ELL Brand and Katy Perry are set to marry within months.
The couple - who have been dating since September and got engaged over New Year - have shocked friends by revealing their wedding plans are already well underway and have asked pals to keep dates free for the nuptials.
Russell, 34, has reportedly already asked his manager, Nik Linnen, to be his best man and told him to start preparing a speech.
Russell caught everyone off guard with the engagement, a source told British newspaper The Sun. Theyve decided they wont be messing about and have already made plans for the big day.
Katys strictly religious father Keith Hudson has also given former his blessing to the couples wedding plans, saying he is happy with the news.
Further details of Russells meticulously planned romantic proposal on New Years Eve in the Indian city of Jaipur - also known as the Pink City - have also been revealed.
First the comedian prepared by taking Katy, 25, to one of the citys ancient forts, where he bought her a $1100 traditional Indian dress to wear, before they headed back to the luxurious Taj Rambagh palace hotel, where he had further surprises in store. SS
He had organised a special dining experience, a source said. We set a table in a garden with candles everywhere. At midnight they enjoyed fireworks while sitting on an elephant, which Mr. Brand specially requested. Then they were taken to the Mughal Garden - which was decorated by flowers and candlelight.
Mr Brand had given his butler the diamond ring to hide among the flowers. Miss Perry found it, he proposed, and she immediately said 'Yes. After that they requested 45 minutes privacy. They looked like they were beautifully in love. SS