The bride is under the canopy. According to contemporary custom, the groom is not seated at the table but may be the man pouring out beer. Two pipers play the pijpzak, and an unbreeched boy in the foreground licks a plate.
The feast is in a barn in the spring time; two ears of corn with a rake remind us of the work that harvesting involves, and the hard life peasants have. The plates are carried on a door off its hinges. The main food was bread, porridge and soup.