NEW YORK (CBS) – Russell Brand says he’s thrilled about his upcoming wedding to pop star Katy Perry.

“I will say I am excited about getting married,” Brand said Wednesday night at a New York bookstore, where he was promoting his new book “Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal.”

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“It’s a lovely thing to get married,” he told NBC New York. “I think it’s a peaceful thing, and I’m very happy about it.”

“I’ve found someone who is singularly important to me, so it means compromise, growing up and all the things they tell you in school,” he said at another event the night before, according to People magazine. “Love between two people is the most spectacular yet ordinary thing in the world.”

He added that their wedding won’t be a spectacle.

“We’ll get married in front of our friends and family,” he said, “and keep it sort of normal.”

Brand and Perry got engaged last year. The comedian wouldn’t reveal any details on the wedding or where it will take place, but Rihanna, who is a friend of Perry’s, told Entertainment Tonight that the nuptials will take place in India.

“I am going,” she said. “It is in India. I am excited about that because I have never been there. I am just excited to see her get married. I am excited to see her dress. She won’t tell me what it is.”

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