In a beautiful ceremony with family and friends in attendance, former Bengals player (and now Texans defensive end) Devon Still married Asha Joyce on Friday night in New York City at the New York Public Library. The wedding was thrown by The Knot as Still and Joyce were selected for their annual Dream Wedding.
In Still's acceptance speech during the 2015 ESPY awards, he vowed to give Asha "the wedding of her dreams". When The Knot heard his remarkable speech, they offered to host the wedding and provide a charity registry on TheKnot.com for the couple to raise money for pediatric cancer research.
"We couldn’t think of a more deserving pair than Devon and Asha as our Dream Wedding couple and they have been an absolute pleasure," said Kellie Gould, editor in chief of The Knot. "We’re excited to make their dream wedding a reality with the help and gracious support of the best wedding professionals in the industry."
Bengals including Brandon Thompson (who was a groomsman), Will Clarke and Carlos Dunlap were in attendance as well as many of Still's teammates from Penn State.
"After we got engaged we put off on the wedding because my daughter was supposed to be the flower girl," Devon Still said. "When the doctors gave her a 50/50 chance of surviving, we were not sure that we were ever going to get to that point where I was able to watch her walk down the aisle. Now that we are going into the wedding, I think it’s finally hitting us that we are over that hump. She really beat cancer."
Leah Still of course stole the show, like only she could, and looked adorable in the process.
Leah was the flower girl and gave a short but sweet speech during the party.
Bengals defensive end Will Clarke was among the guests.
Carlos Dunlap also looked great while attending his former teammates wedding.
We Know Your Story and what the 3 of you been through last couple years. No average woman would of been able to bear that burden and stand by through it all. Fortunately for you have 2 or 1.5 lol for now. Yal have been battle tested. I Can honestly say knowing that made me excited for you guys' now "Official Journey." Congratz Still Family #stillinlove2016 @man_of_still91 @ashaadore #leahstill
And he knows how to make an entrance.
Joe Buck, Michelle Beisner (who has covered Leah's story for ESPN) and Holly Peete were among the guests in attendance.
Check out the cake!!
We wish nothing but the best for the happy couple!