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Anne Hathaway is no ordinary bride-to-be!

Though she won't walk down the aisle until October 2013, the actress and her fiance, Adam Shulman, celebrated their love at an engagement party in February. Held in a New York bookstore, Hathaway opted for unexpected details, like serving vegan fare and tucking her favorite flowers, ranunculus and anemones, inside bird-shaped vases.

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"Everything was so fun, just like Annie," a pal tells the current issue of Us Weekly (out now).

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Hathaway's big day will be filled with equally playful touches. The "The Devil Wears Prada" actress, 29, told one friend she wants cupcakes, while another pal reveals she has selected a venue in Upstate New York, "but they're keeping it a secret until right before!"

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Hathaway dated Shulman, 31, for three years before he proposed with a 6-carat, $150,000 ring from Kwiat. "We hit it off immediately, but it took us a pretty long time to get together," Hathaway has said.