Messages from fans…

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Ben & Ashley:


Congratulations Ben & Ashley. May God bless your marriage as you journey down life’s road together. — Greg & Billie Jo, Pittsburgh, PA


May the Lord bless you both! Congratulations!! — The Taylor Family, Pittsburgh, PA


Ben and Ashley, Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! Enjoy every minute of your big day with lots of laughter and smiles! I wish you both the best of luck, love, and happiness in your future together! I love that you are taking donations in lieu of gifts, you both have hearts of gold. God Bless! – Misty Hancock, Maryland


Congratulations Ben and Ashley, may you share a lifetime of happiness together!!! — Amy, Wheeling, WV


Ben and Ashley, Congratulations! I wish nothing but the best for the two of you. Have tons of fun, laugh a lot, and enjoy life to the fullest together! Hopefully we’ll be seeing the two of you at the Super Bowl real soon. — Sarah, Minnesota

Ben and Ashley, Congratulations on your engagement and coming wedding. While it’s not always easy, always remember:

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

Wishing you both many years of laughs, happiness, and love! — Jennifer, Colorado Spring, CO



I just wanted to send congratulations to Ben and Ashley!! I’m so happy for Ben…one of my prayers for him has been to find a nice girl, just the right one for him!! God is good! I wish them all the happiness and good fortune that’s possible in this life! — Anita Doddroe, Canal Winchester, OH


CONGRATS Ben and Ashley!!! I wish you both all the happiness in the world !!! I am a MTE for UPMC and transcribe Ashley’s dictations all the time and she is one of my very favorite authors for several reasons, one being you get a sense that she really cares about folks 🙂 Seems like a great girl Ben and I am thrilled for you both !!! Love, hugs, and best wishes — Tina, WV


To Big Ben & Ashley, I wish you both a LIFETIME of HAPPINESS and LOVE in your upcoming marriage. Good things come to those who wait and you both found each other at the right time. May God bless you both ! A true fan .. forever! — Mr. George L. Hall, VA


This is a special time in your life. The spiritual unity of two people; my greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will deepen and grow. That years from now you will look back on this day, your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. — Edgar and Haydee Sampedro, NM (happily married for 19yrs!)


Congratulations Ben and Ashley on your engagement. Good luck and happiness in marriage. From your diehard Steelers fans in Fort Worth, Texas — The Rodriguez Family


Dear Ben, congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I’m very happy for you, and wish you nothing but the best!!!! Congrats again! — Amanda Wolfe, PA

Ha det god! (phonetically: har de godt). In Norwegian that means “Have it Good.” Norwegians aren’t known for being warm and fuzzy folks, so that is as loving as a saying gets. I wish you both every happiness and blessing there is. That is until….the last week in January 2012 when we meet in the AFC Championship again. I still have not recovered from January 23, 2011. However, I have regained my composure from January 2005. I forgive you Ben for beating my Jets in that divisional game. Forever a Jets Fan! — Debby Di Donato Sorrick, Lemoore, California



Best Wishes to you Ben and your future wife, Ashley. May God bless you both with a long and happy marriage and a lifetime of happiness and love. — Melissa Fetty


Ben and Ashley, “a successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” ~Mignon McLaughlin. Here’s to falling in love over and over again. May your marriage be a blessed and happy one. — Jackie Gerring


Just wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to Ben and Ashley on their upcoming marriage. The Cagle family from New Johnsonville, TN wish both of you all of the happiness this world has to offer. Our little boys Garrett is one of “Ben’s biggest fan” and he has told everyone about Big Ben getting married. — Tammy Cagle and Family, TN


Big Ben is getting married on our anniversary! My husband and I were married July 23, 1994!! Troy had his kindergarten picture taken in a Steeler jersey and his love for the Steelers has only escalated since then (He turned 40 this year). For our 13th wedding anniversary, we actually took our 3 sons to Steeler training camp – got totally stormed out tho – Congrats & Good Luck to Ben and his future bride. July 23 is great day for a wedding!!! — Best Wishes from Troy and Melanie Kemp


