Stylist Molly Fishkin and producer/director Asher Levin met at a party for the Beverly Hills Hotel’s 100th anniversary in 2012. After dating for two years, they decided to celebrate Yom Kippur separately for no real reason other than they had different things they wanted to do that day. Asher went to temple, and Molly hung out with friends.
“Randomly, all my friends were talking about how they knew I was going to get married soon,” she says. “I told them they were dreaming. When I came home later that afternoon, Asher relayed that my friend Samantha had texted him telling him to pop the question soon so she could prove me wrong. Little did she know he already had a ring. He then looked at me and said, ‘I was going to wait until your birthday—but why wait?,’ opened a drawer, and pulled out a box—I just about died!”
Molly had worked on lots of photo shoots at the Paramour Mansion in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles over the years and always felt very connected to the space, so once they set a date of June 7, 2014, picking the venue was somewhat easy. “I knew that, when the day came for me to get married, it would only feel right to do it there,” she says.
Molly grew up with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. “They are very close friends of mine and have been for the last 15 years,” Molly explains. “The minute I got engaged, they said they would love to design my wedding dress. I was thrilled—their taste is impeccable, and I really trust them. Their team was so incredible and patient with me. They were always so calming and made the process incredibly enjoyable. I will never forget what they did for me.”
On the big day, the couple’s friend Jenna Caine sang Joni Mitchell’s song “Case of You” as Molly walked down the aisle, and Cantor Nate Lam led Molly and Asher through an outdoor reformed Jewish ceremony under a chuppah of flowers created by florist Richard Long. “I cried all the way down the aisle because I was so overwhelmed with all the love around me,” says Fishkin. “It was so personal. We wrote our own vows and both cried while exchanging them. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”
After the ceremony, 130 guests sat down at long wooden tables for an alfresco family-style dinner of slow-cooked salmon, flank steak, veggies, and broccolini with white beans. “I wanted the reception to feel easy and casual with a chic European edge, and my wedding planner, Sharlene Griffith, really stayed true to that vision. Whoa Nelly did an amazing job with the food, and the wine from Hess vineyards superseded my expectations,” explains Fishkin. “I didn’t want any part of the evening to be uptight. The goal was for people to feel like they could kick off their shoes and run through the grass if they wanted to.”
During the meal, Molly’s godmother, Stevie Nicks, gave a toast and then a surprise performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” After dinner, guests moved inside for cake and dancing to music spun by DJ Kelly Cole. “We danced our legs off for a few hours, and then we all decided to change into comfortable clothes to close down the party,” says Fishkin. “Secretly, I was ready to go back to my hotel and have a cheeseburger!” After the wedding weekend wrapped up, the bride and groom took off for the Rosewood Mayakoba in the Mexican Riviera. “It was perfect—beautiful and quiet,” says Fishkin. “We just loafed around and ate good food!”