Turning Dreams into a Reality 

Starry Night Events is a full-service event planning and floral design company founded by Tanya McGann Cornwell.  She has been dabbling in events, weddings, and florals part time for the past 17 years and officially turned her passion into a full time career in early 2018.

Tanya graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Sport Management and Business in 2001.  If she wasn't on the field as the feature baton twirler for the Marching Royal Dukes, she was helping friends and campus organizations with their events.  She has had a knack for organization, wearing many hats, and making others smile since she was a little girl.  Tanya has always been successful at running events - whether they were sporting events for her beloved Dukes, the Richmond Spiders, or weddings and parties for her friends and family.  Throughout the years, she has been honored to help with hundreds of events in the Richmond area and destination locations.  

When Tanya isn't planning your next event you can find her at Sunset Beach, NC, walking the beach finding shells, visiting her most loved destination Walt Disney World with her family and friends, or wearing purple and gold and cheering on her JMU Dukes with her college besties!   She also loves to spend time supporting her boys at their schools and extracurricular activities.  

Tanya treats her clients as part of her family, so it isn't a surprise Starry Night Events is a family run company.  During events you may see first hand the love and support a family gives to one another.  Tanya is supported by her husband, Jeffrey, her Mom and Dad, Larry & Rosie, her aunt, Barbara and her cousins, Kensley and Landon.  During set up of most events, her two sons, Garrison and Grady, join in to make every event a true family affair!  Reach out today to become a Starry Night Events' client and join the family.