C California Style

Molly’s childhood friends Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen made the dress and veil at The Row’s studio in New York.
The radiant bride.
The poolside reception strung with bistro lights.
A flower girl in a dress from Cassies Closet.
The view from the estate.
Vintage table settings from Town & Country.
The first look.
Molly walks down the aisle with her father.
Risotto ball appetizers.
The Paramour entrance.
Asher puts on the finishing touches.
Molly and Asher enjoy a quiet moment together before the reception.
Bistro lights strung across the pool.
Molly with her godmother, Stevie Nicks.
Passed pots de crème.
Richard Long’s green-and-white centerpieces.
A nerve-wracking hora.
The couple cut the carrot cake.
Husband and wife.

Bohemian Rhapsody

by C California Style

With a little help from her friends, stylist Molly Fishkin weds producer Asher Levin at an eclectic Silverlake manse.

It’s pretty well understood that meeting your better half at a party in L.A. is like finding a needle in a haystack, but there are rare exceptions. Molly Fishkin and Asher Levin, two born-and-bred Angelenos, met the old-fashioned way—at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s 100th anniversary bash in 2012.

A year and a half later, Asher, a producer/director, spontaneously proposed to Molly on the night of Yom Kippur with a ring he had been hiding in the cupboard. “I blacked out. I don’t even remember what he said on his knee,” Molly admits. Shortly after, she called childhood friends Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, who insisted on gifting her a custom gown for the occasion. As for the location, Molly, a stylist, kept thinking back to shoots for Elle and Rolling Stone she had done at the historic Paramour Mansion in Silverlake. “It’s haunted, in a good way,” she says. “There’s taxidermy everywhere and every room is a different color, but there’s something about this place, I just fell so deeply in love with it.”

Also known as the Canfield-Moreno Estate, the vista property was the perfect perch for the unique, untraditional affair. The day-of, Molly’s godmother, Stevie Nicks, surprised her with something blue: an heirloom sapphire ring. The Olsens helped the bride into her dress—a bohemian silhouette of breathable silk for the warm June night. Friend Jenna Caine sang Joni Mitchell’s “A Case of You” as Molly walked down the aisle to join Asher under a floral chuppah crafted by Richard Long. After an intimate ceremony in the ballroom, the 130 guests headed outside for the rustic reception, where Nicks gave a toast and performed “Landslide.” Cake and wine eventually ended up on Molly’s dress, but fortunately, friend Molly Guy of the line Stone Fox Bride brought a just-in-case option, which the bride wore for the last hour.

The couple, who now live in Beverly Hills, returned to the pink-and-green palace to spend their first night together as husband and wife.

By Kelsey McKinnon.
Photographed by Heather Kincaid.

VENUE The Paramour Mansion MENU/CAKE Whoa Nelly Catering DRESS/VEIL The Row FLORIST Richard Long RINGS XIV Karats ENTERTAINMENT The British Bardot, Kelly Cole, Jenna Caine, Stevie Nicks PLANNER Sharlene Griffith Design RENTALS Town & Country Event Rentals STATIONERY Wedding Paper Divas HONEYMOON Rosewood Mayakobá, Mexico.