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A Charming Affair is a full-service wedding planning and wedding design firm producing high-quality, exclusive, weddings and private events in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., and destinations along the eastern seaboard from New York to Atlanta.

We offer complete wedding planning, wedding design, and floral design throughout the Washington D.C., metropolitan area and for destination clients. Our west coast origins have a big influence on the design style we help our clients achieve: organic yet refined, whimsical yet grounded, elegant yet approachable. Picture light-filled spaces, sweeping vistas, amazing skylines, interesting textures, and surprising artful touches. We aim to create the perfect backdrop for our clients happiest moments to unfold— one that is undeniably classic and beautiful while still being delightfully fun and unique.

At A Charming Affair we truly believe your engagement should be a joyful time. It should be clinking champagne flutes with family and friends, finding the gown, cake tastings, and daydreaming. It’s a time when two families rejoice over becoming one. We believe it should be an exciting period of anticipation you will reminisce about for decades to come rather than a stressful time full of hours of research and uncertain decisions. For this reason, we specialize in full-service planning, expertly guiding our clients through each step of the wedding planning process to ensure your one-in-a-lifetime wedding day will be just what you imagined, while giving you the peace-of-mind to enjoy quality time with those you love in the months leading up to your wedding.

We are committed to telling your unique story through each detail of your wedding. We start by really listening and understanding your goals and ideas and work closely with you through the wedding planning and design process, making the entire planning experience as exciting and memorable as the event itself. We take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure your planning experience and wedding day are truly distinctive and special. 

Erin Goodrich brings over five years of event experience to her couples. She is a Certified Wedding Planner and a trained Florist by the American School of Floral Design. She takes a thoughtful and collaborative approach to wedding planning and many of her weddings have been featured on media outlets such as Style Me Pretty and Wedding Chicks, serving as inspiration to couples far and wide. She was most recently voted Best Wedding Planner in Loudoun County. 

