise (and annoyance) he smiled, said hi, turned his back, and returned to the conversation he was having. When I let Paige know that the meet and greet didn't go as planned, she decided to let Jerrod know the error of his ways. Before I knew it, he was doing his best to lead me (I've never been one to follow) through some version of a Salsa. We parted ways at the end of the night, and it was a text he sent the following morning to ensure I made it back ok that made me think twice about this one. He's been my favorite dance partner ever since. His Side: It was the Sunday of Cyrus and Paige's wedding. I had traveled back to Michigan from NY after a show at Pianos that Saturday night, and was looking forward to seeing my college tennis fam and other close friends from K College. I remember them both telling me almost verbatim, "So, there's this girl here named Amanda. She went to EL with us and lives in NYC too, you should talk to her". Of course, I botched my first impression by awkwardly acknowledging her before returning right back to the group conversation I was in when she came over to me to introduce herself. I found a way to redeem myself thankfully, finding an opportunity to connect with her 1:1 when she was off to herself. I asked her to dance, and I successfully faked my way through a Salsa variation I had learned years prior. It was clear as day at that moment that we had chemistry. I asked for her number at the end of the night so we could connect back in NYC, and made sure to text her in the morning to see how she was doing since she was leaving early and we were out late. The rest is history.

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