Surprising his girlfriend Shelly with a trip to Block Island was only the beginning of Andrew Christensen's plans. Their day consisted of an exhilarating flight over to the Island, a little bit of Island exploration and then Andrew proposed to Shelly on the jetty in Old Harbor. Thankfully she said yes and neither of them dropped the ring in the ocean! The newly engaged couple then came back to the Avonlea Inn where Shelly was surprised with a bed covered in rose petals, champagne, cookies, candles and more roses, a wonderfully romantic scene that Andrew orchestrated and I, as the innkeeper, executed. After an evening of wine and hors d'oeuvres fireside at the Avonlea, and then dinner and shuffleboard at McNamara's, Andrew and Shelly went for an awakening swim in the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean! What a beautiful and adventurous way to begin their married lives together!
We are so excited that Andrew chose Block Island and the Avonlea Inn for this special moment. It truly is the perfect magical setting for such an exciting and romantic day.