Girdwood, AK


Andrew and Grethe - Ceremony

Grethe Denkewalter and Andrew Tongen got married!

We'd like to thank our friends and family for all the generosity, kindness, and support they've shown us recently. It will not be forgotten!

We returned to Grethe's home state for our wedding. On January 1st, 2011, we will had a small ceremony at the beautiful Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, AK, about 40 miles south-east of Anchorage. Girdwood enjoys approximately 5 hours of dusk-like sunlight per day in January. Luckily the downhill ski slopes and cross country ski trails are lit up that time of year!

A special thanks to Photo Arts by Janna for great wedding photography!

Poipu, HI


Andrew and Grethe - Honeymoon

Shortly after the ceremony, we escaped from the harsh winters of Alaska and Minnesota and went to the tropical island paradise of Poipu, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, for some fun in the sun!

Chaska, MN


Andrew and Grethe - Reception

On March 12th, 2011, we celebrated with our family and friends in the midwest! The cocktail-party style reception was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in their newly remodeled clubhouse.

We'd also like to thank Kaylyn H Photography for the amazing photos of our reception!

  • Welcome!

    Grethe Denkewalter and Andrew Tongen got married!

    Here you can get information about our wedding, RSVP, shared photos, and contact us. Don't be shy! We love to hear from our family and friends. Feel free to browse the site and contact us.

  • Countdown

    We got married in Alaska on Saturday, January, 1st, 2011, days ago.

    Our reception in Minnesota was held on Saturday, March 12th, 2011, days ago.

  • About Us

    Us Andrew and Grethe met in 2005 after Grethe became friends with Andrew's sister, Emily. After dating for a couple of years, they got engaged while on a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon with Grethe's family. They live in Edina, MN with their dog, Obi.