Philadelphia Eagles’ Zach Ertz and Julie Johnston’s Wedding on Martha Stewart Weddings
We could not be more thrilled to be featured on Martha Stewart Weddings for the gorgeous wedding of Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz to professional soccer player Julie Johnston!
“Julie Johnston and Zach Ertz met in 2012 while attending a Stanford Cardinals baseball game. (Julie was studying at Santa Clara University at the time, while Zach was studying at Stanford.) The setting was fitting for the athletic pair, who both went on to pursue careers in professional sports. ‘He took me back to that stadium in February 2016 to ask me to marry him,’ Julie says of the proposal. Naturally, she said ‘yes.’
While planning her wedding to the Philadelphia Eagles tight end, Julie (who plays for the United States Soccer Federation and National Women’s Soccer League) was keen on throwing a celebration to remember. With the help of the couple’s team of experts (including planner Kelsey Events), her vision was achieved. On the beautiful spring day of March 26, 2017, Julie and Zach wed in Santa Barbara, California, at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. The two tied the knot in front of a number of attendees, including members of their athletic teams, and, of course, their other friends and family members. Following the seaside ceremony (the venue sits on the Pacific Ocean), everyone headed to the reception tent, where they were met with a mix of classic and personalized details. “It was the perfect spot for our families and Zach always wanted a beach wedding,” the bride says. “And Bacara is beautiful!”
Before their nuptials, Julie and Zach hosted a laid-back welcome party on the beach. Post-wedding, they celebrated into the night with an after-party featuring a DJ, pizza, and some of the couple’s favorite candies. Not long after their big day was complete, the couple jetted off to Hawaii for their honeymoon. The bride also turned in her “Johnston” soccer uniforms for ones displaying her new last name, ‘Ertz.’ ” – Martha Stewart Weddings
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Venue: Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort | Planner: Kelsey Events | Floral Design: Flowers by Cina | Photography: BrittRenePhoto | Videography: Jake Becker | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Rentals & Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Beauty: Flawless Faces | Officiant: Kyle Hoerner | Band: The VIPs | Photo Booth: 805 Party Pix | Stationery: Two Paper Dolls