When Frances told me her wedding colors were chocolate brown and eggplant, and her wedding was to be in late September, I suspected that she would want to use warm, late summer colors for her flowers. It was an unexpected surprise when she said her colors of choice were actually shades of purples and rich pinks with a bit of orange. Each sample bouquet she showed me was full of interest and texture which led me to recommend a wide variety of flowers and greenery such as seeded eucalyptus, sweet peas, lisianthus, buplearum, nerine lilies and phlox to offset larger, bold flowers like the dahlia and garden rose. I also suggested one of my favorite standard roses, Cherry Brandy, for her bouquet. This rose has a gorgeous orange center with it's outer petals going from a soft pink to a deep fuschia. To pull in the chocolate brown, I added another fall favorite - the chocolate cosmo.