"I love my dad!" Leah Still tells PEOPLE

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Talk about some major bling!

To accompany Leah Still‘s custom made princess flower girl gown, her dad, Houston Texans defensive end Devon Still, gifted her with a stunning rose gold butterfly bracelet in time for his wedding to fiancé Asha Joyce on Friday.

“I love butterflies!” Leah squeals in delight as she sticks her wrist out to let the light reflect off the diamonds.

The Simon G. Jewelry bracelet is pink, Leah’s favorite color, and features two diamond-encrusted butterflies with their wings spread wide – a symbolization of new beginnings and a new journey for the professional athlete, his daughter and her soon-to-be stepmom.

“But really, I love this bracelet because my dad gave it to me,” says Leah with a shy smile.

“And I love my dad.”

Devon’s wedding, which was chosen by TheKnot.com as the recipient of this year’s Dream Wedding, comes after much anticipation. Devon, 26, and Joyce, 26, put their marriage plans on hold when Leah was diagnosed with life-threatening stage 4 neuroblastoma two years ago.

“My daughter is the strongest person I know,” Devon tells PEOPLE. “She is my inspiration, my light.”

When the spunky 6-year-old was declared cancer free in March 2015, Devon and Joyce resumed wedding planning.

“It’s the end to a rough patch, a difficult time for my daughter and for my family, because we postponed the wedding due to Leah’s cancer,” Devon tells PEOPLE. “Now that it’s here, I feel like it’s the end to a hard time but the start of our new beginning. And that makes me so excited.”

Around 180 guests are expected to attend Friday’s wedding extravaganza in which Devon and Joyce will exchange custom-made Simon G. Jewelry rings worth over $30,000 in total.

“I’m excited and nervous! ” divulges Devon.

His groomsmen will include a slew of professional footballers including Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Brandon Thompson and free agent Johnnie Troutman.

Leah, who will don a pink and white flower headband to match her Hayley Paige glitter gown at the wedding, says she has been practicing for her walk down the aisle “for such a long time!”

And, of course, she has been working to perfect her flower girl petal toss. “This is how you do a good one!” says Leah as she throws pretend roses over her shoulder.

She giggles and then turns serious adding, “But I’m pretty sure my dad is going to cry when he sees me walking down the aisle. But I’m not going to.”

“I’m strong, I don’t cry.”

To follow Devon, Asha and Leah’s journey to their dream day, be sure to follow the hashtag #theknotdreamwedding and to donate to the Still Strong Foundation, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, through their charity registry, powered by Crowdrise.