To Big Ben and his future bride, this Steeler family is overjoyed you guys are getting married. All the love and happiness to you guys during this time. — Bryan and Ashley Hopkins, Kentucky


Congratulations Ben, to you and Ashley Both. Wishing you two the very best. Wishing you both joy and happiness for the rest of your lives together. May God Bless be with you and Ashley on your wedding day, And for the rest of your lives together.— Kimberly Hancock, Indiana, PA


Dear Ben, Congratulations to you and your bride-to-be! My family and I wish you and Ashley a lifetime of love and happiness. From what I have read, it sounds as if you two have had a great friendship…having been married for nearly 20 years, I can tell you that’s one of the secrets to a successful marriage! Have a wonderful wedding day and don’t forget to enjoy yourself–it flies by! May God bless this new chapter in your life. — Best wishes, Charlene B. and family. Philadelphia, PA


Ben and Ashley, Congratulations on your engagement and up coming marriage. We wish you all the best! Even though we will not be able to be there to share in your happiness on your special day we will be thinking of you and praying for you! Cooper says Good Luck! — Cheryl Kent, Brett and Cooper Thornton

Congratulations Ben and Ashley on your engagement and wedding announcement. As fans, it gives us great pride to know that you have a wonderful lady and a forever partner…and we know that the beautiful gift of marriage will carry you both through a lifetime of strength, hope, and love. You both are very blessed to have one another and we wish you God’s speed!

My husband is still in Afghanistan and he will be coming home soon. He has carried the same terrible towel through the war having it pictured in Baghdad Iraq, Qatar, and Kabul Afghanistan. He has enjoyed sharing the Steeler pride with other soldiers and airmen over the last 6 months and remembers them pulling together for an all-nighter on Super Bowl Sunday (Monday, his time) watching the game real-time (3am-7am), on the Armed Forces Network. He appreciates all your support that you have given to our troops and looks forward to another great season watching you lead the team!— Bill and Susan Ellis, Fairfax Station, VA



Erin, please send my congrats & best wishes to Ben & Ashley! — Mary Anne in Chesapeake, VA


Ben and Ashley: Congratulations on your engagement and wishing you all the best for the future!— Keith, Pittsburgh, PA


Congrats to Ben and Ashley!!!!!!! I hope they live a long and happy life together.— Jessica Hardy


I would like to congratulate my boy Ben and Ashley! Congratulations on your engagement. Best of luck to both of you, may your lives be full of joy and happiness.— John Galati and Family, NJ


Congrats, Ben and Ashley. I’m so happy for you, I hope it is a magical day for the two of you life experiences are so much more special when you share them w/someone you love. I’ve been married for 20 yrs since I was 16, my husband is my best friend, and that would be the one piece of advice Id give any couple, the friendship has to stay solid thru out the marriage and everything else, good or bad will work itself out. — Tammy Rogers, Melbourne, Arkansas (but Pittsburgh raised)


Congratulations to the happy couple and I hope they can enjoy this time before the wedding without too much media in their faces.— Carolyn Crossland


Congrats to Ben and Ashley!!! I am really happy for them!!!!!!! — Brittany Jade Stewart, Turtle Creek, PA

Erin, thank you so much for this. Ben and Ashley, God bless you both and best wishes for a very happy marriage! We will be praying that you enjoy the same love and happiness that we have for the past 25 years.— Joe and Mary, NC



Ben and Ashley, we wish you all the best for your life together! — Cara and Dave Spangle, FL


I was so happy to hear the news of Ben’s engagement. They make a lovely couple and I wish them every happiness. — Donna G., VA


Congratulations on the engagement Ben and Ashley. I hope that you two have a very happy life together. I am very happy for the both of you. Ashley is a great addition to the Steelers family. — Dan Swierkowski, Butler, PA




*Thank you to everyone who took the time to send messages (and photos!).




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