The Company

A Charming Affair is a full-service wedding planning company producing exquisite and impeccably executed weddings in Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., and destinations along the eastern seaboard. We provide professional design guidance and logistics management from day one to bring your wedding vision to fruition and leave your guests raving.

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.

Why we do what we do

At ACA we truly believe your engagement should be a joyful time. It should be clinking champagne flues with family and friends, finding the gown, cake tastings, and daydreaming. We don’t think it should be hours of research, uncertain decisions, and stress. We believe it’s an exciting period of anticipation you should reminisce about for decades to come.

Having a knowledgeable and experienced planner on your team ensures 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: girl’s nights, guy’s nights, and event weekend escapes for the two of you.

For us, it’s all about giving you the capacity to indulge in joyful moments, not only on your wedding day, but as soon as you decide to build a life together.

Erin Goodrich, Creative Director

They say, “If you choose a job you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life”. As a lover of gorgeous design with a background in project management and planning, and as a serious sucker for love stories, I’ve found this to be so true. I love managing all the logistical aspects that go into a wedding just as much as I adore translating my clients stories into a beautiful and cohesive design that leaves their guests raving.

When I am not working, you can find me wine tasting with friends, traveling the globe as much as possible, running, decorating my house, playing with my adorable Yorkshire Terrier Lexi, shopping, painting, or doing pottery.

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Erin is a Certified Wedding Planner and a trained Florist by the American School of Floral Design. She learned the trade while living in stunning California and is deeply inspired by west coast wine country style: effortless and organic yet beautifully refined, whimsical yet grounded, elegant yet approachable.

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.