The decor -- complete with jewel tones, lace, antique silver, and floral arrangements set in front of dark backgrounds -- was inspired by 17th century Dutch still life paintings. Centerpieces of parrot tulips, chocolate cosmos, hydrangea, garden roses, dahlias, sea holly stems, scabiosa, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller varied from table to table.
Table numbers, another of the bride’s DIY projects, were made using sunprint paper and dried flowers. The father of the bride thought to spray paint dowel rods and insert them into glass doorknobs for support. The handyman himself also made the mercury glass votives.