On Saturday I had the fun of photographing a pretty rad party. The really fun Ariel, editor of Offbeat Bride turned 40 and decided to have some fun. 40ish of her favorite people gathered at the Fred Wildlife Refuge on Capital Hill. A quirky little venue that was the perfect fit for this crowd, especially when you add a unicorn as your door man. Tasty drinks, funny photos of Ariel growing up, delicious foods, an awesome photobooth in an old VW Bus (um, what???! How cool is this idea!), topped off with an aerialist and a juggler. It was a night to remember for sure.

Happiest of birthdays Ariel!

Photos : Rebecca Ellison Photography

Venue : Fred Wildlife Refuge

Planning : Shindig Events

Food : Foodz Catering

PhotoBooth : Shutter Bus Co

Entertainment: Aerialists Emme and Arne

Cake : Butter and Bloom