K-State couple shares story of meeting on campus, marriage

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Logan Whetzal Marshall, senior in fine arts, (left) married Sean Marshall in October 2020. They first met in 2016 while living in an on-campus residence hall. (Photo Courtesy of Logan Whetzal Marshall)

Logan Whetzal Marshall, senior in fine arts, met her husband, K-State alumnus Sean Marshall, on the eighth floor of Haymaker Hall in 2016. About four years later, on Oct. 3, 2020, the two tied the knot.

The couple celebrated their first Valentine’s Day this year as Mr. and Mrs. Marshall. They planned to make each other dinner and homemade gifts for the occasion.

“We’ll probably end up taking a walk and playing with our cat,” said Whetzal. “I’m almost positive we’ll end up watching our newest TV show obsession at some point.”

However, the couple didn’t always know they would end up married.

“Sean tried to make a move and I turned him down,” Whetzal said. “We were then best friends for like two years, he asked me out again, and we started dating.”

Marshall said he knew early on that Whetzal was “the one.”

“I don’t know, it was just an inherent feeling,” Marshall said. “It wasn’t something that I had to weigh the options or pro/con it to. I was like ‘you know, it’d be pretty cool to spend the rest of my life with her.’ It just kind of developed.”

Whetzal knew she wanted to spend her life with Marshall because of the way their relationship made her feel safe and secure while still having fun.

“The total relationship dynamic I knew is what I wanted forever,” Whetzal said.

The couple has increased their communication skills with each other after spending a lot of quality time during the pandemic.

“I think the stress of the pandemic and of life right now has caused us to maybe be more irritable, so we’ve had to work through more small, silly fights,” Whetzal said. “I think that’s helped our communication and our ability to get through tough things together.”

The couple enjoys taking long walks at night to get out of the house and clear their mind.

“It’s a fun thing to do that generates really interesting conversations,” Whetzal said.

They also experiment with new recipes, as well as watching different TV shows.

Getting married during the pandemic caused the couple to limit their wedding ceremony to 30 guests. Even after quarantining for two weeks, Whetzal still tested positive for COVID-19.

“The only one who got exposed was me, and I don’t even know how that happened. I didn’t get sick or anything,” Whetzal said. “It was weird because there was no one that only interacted with me.”

Whetzal rearranged the wedding to make it COVID-safe, which resulted in an unconventional ceremony.

“It was fun getting to design everything, which is something I really enjoy,” said Whetzal.

The couple hopes to visit Marshall’s family in Germany for their honeymoon.

The couple advises putting egos aside when in a disagreement with your significant other.

“Never, when you’re in an argument, think about it as you against them. It’s you and them against whatever the issue is,” Marshall said.

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