PHOTO: LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony s Wedding Save-the-Date Card

The actress and her basketball player send out a Valentine's Day heart-shaped announcement


The countdown is on for actress LaLa Vazquez and NBA star Carmelo Anthony’s wedding: The couple has just sent out Valentine’s Day-themed, heart-shaped save-the-date cards for the July 10 ceremony in New York City, urging invitees to “Get Into A New York State Of Mind.”

“This is a really exciting time,” Vazquez, 30, and Anthony, 25, say in a statement to PEOPLE Saturday. “We are looking forward to this summer to celebrate our love with our close friends and family.” The couple has a 3-year-old son, Kiyan, together.

Vazquez, a former MTV veejay, announced in January, that after a five-year engagement, she and her Denver Nuggets beau had finally decided to marry this summer. Vazquez told Williams she expected to invite “maybe 250-300 people. Everybody s been waiting for it so long, we might as well invite everybody to come hang out.”

Vazquez, who will star in the 2011 action-thriller Gun with 50 Cent and Val Kilmer, enlisted celebrity wedding planner Mindy Weiss, and guests for the star-studded soiree will include Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Ciara and Michael Jordan.

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