Devon and Leah Still welcome Asha Joyce into family during The Knot Dream Wedding
“We made it through the storm. We made it through hell.”
That's what Houston Texans defensive end Devon Still said after marrying longtime fiancee Asha Joyce in The Knot’s Dream Wedding, which also doubled as a celebration of life for Still’s 6-year-old daughter, Leah, who is cancer-free after being diagnosed with life-threatening stage 4 neuroblastoma.
Still and Joyce wed Friday at the New York Public Library.
“I love my new family,” said a crying Leah at the reception. “Thank you for all your support... Now let's party!”
Leah also wept when she watched her dad and new stepmom exchange vows in front of 180 guests during the extravagant Manhattan ceremony.
Still and Joyce, both 26, put their marriage plans on hold two years ago when Leah was diagnosed. She was declared cancer-free in March 2015.
“To see my daughter walking here at my wedding, healthy, knowing she is cancer-free is a tear-jerker for me,” Still told People. “We are using this night to celebrate the strength that we have of making it together as a family. We’re a hell of a team to make it through and to be here, finally happy and at peace.”
Said Leah, who served as flower girl, “This is my first real wedding! It’s great!”