Hi! I’m Audrey Chaney, AIFD, CFD. I am the Owner and Creative Director of Botanica Events, Inc. I have been in the design industry since 2000, and have run and operated Botanica since 2007. I am passionate about transforming spaces and helping clients create a unique look that reflects their personality. Botanica Events, Inc. provides one-of-a-kind specialty rentals to make wedding and event spaces unique. Our specialty rentals are available for weddings in Northern California as well as weddings on The Central Coast.
In recent news, Botanica has continued expanding our specialty rental inventory, with that being our main focus moving into the 2017 year. We have a few floral design clients that we are working with in 2017, but are phasing this out of our services.
Our work has been featured on countless National and International blogs, print, and television. Some of these include: WE TV’s Platinum Weddings, TLC’s Married by Mom + Dad, Style Me Pretty, South Asian Bride Magazine, Tahoe Unveiled, Hochzeitsguide, Green Wedding Shoes, The Knot, and more!
My love of design started at a young age. I was the child always changing around her room + creating craft projects. I became very involved in the floral design world, getting a degree in Horticulture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Upon graduating from college, I started my wedding business specializing in floral design at the time. Having fulfilled many personal and professional accomplishments, my passion of designing flowers has shifted, and within the past few years, I’ve launched a specialty rental business to help bring unique decor to weddings and events.
Other than being extremely passionate about following my dreams, some fun things you might not know about me:
I love country music, and attending concerts.
I grew up in a small town on the Central Coast where I raised animals growing up, and was a member of 4-H and FFA.
I enjoy running, baking and watercolor.
I have a 11 year old pup, Ebi who is my little sidekick. She’s a chihuahua, and makes IG appearances sometimes.
I love inspiring quotes, videos and am always reading a non-fiction book.
I am a total plant nerd.
Thanks for visiting our website and checking out what we do! We we would love to hear from you, so don’t be shy + say hello!
Hi there! I’m Shannon Behnke, Rental Coordinator and Design Assistant at Botanica. I started at Botanica in 2016 and love working with our unique inventory everyday. I’m constantly inspired by the designs our clients create and how the right pieces can truly transform any space into something beautiful.
I was born and raised a Farmer’s daughter and die-hard San Francisco Giants fan in the small town of Exeter, CA, where I grew up riding horses and raising sheep with the local 4-H club. After graduating high school I moved to San Luis Obispo where I attended Cal Poly, majoring in Environmental Horticulture with a concentration in Plant Protection and Floral Design.
I met my husband Dustin by virtue of a SF Giants hat my sophomore year of college, leaving me indebted to the Giants organization for basically ever. Dustin and I married in July 2013 after a perfect Maui proposal where he asked me to join his team, jersey included! We have two fur babies, Marley, 9 and Patches, 11 who bring us joy every single day. When we’re not busy working on home projects (Lucky me, Dustin is super handy!) we enjoy hiking, backpacking and lazy weekends at our cabin in Tahoe. We love to travel to new places but when we’re not traveling we enjoy the great food and local beer Sacramento has to offer and can often be found enjoying a meal at Broderick in West Sacramento.
Thanks for reading my story; I’d love to get to know you! Feel free to contact me to say hi and discuss your next event.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Emma is a second year student at UC Davis currently double majoring in communications and design. She is an active member of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, and works as an undergraduate admissions tour guide. Apart from class and meetings, Emma loves to read, paint, and cook. She aims to live a healthy lifestyle so every week she meal preps and takes group exercise classes at her university gym. Originally from Los Angeles, she misses the hip city, so she’s always on the search for cool places to take Instagram worthy pictures! On her free time, she enjoys looking for aesthetically pleasing websites, to inspire her for redecorating her room, taking notes, or dressing up for class. This internet search is what lead her to find Botanica, and she is so excited to be able to work with us now!
Jenna is a senior at Sacramento State majoring in Journalism and Communications. She enjoys reading, traveling and occasionally checking out the local comedy spots here in Sacramento. Originally from the Napa Valley, she loves being outdoors and is currently playing in a social softball league in Midtown. She is an avid sports fan and you can often find her cheering on the Sacramento Kings and the San Francisco Giants. Her love of creative design and writing brings her to
Botanica Specialty Rentals and she is excited to be a part of such an innovative team.
Jordan is currently studying Communications / Public Relations + Marketing at Sacramento State. He is part of Sigma Phi Epsilon where he has served as Vice President of communications and is very involved with leadership. Jordan loves electronic music and has future plans to work within the music industry in LA upon graduating from Sacramento State. He can play the drums, piano and ukulele. He is an East Bay native and a fan of the SF Giants, Warriors and 49ers.