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All eyes are usually on the bride, but at the recent wedding of NFL star Devon Still and his longtime love Asha Joyce, it was the flower girl who totally stole the show! The wedding had been postponed when Still's six-year-old daughter, Leah, had been diagnosed with stage four cancer, but after successfully beating the disease in March 2015, the little girl was finally able to walk down the aisle with her proud dad and new step-mom. And boy, did she look adorable while doing it! Can't say that we're surprised — after kicking cancer's butt, flower girl duties have got to be a piece of (wedding) cake, right?
"We put off the wedding because my daughter was battling cancer. Now that [the wedding] is officially here, it's the beginning of our future and the end to a hard time," the Houston Texans football player told People of his Friday night Manhattan nupitals. "When I saw [Leah] even before the wedding, I got emotional. We'd been waiting for this moment for a long time." It's understandable why the groom's tears were flowing. Leah was simply beautiful in her pale pink tulle flower girl dress, that complemented the bride's three (yup, three!) wedding day looks: A lace mermaid Pnina Tornai, a champagne ruffled gown by Allure, and a tulle Allison Parris dress. With a wedding venue as iconic as the New York City Public Library, it's go big or go home!
180 guests filled the Manhattan landmark for the ceremony, which boasted hundreds of white candles and too-sweet vows from the couple. "We made it through the storm. We made it through hell," Still told his bride, with Leah standing beside him crying tears of joy. "I love my new family," the flower girl later told the wedding guests. We're not crying — you're crying...
The new family of three later celebrated on the reception dance floor, where they performed a groovy dance together to "Uptown Funk." "I really only had to practice for like one hour," explained Leah. "But my dad had to practice a lot longer." Told you this little munchkin stole the show!
"To see my daughter walking here at my wedding, healthy, knowing she is cancer free is a tear-jerker for me," Still sweetly shared. "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."
Okay fine, we admit it — we are crying...