The Princess Diariesstar Heather Matarazzo plans to marry longtime girlfriend Caroline Murphy in New York, The Associated Press reports.
"My eyes and spirit have opened up since I found someone that I get to share my life with," Matarazzo says of Murphy.
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The couple has been engaged for three years and originally planned to wed in California until Proposition 8 overturned the state Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. New York became the sixth and so far largest state to legalize same-sex marriage last month; the law took effect Sunday, but Matarazzo, 28, and Murphy were in no rush."I always wanted a wedding," Murphy says. "Not a trip to city hall."The pair is now planning a fall or spring wedding with more than 200 guests. Matarazzo, who plays Sadie Atkins in the upcoming film Manson Girls
, wants to wear an off-white dress, while Murphy, a recording artist, will likely wear a white pants suit, "but a sexy one."
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After marrying, the couple hopes to start a family. "We've always talked that Caroline would have a child first, and then I will go," Matarazzo says, adding that they want to adopt afterward.