The stars will marry in the United Kingdom this weekend

By Michele Corriston
Updated February 14, 2015 09:45 AM
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How romantic! Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are set to wed on Valentine’s Day.

The couple will tie the knot in front of family and close friends Saturday in Britain, a source confirms to PEOPLE, before taking off for Los Angeles. British papers first broke the happy news.

Cumberbatch, 38, and Hunter, 36, announced their engagement in November in the U.K. Times. There’s also a Cumberbaby on the way: the Sherlock and The Imitation Game actor and theater director are expecting their first child together later this year.

A newlywed Cumberbatch will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday.

But back in January, Cumberbatch said his wedding planning was on hold until the end of awards season.

“One thing at a time!” the Oscar nominee joked at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

After the nuptials, the couple will take a few days to honeymoon in California, the source says, before the Oscars on Feb. 22. Cumberbatch is nominated for Best Actor for his work in The Imitation Game.