While Paul McDonald is busily preparing for American Idol‘s summer tour, he’s got another big event in the works.
“I’m getting married – yes – to the lovely Nikki Reed. That’s been really exciting,” McDonald, 26, tells PEOPLE. “I’m really pumped up about that. She’s an amazing lady, and I’m very lucky to be hanging out with her.”
While McDonald is keeping mum about wedding details, he did confirm that the planning is indeed underway. “I’ll let you guys know those plans as soon as they are allowed to come out,” he says.
“We crossed paths on this random American Idol journey,” McDonald says. “That led me to my future wife, so that’s cool.”