Thanks for visiting! I'm Shannon, Owner and Designer of The Bloom Lab in W. Sacramento, CA. I've long believed in doing what truly makes your heart happy and starting The Bloom Lab is what finally did that for me. I'm a lover of flowers and nature, gaining a lot of my inspiration from the colors, patterns and textures we see everyday.
Since 2016 I've had the opportunity of working for and mentoring with Audrey Chaney, owner of Botanica Events in Sacramento, CA. The knowledge, experience and overall support I've been given at Botanica has been an invaluable experience that has truly inspired me to follow my own passion and dreams. As I begin this journey full time, I look forward to providing you with the same level of excellence and professionalism you've always received at Botanica Events.
My interest in floral design began my freshmen year of college while attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. As a Horticulture student I had the opportunity to work in many fields of the agriculture industry but found my true passion while studying floral design. After graduating college I worked at the International Floral Trade Center in Carlsbad, CA where I gained knowledge of wholesale cut flower production and performed freelance work for several designers throughout Southern, CA. In 2012 I relocated Sacramento and have continued working freelance for floral and event companies to further my experience in the industry.
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, CA 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 and Patches, 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 and experience 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 again for visiting and reading my story; I’d love to get to know you and discuss your event!
Hope to hear from you soon!