Forst, Russell wed |

Forst, Russell wed

Samantha Rae Forst and Jesse Russell Welling were married in Las Vegas on Dec. 27, 2003.

Samantha is the daughter of Gary Allen Forst, who grew up in Aspen, and the granddaughter of Barbara Stanford, who has lived in Aspen for 49 years.

Guests attending in Las Vegas included Gary and Cathy Forst, parents of the bride; Daniel Forst, her brother; grandparents Barbara and Tom Stanford of Aspen and Carol and Jerry Welling of Colorado Springs; Jesse’s mother, Candi Young, and Jesse’s aunt, Terry Huff of Sacramento, Calif.

Vicki, Ted, Kendall, Karty and Troy Welling of Las Vegas helped to host the families. Several friends from Gunnison made the trip. Haleigh Welling, Samantha and Jesse’s 4-year-old daughter, was the flower girl.

Samantha will graduate in May from Western State University with a degree in biology and premed. She will attend medical school in Denver.

Jesse graduated from Western State in 2003 with degrees in business and accounting. He is a member and past president of the Delta Sigma Pi Business Professional’s fraternity and is owner of Colorado Landscape.

The Welling and Forst families reside in Gunnison.