Maria's 25th Birthday at Aviary Bar, London's West End

February 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Turning 25 can be a terrifying experience. I know this because I turned 25 earlier this year! You realise you're closer to 30 then to 18, that you've been alive for a quarter of a century and you start feeling pressure to be more of an adult. The solution to this? Throw a massive party with all your friends and have a really great time!

Maria and I have known each other since we were at primary school together and, although we've fallen out of touch, it was a pleasure to talk to her again after a few years. Google had suggested me when she was looking up photographers to take pictures for her party and when she saw my name she immediately assumed I was famous and got in touch straight away! I tried to tell her that being highly ranked on Google is more to do with SEO then fame but she was having none of it...

After catching up and having a good gossip we discussed the venue and the sort of photos she wanted before moving on to discuss a school reunion! I knew after our chat that this was going to be a fun time with loads of really cool people having an awesome time.

The venue was Aviary Bar in Little Portland Street, just by Oxford Circus: a dark luxurious venue decorated with a giant fishtank upstairs and with masks and mirrors downstairs. Glamour and opulence were the order of the evening with an incredible cake made by Maria's aunt being the centerpiece of the festivities, as well as plenty of champagne all set to a soundtrack of Hip Hop and RnB classics blended with House and Dance current hits and even some Cypriot and Greek classics that got everyone on the dancefloor. Maria was dancing from the first tune to the last, joined by her friends on the dancefloor as well as on the tabletops and chairs at points! I loved taking photos of her and her friends having fun, and I even broke my long standing rule of no selfies for her (see the bottom of the post for evidence!)

A wonderful night, and a fabulous way to celebrate turning 25. Which, I have been demanded to write, is not old. In fact, for some people it's just the beginning...
 




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