Ashley Greene is one busy bride-to-be!
The 29-year-old actress spoke to PEOPLE exclusively about her engagement to longtime boyfriend Paul Khoury and their upcoming wedding plans.
“It’s really fun!” Greene says of being newly engaged. “Paul and I are best friends, so it’s the same but different.”
She adds: “I look down at my hand every once in a while and I’m like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m engaged’ which is crazy, but as always, we’re keeping it easy and fun and not stressing about anything that’s to come afterwards—we’re just enjoying this moment.”
“He’s always extremely romantic,” Greene says of her fiancé. “We try and mix it up and make sure that we’re adventurous—that part hasn’t really changed for us.”
She continues: “The great thing about him and I is that we have a great open line of communication about where we are, what we want and where we want to go in the future. So I feel like we’re kind of going along this path that feels right for us.”
Greene says she’s enjoying being able to be “giddy” and have “engagement dinners” with a lot of her girlfriends who are recently engaged as well.
The beautiful sparkler, of course, doesn’t hurt either.
“I would expect nothing less of him,” she gushes about the ring. “He’s extremely creative and so it’s not surprising that he spent that much time [on the ring]. He wanted it to be really special for me and one of a kind and [for him] to have a part in creating that makes it that much more special.”