My cousin Molly painted this mural for her wedding. It's hard to see in this photo, but it was about eight feet tall.
As soon as I saw it I recognized the four elements. I was a little surprised, because I thought I was the Neo-Pagan in the family, and weddings usually take place at St. Mark's Cathedral in Portland.
Molly and her wife, Janet, worked a really long time to come up with words for their wedding that would be meaningful for both of them. When I asked about the Moon and Mercury, they said that these were the ruling planets for Cancer and Gemini.
Speaking from experience, it can be difficult some times to be in a mixed-faith marriage. In addition to the Neo-Pagan elements, my cousin Jane sang The Lord's Prayer (another family tradition).
They did a great job giving the ceremony a NeoPagan feel without being in-your-face about it. I think all the ritual tools were there, but at no time were the non-Neo-Pagans alarmed by an unsheathed athame during an Invokation to the East. Instead, the quarters were summoned by the ringing of a bell.
When they get back home, this mural will go up at their business. All the guests signed the margins.
I think the favorite line from the ceremony was after they drank ritual wine together and the officient said, "May you never thirst."