Amilia
9/16/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
ACA is the best wedding planner in the DC metro area! Erin, the owner, is kind, meticulous and thorough, very responsive, and has exquisite style. She ensured our big day - a contemporary but effortless-style wedding in a natural setting - was beyond our wildest dreams! We had a guest list of 200, cultural and spiritual elements to represent (Persian-Christian), and approximately 7 months to plan. We were always amazed with Erin and everything she was willing to do to make our day perfect. Below are merely SOME examples of the services Erin provided: -Conducted biweekly calls where she kept us on track action items and priorities; -Narrowed down the plethora of wedding vendors and provided a select 2-3 in each category based on what we were looking for (this included venue, catering, rental equipment, attire, favors, invitations, gifts, florals, music, officiants, etc.); -Sent RFPs to vendors and would review their proposals to ensure everything was included; -Managed all vendor communications to include contract reviews, behind-the-scene negotiations, and venue walkthroughs; -Managed all design elements for the wedding and created SEVERAL beautiful pieces from scratch to include our escort card display; -Helped select our invitations and worked with the designer to meet our needs; -Mailed invitations and collected all RSVP responses; -Managed day of activities FLAWLESSLY with a team she hired (she was actually onsite several times the week of/after while vendors dropped off and picked up items, arranging design elements as needed). We used Pinterest to collaborate on a vision for the wedding design which helped a tremendous amount. Beyond that, she has an amazing online tool to help manage the overall timeline, payment due dates, store call notes, display action items, collaborate on vendors, wedding RSVP tracking, and seating assignments. In short, she made the entire process a breeze; WE FELT LIKE ROYALTY. Hire her.
Michelle
5/20/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Erin is a wonderful wedding planner, who helped us coordinate communication and planning while both my husband and I were living in separate states and in a different state from our wedding venue. Both my husband and I have busy schedules and Erin was super flexible in working around our schedules. We were able to communicate regularly either via telephone or email. She gave us detailed weekly updates and kept us on track with wedding tasks. The wedding day was phenomenal and everything that I could ever dream. Erin truly fulfilled my wedding vision. Everything came together wonderfully, and it could NOT have happened without Erin's planning and coordination.
Emily
11/11/16
Categories: Flowers, Planner, Event Production,
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I would recommend Erin to any bride looking for a planner in the DC area! Erin planned an absolutely perfect bridal shower for me that looked and felt like it was right out of a magazine. Everything - from the decorations and food to the way the tables were set up to encourage guests to chat - was well thought out and flawless. When I walked into the space, I couldn't believe how warm and inviting it was; I know that sometimes shower events can feel forced and staged, but the way Erin planned out the space, the flow of events, and the activities made it so fun and memorable. A friend snapped some pictures and they can be seen here: https://kir2ben.pixieset.com/emilykellybridalshower/ Not only did Erin plan my shower, but she also did the floral arrangements for our church wedding ceremony. I wish I had a picture to share because they were just the perfect touch to make the church feel a bit more feminine and bridal. I also had an issue with the way my bouquet was wrapped and Erin being always prepared, pulled the perfect piece of lace out of her bag to re-wrap my flowers just in time for us to leave for the ceremony.
Kenzi
8/29/15
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Erin at A Charming Affair is a gem! Her knowledge of flowers is impressive! She is a great listener. We expressed our vision with words and pictures and she turned them into a reality of beauty. She really understood our vision and executed it beyond our imagination! She is easy to work with, professional, kind, and you can count on her!!
Sarah
8/1/15
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Erin is THE BEST wedding planner and I have nothing but positive things to say about her. Working with Erin and A Charming Affair to plan our wedding was an unbelievable experience. Erin was perfectly organized and went above and beyond to constantly help improve our event. She did our florals and design elements for the entire wedding, and recommended several of our amazing vendors (while keeping us on budget!) Erin exceeded all of our expectations through her hard work and offered to take on just about any task to make the wedding better. As an organized, type A couple, we were concerned that any wedding planner would not be able to keep up with us. Erin completely proved us wrong and blew us away throughout the entire process, especially with all the adorable surprises she offered along the way. We will always treasure the thoughtful extra's she provided to us, and it is wonderful to know that the person you are working with to plan your wedding truly does care. Erin's focus on details, passion to please, and love for wedding planning were key differentiators that made our day extra special. Thank you, Erin, for all your hard work and making our Romantic / Rustic Vineyard Wedding a reality!! We don't know what we would have done without you, and we will miss our regular phone calls and meetings together!
Rosita
10/25/13
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Besides the actual decision to marry my husband, hiring Erin from A Charming Affair to coordinate and plan our wedding was the best decision I made for our special day! I cannot say enough good things about the kindness, professionalism and absolute quality that she brought to our wedding. Erin went above and beyond with every detail and her communication is spot on and timely. Beyond having all the organizational skills and wedding industry knowledge that you would want in a coordinator, Erin has a great eye for design. She planned & executed all of our florals and to say that I was blown away by the arrangements she pulled together would be an understatement. Even my photographer and hair and make-up artist, who have both done many weddings, commented about the unique and breathtaking beauty of our flowers. When I walked in to both my ceremony and reception space I literally cried tears of happiness with the way that everything was presented and pulled together. I had many unique elements that I had designed and created and I had given Erin A LOT of little details to execute - Erin's eye for design brought my vision to a whole new level, the entire vibe of our space was exactly how we imagined it! From our point of view she was able to ensure that our months of careful planning were realized without a hitch - if anything did go wrong we never knew about it - being able to enjoy your day on that level is the ultimate gift that a coordinator can provide. Erin was also a great help in working with each of our vendors to create a detailed timeline for the day. She managed getting them all to where they needed to be at the appropriate time, a real blessing that allowed my family and I to fully enjoy the day without a worry. If you are on the fence at all about getting a wedding coordinator, do it! My family lives far away so having an extra set of hands and a knowledgeable partner in this process was absolutely invaluable to my husband and I!
H
5/20/17
Categories: Planner
4.7
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Erin from ACA is a great wedding planner who is definitely worth the money. She helped us plan a wedding where my spouse and I were out of state and working in two different states. She was prompt with weekly emails/phone calls for updates. She was also present to all meetings with vendors and kept everyone on task. The only thing that I wished she had done was give more recommendations of vendors. We set a budget at the beginning of the contract but being most couples are planning a wedding for the first time and may not know the difference between different price-tiered vendors for florists, DJ, cinematographer, etc. However, this is a minor issue and the final wedding turned out to be spectacular.
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What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
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