Wedding venue making a difference in the environment

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Old Forest School – Vintage Wedding Venue are proud supporters of the Rotoehu Ecological Trust (RET), here’s a few words about RET from their Chairperson Sarah Orton. You can find out more at the Rotoehu Ecological Trust website. Rotoehu Ecological … Continue reading 

A Soft Spot for Brides & Grooms at Old Forest School!

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I married my hubby at the stunning venue of Old Forest School in December, 2014. It was the best day of my life, a busy crazy time, but like most weddings, it came together beautifully after a dash (a ton) … Continue reading 

Wedding ideas we’ve spotted in Europe

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We might not be at our wedding venue right now, but weddings are still very much on our minds. Over the past few weeks we’ve been travelling around Europe (New Zealand’s winter 2016). While we’ve been here we have been … Continue reading 

Weddings trends from Europe for 2016 and 2017

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Right now its June 2016 and we are travelling around Europe checking out what’s going to be trending in weddings in 2016 and 2017. We are on the lookout for dresses, flowers, styling and props that are being displayed in the windows of … Continue reading 

Let’s get you fit, strong and confident for your Wedding Day

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This guest post was written by Jason Whitelaw from Beyond Fitness. This is going to be one of the most extraordinary days of your life! With all the things on your list of things to work on for the big … Continue reading 

Frilly, frolicking fields of flowers

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At our wedding venue we see plenty of beautiful flowers. Flowers are an essentialpart of any wedding. From bouquets to button-holes to flower crowns to table decorations. Flowers are everywhere at weddings. The choices and styles are so wide, from formal … Continue reading 

The coppers arrive at wedding venue

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We’ve had some new guests arrive at our wedding venue; The Coppers. A quartet of beautiful Red Shaver Hens, that have been named because of their colour (copper brown) and the fact they look a little like a detective on a … Continue reading 

New Zealand Weddings Magazine visits OFS

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Vintage wedding venue Old Forest School was super proud host the team from New Zealand Weddings magazine during their Bay of Plenty styled shoot. If you want to see more get yourself a copy of the Spring 2015 issue of New Zealand Weddings Magazine. There’s … Continue reading 

Cakes, cakes and cakes

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Cakes are a central figure in the formal part of your wedding celebration. But there are so many cake options, and so little time. It can be a difficult task choosing the perfect wedding cake, you’ll have to struggle through hours of sampling … Continue reading 

Let there be light – Light Viking

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This is a guest post by Darcia from Light Viking. Special events are magical…. Surrounded by loved ones, dressed up to the nines, with lovely food and drinks to enjoy. It’s important for your venue to provide a fantastic setting … Continue reading