One of nature’s whimsical gifts, fiddleheads are the coiled fronds of young ferns. Watching them unfurl in in the spring is one of my favorite things about the season. I also love to see them incorporated into wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and even sugar fiddleheads on cakes. I’ve heard of them being called Monkey Tails, but Monkey’s freak me out, so I’m going to give them the alternative name of Butterfly Antennae. The beautiful scrolls come in a range of green to purple hues and add an instant fantastic woodland effect to your floral arrangement. I love them in any bouquet, but find them especially attractive in dark bouquets, like a few of the ones below, with almost black flowers. Fiddleheads are also a traditional springtime dish in places like New England where Ostrich ferns grow abundantly in the wild – though these are not typically the purple kind seen in bouquets. If you do find the edible kind at your local farmers market, it can be a great way to bring fresh, seasonal produce to your reception and also jazz up the visual appeal of your menu.
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