LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony Seeing Red for Their Wedding

06/01/2010 at 02:55 PM EDT

LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony Seeing Red for Their Wedding
Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez
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Carmelo Anthony is letting LaLa Vazquez handle most details of their wedding planning – except for a few key elements.

"I just care about the food and the music, that's it," the NBA star told PEOPLE Saturday while celebrating his 26th birthday with his fiancée at Philippe in West Hollywood.

While he has yet to choose specific songs, the Denver Nuggets forward wants "some great music for dancing," and is also requesting red velvet cake – part of a larger color scheme he has in mind.

"We don't really have a theme yet," says former MTV veejay Vazquez, "but Melo is just certain that he wants red."

Helping with the rest is wedding planner Mindy Weiss, who "does everything and makes it so easy," says Vazquez, 30. "[It's] like no pressure whatsoever." The actress has picked out a Vera Wang gown and is working out with celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson "every single day" for the nuptials, set for July 10 in New York City.

Asked what will make their wedding special, Vazquez says it's simply about celebrating with loved ones. "What it means to us [is] having that one day to just be together and have a good time," she says. "It's not often you can get his family and my family and all of our close friends together in one room, so I'm excited about that."

She adds: "And I just think we're fun people, so the vibe is going to be fun."

Reporting by ABBY STERN

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