More wedding days don’t start with an intravenous drip. But then, Tish Weinstock is not most brides. A quick vitamin C boost to rejuvenate the wedding party was just one of many surprises from Tish, beauty journalist, former British vogue editor and famous ethereal presence on the fashion scene – and her fiancé, stylist Tom Guinness, had in store for their friends.
The wedding was a three-day bacchanalia held over Halloween weekend at Belvoir Castle, the 11th-century ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, with a guest list including kate and Lila Moss, Adwoa Aboah and Ivy Getty. Other unique touches included a pub quiz hosted by writer and man-of-the-town Jack Guinness to kick off the Friday night celebrations, a menu designed by chef Tom Straker (better known as TikTok’s Butter King) and the resurrection of an infamous Soho nightclub frequented by both Tish and Tom in the days before they were married (Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues). And that’s before we get to the bride’s three antique and vintage wedding dresses.
“I thought, what’s scarier than a wedding?” … A Halloween wedding,” Tish says of the couple’s decision to really lean into the time of year and their incredibly atmospheric venue. “October in England was good,” says the bride, who briefly considered, then dismissed, the idea of a destination wedding (“I didn’t want to spend the day covered in mosquito repellent”). “The castle is so beautiful and October is my birthday month…I am an autumnal creature,” she adds.
Guests were invited to wear fancy dress for the Friday night pub quiz at the Wheel Inn on the Belvoir estate, with the bride and groom dressing up as Baz Luhrmann. Romeo and Juliet (“It’s like last year we could get away with 15,” Tish says), while the dress code for the ceremony itself was “gothic black tie.” “They can interpret it however they want,” the bride said vogue a few days before the wedding, planned with the help of the creative agency My Beautiful City. “I’m expecting a lot of black,” Tish said. “Adwoa is someone who always gives his all for Halloween. She said, do you want me to lower my voice? I was like, no!